"For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God." — 2 Cor. 4:15

Our Children’s Ministry endeavors to work with families to teach children about the greatness and worth of God and encourage children to glorify God, live holy lives and serve God joyfully.

elementary

Birth – Five Years Old

Early Childhood

What We Provide

We provide classes for children birth to five years old. Babies receive loving care in the “Nest”. Toddlers enjoy a short time of singing praises and a Bible story, a practice which continues throughout the early childhood classes as we persist in teaching our youngest people at Grace about the greatness and might of God, changing our methods and content level as their ability to understand and attention spans develop. Our older early childhood classes (Sparrows and Eagles) learn from the Old Testament during summer and fall and the New Testament in winter and spring. Our morning includes themed play, outside play (weather permitting) and a snack for each class, each service.

Class Times

8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

How to Sign in Your Child

Grace volunteers at our check-in center located to the right of the main entrance to our west building will provide information about our children’s ministry at Grace and help parents and care givers check children into the classes appropriate for them.

Early Childhood “Truth Statements”**

  1. God is good.
  2. God is big.
  3. God is strong.
  4. Jesus loves you.
  5. We love Jesus.
  6. Thank you, Jesus.
  7. God made everything.
  8. God is with us.
  9. God knows everything.
  10. Jesus is my friend.
  11. Jesus loves me.
  12. We need God.
  13. God always wins.
  14. Only one God.
  15. Jesus is alive

**Truth Statements from the Children Desiring God curriculum

Kindergarten – Fifth Grade

Elementary

What We Provide

Our passion for teaching our children about the greatness and might of God continues through their elementary years. Each Sunday our elementary children meet together for a time of praise and worship. Following this they go to grade level classes.

Class Times

9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

First service, at 8:00 a.m., is a family service. Elementary children worship with their family for the entire service.

9:30 a.m. Service

We have Sunday School for all elementary children for the entire service. We have a worship time together after which children go to grade level classes. We use Children Desiring God curriculum for all elementary classes during second service.

Learn more about Children Desiring God
Curriculum
Children Desiring God blog

11:15 a.m. Service

We provide Junior Worship for all elementary aged children for the entire service. We meet together for a time of worship and then divide into three classes: Kindergarten and first grade, second and third grades, and fourth and fifth grades. During Junior Worship we teach from a curriculum that goes through the Bible using Treasuring Christ curriculum.

Learn more about Treasuring Christ
Curriculum

Core Concepts

  1. The Bible is the inspired word of God
  2. God is holy, righteous and loving
  3. God is the creator and sovereign over everything that is, was or will be.
  4. God eternally exists as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  5. God created man in His image to reflect Him and represent Him.
  6. Every one of us was born a sinner.
  7. The punishment for sin is being separated from God forever in hell.
  8. Jesus died to take our punishment so we could be forgiven.
  9. Jesus came back to life so we could live forever with God.
  10. The Holy Spirit indwells Christians and empowers them to live Godly lives.

Be sure to work on the Core Concepts with your Children. Let’s have every child master each of the concepts this year.

volunteer

Child Dedication
If you would like your child(ren) dedicated, you can find more information and the sign-up form below.

Simplify Family Worship
A simple guide to creating a family worship time.

Kids Adventure Week
Every summer all the children from the congregation and neighborhood are invited on a fun filled adventure where they learn about God and His love for us through the gospel.

Teaching children about the greatness and worth of God.