We exist to equip and encourage parents in their discipleship of their children by integrating, nurturing, and commissioning their children in both the fear and grace of the Lord!
Childcare is available during the entirety of the worship service for children aged birth – Kindergarten. Children ages 2-kindergarten will also have an age-appropriate Bible lesson each week.
Children in 1st-4th grades are welcome to participate in “Worshipers in Training” which meets during the second half of our worship service (children are dismissed after the singing portion of worship). Worshipers in Training follows along with the same passage of Scripture that is being taught by the pastor in the sanctuary but at a more age-appropriate level.
If you are new or visiting Grace, stop by our info desk in the main commons when you arrive and a children’s ministry team member would be happy to help you sign your kids in for these Sunday morning ministries and escort you and your family to their respective classrooms.
COMING THIS FALL!
Our new Midweek program for kids…IG-Nite!
IG-Nite (Intentional Growth Nite) will replace AWANA in the fall of 2022 as our midweek children’s ministry! Our goal for IG-Nite is that it will be a place where kids can intentionally focus on growing in their knowledge of who Christ is and how they can make Him known to others!
WHO is it for? IG-Nite is for kids aged 3 through those in 5th grade. There are four levels of IG-Nite:
Preschool: Our objective in preschool is for kids to have a basic understanding of how the Bible fits together from Genesis-Revelation as they learn and review major Bible events through stories, songs, crafts, games, and more!
Early Elementary (Kdg/1st grade): Our objective is for our early elementary students to get a grasp on two big questions – WHO is God? And WHAT is the Gospel? Through songs, games, crafts, and an interactive workbook, our kindergarten and first-grade students will become investigators as they dig into these two big questions!
Middle Elementary (2nd/3rd grade): As kids become more confident readers, we want to help them apply those skills to the most important book of all…the Bible! Our objective for the middle elementary level is to develop biblical literacy in our students by teaching them what the Bible is about, how to use and study the Bible, and why we can trust and treasure the Bible!
Upper Elementary (4th/5th grade): We want to equip older elementary kids as they get ready to head to middle school and beyond by helping them explore what we believe as Christians and why we believe it!
WHEN does it start? IG-Nite kicks off Wednesday, September 14. It will meet from 6:15 p.m. – 8 p.m. on most Wednesdays throughout the school year.
WHAT is the difference between IG-Nite and AWANA? Whereas AWANA places a high emphasis on Scripture memory and individual achievement, IG-Nite is more like a Bible study for kids! The IG-Nite curriculum is structured so that it is easy for someone to jump in mid-year, making it more accessible when students want to bring their friends.
WHAT do you do at IG-Nite? Learn engaging Bible lessons, play fun games, sing and dance with worship songs, and discuss and pray with your small group.
At Grace Church we believe children are a gift from God, and we are very excited that you are considering child dedication. Child dedication is a commitment you make before God, as parents, to give thanks to God and raise your children according to God’s purpose. It is our heart to partner with you as your child grows and develops their own personal relationship with God. To that end, we offer a dedication service designed to help you commit to raising your child to find and follow God!
Got questions? Visit the Child Dedication page to learn more.
The next Child Dedication date is Sunday, October 30, 2022 with a required class on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 11:00am
Church Picture Schedule and Expectations
Great for use with younger children to help them follow along with the service and to set and remember expectations during the service. You may even want to offer an incentive for meeting the expectations. Print one off for your children to follow along with each Sunday.
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Interested in serving in Children's ministry?
We are always looking for more volunteers to partner with us in sharing the love of Jesus with the next generation of the church! We are looking for faithful, cheerful, go-getter volunteers who love Christ and His Word and want to share it with others!
As a church, we are aware of the dangers to children in our culture, and we strive to make the church environment a positive, safe, and happy place for children to grow in their spiritual understanding. For this reason, we require that anyone working with minors in a ministry capacity at the church complete our volunteer application which includes a background check. Volunteers are then routinely screened again during the years of their service in an attempt to maintain an unhindered ministry to children.
If you would like more information about volunteering in children’s ministry at Grace Church or about our child protection policy, please click here.