Redemption Kids

A safe, fun, and Bible-centered place for children on Sundays.

What is Redemption Kids?

Redemption Kids is a safe and loving environment where kids will have a blast learning about God. We strive to make it a place where parents will feel comfortable leaving their children in our care.

We want to make church a place kids want to be!

Who is Redemption Kids for?

Redemption Kids is offered at every service for all children from birth through 5th grade. Children age 2 and up will participate in age appropriate and Bible-centered lessons, songs, crafts and activities designed to help them learn who God is and how they can relate to him.

What makes Redemption Kids Possible?

Redemption Kids is staffed by an incredible group of trained and background checked volunteers who are dedicated to providing intentional love and care for the children and families in our community. Anyone interested in joining our team and partnering with us can begin the process by signing up for Start Here.

 


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Seth Troutt

Associate Pastor, Ministries
About Seth Troutt
I have been married to Taylor since 2013. We have one son, Jay, and two dogs named Calvin and Herman. We like going on walks around our neighborhood (especially when we leave the dogs at home).
If you would have met me in high school or college you would have met one of the most destructively self-righteous people you have ever known. God placed faithful pastors into my life who graciously, yet firmly, called me on my pride and moralism; I knew about the gospel of grace, but internally I was living out of a gospel of moral conformity and intellectual supremacy that led simultaneously to insecurity and arrogance. The gospel — that the kingdom of God has come near in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus — has again and again and again shown me how good, gracious, glorious, and great the Lordship of God really is.
I am a graduate of Arizona State University, have a Master of Divinity in Biblical Communication from Phoenix Seminary, and am working on a doctorate degree at Covenant Theological Seminary. Before coming onto Redemption Gateway’s staff in 2016, I served at Grace Community Church in Tempe for seven years.
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Jen Natzke

R/Kids Administrative Coordinator
About Jen Natzke

I have been married to Derek since February 2003. We have six kids together: Berlynn, Alana, Liam, Paisley, Charli, Roman. Their ages span from teenagers to preschool.  We love to be active and run lots of races and have fun at the gym.  I grew up in a family that was called Christian, however, grace and acceptance was very merit based. If I performed well, things would go well. I never wanted to be the one to underperform. My understanding of grace was limited to the one time sacrifice on the cross. Jesus died for my sins, but you better do your part. Derek was Catholic when I married him which didn’t help my merit based concept of grace. Through many years of prayers Derek decided to step out of the Catholic Church and we happened upon Redemption. This began the transformation. My understanding of grace is no longer limited to the past. I know see the grace in the future promises but also in every present moment. It is so reliving to know (and believe) that Christ’s one time sacrifice was enough. I am accepted and can stand before the Father because of HIS merit and not my own. The freedom that this brings is life changing and I never grow tired of seeing how God grows me in this every day. 

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Laura Lefevre

R/Kids Elementary Coordinator
About Laura Lefevre

I have been married to my wonderful husband, Blaine, since February 2003. We have 6 crazy kids: Chelsey, Cheyanne, Shelby, Ben, Julianna, and Emmanuel, as well as 3 rambunctious grand kids (so far). Even though I grew up going to a legalistic church where salvations always seemed on the line, I always suspected that God was much different than the way He was portrayed there. While I have called myself a Christian my whole life, it wasn’t until I was 24 that I fully surrendered my life to Jesus. A blessed series of events occurred surrounding the tragic death of my toddler nephew which led my entire family into a true relationship with Jesus. Since then, God has led me on a journey (sometimes with my cooperation and sometimes not) drawing me deeper in love and understanding of who He is and how perfect His plans are. I am an educator at heart. I love teaching people of all ages, but kids are the most fun. Woven into my love of teaching God has planted a passion in my heart to fulfill the great commission to go and make disciples. I believe that the classrooms at Redemption Gateway are a mission field and I am blessed to be a part of the faith stories born and nurtured there.

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