Grace Kids VBS Make Waves July 10-14

Grace Kids VBS 

July 10-14

VBS is just around the corner for your kids this summer! Get ready for a week full of crafts, games, snacks, and a whole lot of fun! This year's VBS theme is Make Waves: What you do today can change the world around you. We think it’s possible for kids and volunteers to create a ripple effect that can impact the world around them in ways they will never forget. God put you onto this planet to do the same thing—to make waves.

VBS starts on Sunday, July 10th during the morning gatherings with July 11-14 from 6-8:30pm at the Berlin Campus. Registration is open for kids ages 4 years to 6th Grade.



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 to review the importance of parent commissioning, and provide instructions for the day of the celebration.




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.






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-knit relationships amongst small groups, and an engaging element in large group where all come together for collective worship and learning.





Safety is of utmost importance at Grace. To stay accountable, background checks are administered to every volunteer. All parents, guardians, and volunteers must create an account before entering Grace Kids. A check in 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 their child's tag in order for them to be released.



Resources for Parents
What does a normal Sunday gathering look like for my kids?

Ages 0-2 years old. Guided free play.

2's - Preschool
  • Guided free play and intro activity (15 minutes)
  • Story Time (15 minutes)
  • Snack (15 minutes)
  • Craft (15 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-March (Kindergarten - 4th Grade): 
  • The Wednesday night meal and activities is held at the Berlin Campus only.
  • Free meal at 6pm in the Grace Church Berlin Gym
  • Program from 7-8pm (Check-in begins at 6:45pm)

 Not provided

Kindergarten - 4th Grade
  • Small Group Activity (10 minutes)
  • Large Group worship, game and Bible story (40 minutes)
  • Small Group Activity (10 minutes)

Emily Byler, Director of Kids Ministry