LIL’ RAYS VISION

At Radiance, we believe that our children can authentically worship just like their parents.  It’s our desire that our families would learn how to make Jesus #1 in their hearts and take practical steps to shine His light to the world.

Our goals at Lil’ Rays are:

  • To lead each child to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • To teach each child to love God and love people.
  • To provide opportunities for children to serve and to demonstrate the love of Christ.

 

CURRICULUM:

At Lil’ Rays we have chosen the Hands-On Bible curriculum that provides children a fun and interactive way to learn those life-changing lessons that come from the Scriptures.  We can give our kids a great start to a meaningful relationship with Christ and provide fun and practical ways to grow in their faith as we teach them about the Bible from an early age.

Check out the video that describes our material and join us this Sunday!

 

A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

At Lil’ Rays, we want to provide a safe and secure environment for each child. Each family checks in their child/children at a self check-in station in front of Gallery A. At the self check-in station, each family will enter your 10-digit phone number. Each child will receive a name tag to wear while he/she is in worship service. The name tag has a unique alphanumeric code that is generated at random every week. All parents will receive a pick-up label with the same code as their children. Each family will show this label to the Lil’ Ray teacher when picking up their child. After check-in, you can drop your child off in Gallery A for worship and the large group lesson. Those arriving later will be guided to the child’s classroom.

 

FIRST TIME VISITORS

If you will be visiting Lil’ Rays for the first time, we invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the worship service. You’ll fill out a New Family Member form and we’ll print name labels and pick-up labels for your child(ren).

 

STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

Lil’ Rays is committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for children. All Lil’ Rays teachers and leaders are carefully screened and supervised, and complete a comprehensive application before serving in Lil’ Rays. This application includes a background check and reference checks. In addition, several teachers have received First Aid, CPR, and AED training. Our teachers and leaders are committed members of Radiance Christian Church.

LIL’ RAYS BY AGE GROUP

Baby Rays: Age 1 to 3
Mini Rays: Age 3 (potty-trained) to Preschool
Lower Elementary: Grades Transitional Kindergarten to 2
Upper Elementary: Grades 3 to 5

 

SERVE AT LIL’ RAYS

If you are interested in serving at Lil’ Rays at any age group, please contact Jonathan Moon at jonmoon@radiancesf.org.

Children’s Ministry Staff

Director


Name:
 Jonathan Moon
Occupation: Children’s Ministry and Youth Director; Student at Fuller Seminary Bay Area
Favorite Bible Verse:  Psalms 18:29-30
Favorite Cartoon: Los Supercampeones
Why I teach: Children need God at an early age, to have their heart, soul and mind transformed, so that they can grow up to bear the image of Christ and glorify Him!

 

 

Baby Rays


Screenshot 2016-06-15 12.48.51Name:
Wendy Lee
Occupation: Program Coordinator at Community Youth Center of San Francisco
Favorite Bible Verse:  Romans 8:38-29
Favorite Cartoon: Eeyore
Why I teach: To love the children with a love greater than anything prescribed by this world and to show them a way to Jesus.


Screenshot 2016-06-15 11.56.03Name:
Jessica Jung
Occupation: Wedding and event planner
Favorite Bible Verse:  Hebrews 11:1
Favorite Cartoon: Sailor Moon
Why I teach: Children are zee best! 🙂

 

image01Name: Diane Truong
Occupation: Talent and People Operations
Favorite Bible Verse:  Jeremiah 29:11-13
Favorite Cartoon: It’s a toss up between Batman and Boo from Monster’s Inc.
Why I teach: It’s such a blessing to be around kiddos who are filled with so much joy and are able to delight in His love.

 

image01Name: Laura Yoon
Occupation: Business Development/Marketing Assistant
Favorite Bible Verse:  Proverbs 3:5
Favorite Cartoon: Arthur
Why I teach: I always loved working with children, so when I saw the announcement that Children’s Ministry wanted more help, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to serve.

 

elaineName: Elaine Nguyen
Occupation: Communications Strategist
Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
Favorite Cartoon: Bambi
Why I teach: I see children as precious. Serving them is not only an opportunity to live out my faith but to be part of their journey in developing theirs. What an honor!

 

1443285924190Name: Diana Kim
Occupation: Para-professional
Favorite Bible Verse: Galatians 2:20
Favorite Cartoon: My Neighbor Totoro
Why I teach: I teach because the children remind me what the purpose of our life is, to serve God and bring glory to His Kingdom. Also, they are cute 🙂

 

IMG_5274Name: Stef Chin
Occupation: Associate at Carmel Blue, Parenting Resource Center
Favorite Bible Verse:  Matthew 6:9–13
Favorite Cartoon: We Bear Bears
Why I teachServing in the Children’s Ministry allows me to tangibly love the children within our church.

 

Mini Rays

image01Name: Rachel Jang
Occupation: Hospitality/Hotel Industry
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Favorite Cartoon: Stitch
Why I teach: Growing up I was blessed with teachers who truly loved, cared and spiritually helped me develop my love for Him. Now, I want to do the same for our Lil Rays!

 

image12Name:  Tiffany Lee
Occupation:  International Tax Consultant
Favorite Bible Verse:  Romans 8:38-39
Favorite Cartoon:  Rapunzel!!!!
Why I teachI wanted to serve the cutest members of Radiance!

 

 

image17Name: Silvia Wong
Occupation: Sales Person
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Favorite Cartoon: Bambi
Why I teach: I wanted to serve in the church and Children’s Ministry was asking for help. Children are fun to work with.

 

 

image14Name: Alex Choy
Occupation: Software Engineer
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Philippians 4:13
Favorite Cartoon: Batman
Why I teach: Because it was a good opportunity to serve at church and I love working with kids. I hope to see all of them grow and want to be a part of that.

 

image18Name: Grace Jiras
Occupation: Technical Recruiter
Favorite Bible Verse:  Luke 15:20
Favorite Cartoon: Anything Disney 🙂
Why I teach: Because I love playing with kids and seeing them learn about God’s word!

 

Lower Elementary

wingName: Wing Cheuk
Occupation: Computer Vision Software Engineer
Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6
Favorite Cartoon: Stitch
Why I teach: To introduce and teach kids about God at an early age. I love children and I think this is a great opportunity to serve.

 

Screenshot 2016-06-15 11.59.19Name: Christopher Sung
Occupation: Law School Student
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 10:9-10
Favorite Cartoon: Winnie the Pooh
Why I teach: I decided to be a Children’s Ministry teacher because Sunday School was such a valuable experience in my own life and I want to be able to share my experience. Also, I enjoy teaching and love playing with children, and I get to do both those things as a teacher!

 


Chou Family-136 Name: 
 Jason Hsieh
Occupation:  Business Analyst
Favorite Bible Verse:  Psalm 71: 17-18
Favorite Cartoon: Wall-E
Why I teach: I think kids should be assured that somebody cares for them – even if he’s not the high-energy, go-to guy to play with all the time!

 

Upper Elementary

 

IMG_1922Name:  Lori Hung
Occupation:  Grad student at Berkeley Haas
Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Favorite Cartoon: Totoro !
Why I teachI wanted to serve the Radiance community in an area that needs support. I also love children because they always have the purest perspectives on life that I often loose sight on. And I do believe that teaching is meaningful and impactful to any child’s growth so I honor this opportunity to be a part of that development in a child’s life!

 

screenshot-2016-10-18-15-56-50Name: Spencer Hiura
Occupation: Dental Student (1 year away from graduation!)
Favorite Bible Verse: Revelation 12:11
Favorite Cartoon: Hey Arnold! & Adventure Time
Why I teach: For me, there is no better experience than seeing someone you care about come to know Christ.

 

 

Worship

1443285924190Name: Diana Kim
Occupation: Para-professional
Favorite Bible Verse: Galatians 2:20
Favorite Cartoon: My Neighbor Totoro
Why I teach: I teach because the children remind me what the purpose of our life is, to serve God and bring glory to His Kingdom. Also, they are cute 🙂

 

 

hyunsooName: Hyunsoo Daniel Kim
Occupation: Hedge Fund Analyst
Favorite Bible Verse: Habakkuk 3:17-19
Favorite Cartoon: Tom & Jerry / Batman Beyond
Why I teachTo worship alongside the children and teachers of Radiance (and to see CM Director, Jon Moon, dance), is one of my greatest joys. As part of the praise and motions team, I am reminded that our hearts, whether toddler or adult, were meant to be uninhibited in His love and effusive in our praise to Jesus.