WHAT IS GKIDS?

The Children’s Ministry at Grace is made up of four groups... GBabies, GPreKids, GKids and GKids presents Awana.

In GKids, we are committed to leading children to know God and grow in their relationship with Jesus.  Because of this, we strive to create an environment where every child can discover what it means to have an unforgettable relationship with God.  So every week we provide engaging truth, we surround our kids with caring leaders, and we make it fun.

In GKids, we know that one of your greatest concerns is the safety and protection of your children.  Because of the nature of the world we live in, we have several security measures in place.  The most obvious of these is our Sunday check-in system.  Every parent is asked to check-in their children at one of our two convenient check-in locations when they arrive each Sunday.  One is in the children’s area, while the other is in the gym.  All children can be picked up at the counter in the children’s area after the service.

In GBabies, your youngest children experience
the love of Jesus in a clean, caring environment;

In GPreKids, your preschoolers discover
the basic stories of God’s word;

In GKids, your elementary kids learn
to have an everyday-relationship with Jesus;

In Awana, your children engage
the truth of the Bible that can sustain their faith for a lifetime.

Family Worship Sunday

On the first Sunday of every month, we have our K - 5th graders stay in the Worship Service with their families.  This is a time for our families to Worship together and a time for our children to see us praising God as a church. It is an AWESOME opportunity for all of our families to worship together!

On Family Worship Sundays, we also add in some kid-specific elements. This could be a song, a scripture reading, or even having one of our kids help illustrate the message on stage!

Why Family Worship Sunday?

In GBabies, your children age 0-2 experience the love of Jesus in a clean, caring environment.  Should you need to keep your child with you during the service, a cry room is located just off the gymnasium, to the right of the stage.  Because this room has been equipped with a speaker, the service can be heard clearly without the concern that your child is being a distraction to others in the service.

GBabies PARENT INSTRUCTIONS

Moms and Dads, you are essential in helping create a clean, safe nursery.

  • Please label all of your child’s belongings clearly.
  • Do not take your child to the nursery if they have fever (within previous 24 hours), vomiting, diarrhea, persistent nasal drainage (green or yellow in color), common cold, sore throat, unexplained rash, skin infection, pink eye or other eye infection, or any symptom of a childhood disease, such as scarlet fever, German measles, mumps or chicken pox
  • Be sure to fill out a Family Registration Form and return it to the Check-in counter.  This will alert us of any allergies or special medication your child needs, and give us a way to reach you in case of emergency.
  • Check out at classrooms. Bring your parent sticker!

Children begin GPreKids -  2&3’s class in August following their second birthday. 

Questions about GBabies? Click here

In GKids your kids grades K-5th learn to have an everyday relationship with Jesus.  There, we create a fun environment that captures a child’s attention & imagination. Each week, Bible stories come to life through video, music, activities, and more.

GKids SCHEDULE (K-5th Grade)

9:15a - Bible lesson, worship and games

10:20a - Pick-up at the gymnasium

Mid-service - Large Group Worship & Small Groups

End of Service - Check-out at counter in children’s area

GKids PARENT INSTRUCTIONS

Moms and Dads, you are essential in helping your children grow in their relationship with Jesus.

  • Encourage your children to attend EVERY WEEK.  The lessons build on each other, so your child won’t want to miss.
  • Be sure they arrive on time — 9:15am is when we begin, and your child shouldn’t miss even the beginning. Our 9:15 and 10:30 curriculum work together to build a strong biblical foundation for your child.
  • There are many resources to help you as parents be strong spiritual leaders to your family. Download the ParentCue App (iPhone/Android), it is full of helpful resources.
  • To avoid the distraction to your child & others, please discourage your child from bringing their electronics and toys to church. These may be removed from your child for the morning if they are interfering with your child’s participation and learning.
  • Be sure to fill out a Family Registration Form and return it to the Check-in counter.  This will alert us of any allergies or special medication your child needs, and give us a way to reach you in case of emergency.

Children begin GKids in August when they have started Kindergarten.

Questions about GKids? Click here 

In GPreKids, your preschoolers age 2-4 discover the basic stories of God’s word in a creative and relevant way. Each week, Bible stories come to life through video, music, activities, and more. 

GPreKids SCHEDULE (2&3’s - K4)

9:15 Bible Story, Songs, Crafts and a light snack.

10:20a Bible Story, Songs, Crafts and a light snack.

End of Service Check-out at classrooms. Bring your sticker. 

GPreKids PARENT INSTRUCTIONS

Moms and Dads, you are essential in helping your children grow in their relationship with Jesus. 

  • Encourage your children to attend EVERY WEEK. The lessons build on each other, so your child won’t want to miss.
  • Be sure they arrive on time — 9:15am is when we begin, and your child shouldn’t miss even the beginning. Our 9:15 and 10:30 curriculum work together to build a strong biblical foundation for your child.
  • There are many resources to help you as parents be strong spiritual leaders to your family. Download the ParentCue App (iPhone/Android), it is full of helpful resources.
  • To avoid distractions in GKids, please discourage your child from bringing their phones and/or toys to church.
  • Be sure to fill out a Family Registration Form and return it to the Check-in counter.  This will alert us of any allergies or special medication your child needs, and give us a way to reach you in case of emergency.

Children begin GPreKids - 2&3’s class in August following their second birthday, and are promoted to K4 in August according to their grade in school.

Questions about GPreKids? Click here

In Awana, your children engage the foundational Bible truths that can sustain their faith for a lifetime. 

Awana is a ministry that assists churches in reaching children with the good news of Jesus Christ and in training them to serve Him.  Awana is all about fun with a purpose – to win and grow kids for Christ.  The Awana name is an acrostic derived from a verse in the Bible found in 2 Timothy  2:15, “Approved workmen are not ashamed.”

Awana is a Wednesday weekly program consisting of three parts. 

Counsel Time - Includes group Bible study and application.

Handbook Time - Learning and training time focused on how the Bible should impact our daily lives and committing God’s Word to memory.  

Game Time - Packed with exciting activities including both team and individual competition.  

Our Awana is broken into three age groups:  

Cubbies (3-5), Sparks (K-2nd Grade), and T&T (3rd-5th Grade).

Check out the Awana apps for kids!!

Moms and Dads, you are essential in helping your child to get the most out of Awana! Encourage your children to attend Awana every week. Consistency will help your child excel!

  • Make sure they bring their Bible, book and wear their vest each week so that they can receive their awards when they are earned.
  • Be sure they arrive on time - 6:20-6:30p (not before). Promptness helps our program keep on track and ensures your child will not miss out.
  • Be sure to fill out a Family Registration Form and return it. This will alert us of any allergies or special medication your child needs and will give us a way to reach you in case of emergency.
  • Pick up your children promptly at 8:15p. For their safety, the children will gather in the Old Sanctuary. They will then be loaded into your car as you pull forward alongside the curb.
  • Children being Cubbies in August following their third birthday, and are promoted to new classes in August according to their grade in school.
  • Awana is intended to complement the adult small group Bible studies, and should not be used as free childcare. We strongly encourage all parents find and connect to a KGroup happening all over the community. Check here for a current list of groups!
  • Always encourage your child. Children have much more fun when Mom and Dad show interest in their accomplishments.
  • To avoid distractions in Awana, please discourage your child from bringing their toys, electronics, money, etc.
  • We strongly encourage kids to wear tennis shoes to Awana each week as many of the games we play in the gym are easier and safer with tennis shoes. All kids are required to participate in game time unless a parent/guardian has requested otherwise.

Questions about Awana? Click here

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