Grace Kids

Grace Kids

 

 

Philosophy

The Grace Kids philosophy operates with the conviction that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. God's design is for parents to be the primary influencers in a child's life. As a church, we will do everything in our power to help kids and students be spiritually formed, and ultimately, to help parents win at home.

 

 

 

 

Purpose

Grace Kids teaches children ages Nursery - 4th Grade the foundational Biblical truth and knowledge in order to establish salvation and an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. Our goal is to provide each child with a fun and safe atmosphere where their relationships with Jesus, our volunteers, and other children can thrive. By using a small group/large group model, we are able to achieve tight knight relationships amongst small groups, and an engaging element in large group where all come together for collective worship and learning.

 

 

 

Safety

Safety is of utmost importance at Grace. To stay accountable, background checks are administered to every volunteer. All parents, guardians, and volunteers must create a KidCheck account before entering Grace Kids. A KidCheck volunteer will be present at all times to assist any newcomers with the check in process. When parents arrive for pick up, they must present the Guardian Tag that was printed when they checked in their child. The Guardian Tag must match your child's tag in order for them to be released.

 

 

Parent Commissioning

Parent commissioning at Grace is here to give families the opportunity to publicly commit to raising their child in a way that glorifies Christ. Every Parent Commissioning celebration has a parent meeting prior to the celebration. During this meeting we go over why we do commissioning, discuss what raising a child that follows Jesus looks like, and the order of service for the day of the celebration.

Upcoming Events

VBS 2019

Did someone say safari?! ROAR into VBS! VBS, which is taking place June 9-13, is designed specifically for kids ages 4 years old - 6th Grade. At the start of each evening your child gathers in a small group with trained adult leaders to focus on God’s BIG story for their lives. Your child will then go to different activities including wildly fun games, Bible teaching, crafts, snacks, and lastly gather together in large group time filled with music and Bible teaching that reaches their age group. VBS will conclude on Thursday, June 13th with a special visit from Jungle Bob and his live, wild, animal friends - this event is for the whole family!

VBS Details

Time: 
Sunday - Attend one of our gatherings at 8:30AM & 10:30AM
Monday-Thursday - 6-8:30PM

Where: Grace Church

Cost: FREE

Age: 4 year olds - 6th Grade

Child and volunteer registration starts May 12! 
For preparation purposes, registration will officially close on May 26.

VBS relies heavily on donations. If interested in helping out in this way, a donation list will be available on May 12.
 

What does a normal Sunday morning look like for my kids?
Sunday Mornings Year-Round (Nursery - 4th Grade): 
  • 1st Gathering: 8:30am - 9:30am (Check-in begins at 8:15am)
  • 2nd Gathering: 10:30am - 11:30am (Check-in begins at 10:15am)
Nursery

Guided free play

2's - Preschool
  • Guided free play and intro activity (35 minutes)
  • Snack/Story Time (10 minutes)
  • Craft (10 minutes)
  • Mini Movie (5 minutes) 
Kindergarten - 4th Grade
  • Small Group activity (20 minutes)
  • Large Group worship and Bible story (20 minutes)
  • Small Group craft (20 minutes)
What is the Wednesday Night schedule?
Wednesday Nights September-April (Preschool - 4th Grade): 
  • Free meal at 6pm in the Grace Gym
  • Program from 7-8pm (Check-in begins at 6:45pm)
Nursery

 Not provided

Preschool - Kindergarten
  • 7:00 - 7:10: Worship
  • 7:10 - 7:15: Dismissed to Small Groups
  • 7:15 - 7:30: Bible lesson
  • 7:30 - 7:45: Craft
  • 7:45 - 8:00: Bible memory/Game
  • 8:00: Parents pick-up
1st - 4th Grade
  • 7:00 - 7:10: Worship
  • 7:10 - 7:30: Bible lesson
  • 7:30 - 7:45: Game 
  • 7:45 - 8:00: Bible memory and activity with Small Group
  • 8:00: Parents pick-up
Contact

Charity Mishler, Director of Grace Kids