Equipping Youth, Children, and Families to Grow Together
We seek to partner with families so that children can grow in faith. We believe families are the primary people from whom children learn what it means to be a follower of God. Therefore, we are dedicated to encouraging families to develop caring relationships that foster growth and service so that together we can show children what it means to be a disciple.
How can my child get connected?
Sprouts are our 4th-6th graders and they meet on the first and fourth Sunday of the month (barring holidays, or other major school breaks). This is a youth-group-style group that starts with dinner before moving on to our activities.
Sunday School is where children spend time learning their Bible basics. We use Spark Lectionary as our curriculum to help children connect what they learn from the Bible to worship. Spark Lectionary lessons follow the liturgical calendar, they don’t repeat in a three-year cycle, and they help the children engage scripture in age appropriate ways. Most importantly, our Sunday School is a smaller group of children that allows our leaders to build relationships and make connections beyond Sunday School.
There are three children’s classes on Sunday morning that meet from 10:15 – 11.
• Seeds | Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade (Children's Wing C107)
• Acorns | 2nd and 3rd grade (Children's Wing C101)
• Sprouts | 4th, 5th, and 6th grade (Shrader Youth Center Y201)
During the Sunday 9 & 11:00 services, we offer a special worship service for children ages 4-3rd grade. Children are dismissed to Super Church in the Tree House where they have a children’s sermon and share in parts of worship such as music, communion, etc. In short, Super Church is about helping children engage in an age appropriate worship environment.
Grace Church provides supervised nursery care for infants and children up through age 3 on Saturday evening, Sunday morning and for special services.
Children's Ministry is different than so many other ministries of the church because we are one of the few in which those we serve cannot volunteer to lead the events we host. There are many places where volunteers can serve and minister to the children. Sunday School, Super Church, Sprouts, and annual events are all places where volunteers are vital to what we do. We also have some behind the scenes ways people who want to serve in the Children's Ministry can do without having to be front and center. For more information please contact Sarah Cordero.
Sunday, Feb. 12, 12:15-2p
Share lunch and then enjoy a time of making crafts to give away and work together on making fleece blankets for our older congregants.
Sunday, Mar 5, 4:30-6p
Ready for winter to end? Bring a snack to
share and be ready to play games and make sensory jars.