Our Vision: To Promote Generations of Godliness
Children are gifts from God as a church we have a responsibility to be stewards of the gift of children. Every week, parents entrust this precious gift of their children to us to teach, care for, and protect. We consider this time not as a burden, but as a privilege and a weighty responsibility. While the primary burden of caring for and teaching children rests with their parents, as a church we also have a fundamental responsibility to point children to the truth.
Our Mission: To Glorify God
The children’s ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church exists to glorify God in the following ways:
Maintaining an appropriately safe and secure environment for our children.
Making the whole counsel of Scripture known to children with special emphasis on the Gospel (Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Romans 1:16-17).
Praying for the children and relying on the Holy Spirit to regenerate their hearts through the faithful teaching of His Word (Romans 10:17; Ephesians 2:4-10).
Living faithfully before the children and modeling for them how Christians are called to respond to God, interact with each other, and with the world around us (Matthew 5:16; 1 Corinthians 11:1).
Encouraging children to learn to serve and not just be served (Mark 10:43-45).
Maintaining appropriate ethical standards such that volunteers and teachers live and serve above reproach, protecting the children of Grace Presbyterian church and the reputation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sunday Mornings With Children
During our morning service, we provide childcare for birth through K-4. We also have a children’s sermon as part of our service and we offer a children’s church time for our K-5 and first graders during the main sermon. All volunteers working with children have passed a background check and have received childcare training.
We also offer Sunday School for ages K5 through fifth grade in the fall and spring semesters.
Here’s what is happening this fall!
When: September 8 - November 17 for regular classes plus a special mini session for Kids’ Choir from November 24 - December 22, 2019
Where: Children’s Wing
Birth - Age 4: Child care will be provided in the Yellow or Blue Room, depending on age/mobility.
K5/1st/2nd: Children will focus on the Children’s Catechism in the Red Room. Justin and Mary Diggins will be teaching.
3rd/4th/5th: Children will focus on the Shorter Catechism in the Green Room. Susan Wilhelm and Kay Carlton will be teaching.
Special Mini-Session for Kids’ Choir from November 24 - December 22, 2019
Kids’ Choir for all Children Grades K-5 will be held each Sunday from 9 - 9:45am in the Green Room. They will participate by singing during the opening of worship on Sunday, December 22 at the 10:00am worship.
To find out more:
Contact our children’s ministry director, Ashley Konieczko: Ashley@gracepresarp.org