Children's Ministries at GraceAssisting parents in bringing up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Our Children’s ministry exists to assist parents in bringing up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. We do not assume the roles of parents, but come along side them in providing teaching and resources that will reinforce what is being taught in the home.
We eagerly desire to assist parents in telling the children of Grace the glorious deeds of the Lord (Psalm 78:4). Our goal is to exalt the Lord so that our children would set their hope in God and not forget His wonderful works (Psalm 78:7). Realizing that there will most likely be a combination of believing and unbelieving children, we are committed to the following:
Evangelizing unbelieving children – Unbelieving children are continually pointed to the person and work of Jesus Christ as their only hope for salvation. Our prayer is that the Holy Spirit would open their hearts to receive the good news of the gospel through saving faith and repentance.
Equipping believing children – Believing children need to know how to please the Lord in every area of their life. Our commitment is to teach these young believers the essential truths from the Bible that will help them love the Lord with all their heart and grow in their Christian walk.
We deeply love our children here at Grace and desire to teach them to:
1) Fear and love God above all things (Proverbs. 1:7, Matthew 22:37)
2) Respect and obey God’s Word (Ephesians 6:1-3, Joshua 1:8-9)
3) Honor and obey their parents in all things (Ephesians 6:1-3)
4) Love and serve others (Matthew 22:38, Mark 10:45).
We are pleased to provide a clean nursery for infants and toddlers during all Sunday and Midweek services. Faithful volunteers provide a loving and caring environment for your children while you are in the worship service. The two and three year-old class is taught simple truths from the Bible during the Sunday morning service.
Sunday School classes are provided (4 yrs. – 6th grade) during our 2nd worship services.
Our teachers use the Generations of Grace curriculum, which covers the entire Bible every three years from a God-centered perspective. Children will see His sovereign plan of redemption from Genesis to Revelation. Each class focuses on the same lesson in an age appropriate way, giving families the opportunity to discuss the same lesson on the way home or around the dinner table. It is our prayer that children would not just learn moral lessons, but they would learn to “set their confidence in God” (Psalm 78:7).
(4 yrs. – 6th grade) meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15 pm.
After kids check in, the evening opens with singing some of the great hymns of the faith. Bible lessons, Verse Memory, Catechism, and Games fill out the rest of this action packed night!
Catechism is a question and answer method that has been used in the church from the very beginning to teach children and adults the essential truths of the Christian faith. Children memorize over 100 questions that will build their faith and help them gain an understanding of the great plan of redemption. Those who memorize all the answers to these important questions become members of the “Catechism Club” and are awarded a trophy at the end of the year.
An important part of GraceKids is singing! Kids learn many of the hymns of the past as well as great new songs to help them lift their hearts and voices to the Lord. Various opportunities are also provided throughout the year for the children’s choir to minister to the church and community with their voices.
Kids will burn off plenty of energy during game time! Our gamemasters make the night exciting with an assortment of fun games and activities. This is also a practical time to help children learn to work together, follow directions, and show kindness to others.
Vacation Bible School – Our VBS week is a great way to reach our community for Christ and to teach our own children the truths of the gospel. Each day, gifted and creative teachers present Bible lessons. Crafts, drama, and games help reinforce the teaching.
Reformation Day – Kids need to know about the great heroes of the faith and Reformation Day (October 31) provides the perfect opportunity to introduce them to men and women God has used throughout church history. The night is spent helping families remember the impact of God’s Word on Christians of the past. Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and George Whitefield are just a few of the godly servants we have learned about on Reformation Day. The Reformation Carnival has become one of the highlights of the year!