GCC Kids Ministry

We love kids! More importantly we love helping kids learn to love and follow Jesus!
All of our teaching is done through the lens of The Big God Story, which is simply what God has done throughout history and continues to do through us! We offer age appropriate play time, hands on activities, teaching and relationship building within safe and engaging environments.

When you visit for the first time, you will be asked to fill out a Family Registration Card and a volunteer will be able to walk you through our check-in and check-out procedures.

Early Childhood (Birth-4 years)

Nursery
• Nursery is offered during the 9:00 and 10:30 am services
• We provide a safe environment where God’s love will be communicated to the little
ones in our care. Our loving volunteers will care for your child so that you can engage in the worship service.
• Children in the nursery will move to the preschool side of EC when they are potty trained. This usually happens when they are about 2 1/2 years old.

Preschool
• Preschool class is offered at the 9:00 and 10:30 am services
• Our lessons, each week, teach the children that God made them, God loves them and God is with them.
• Children in the preschool class will move to the Pre-K/Kindergarten area in August when they are 1 year from starting Kindergarten. 

To prepare your child for class next Sunday use “At Home Weekly” 

Pre-K/Kindergarten (For kids 1 year before & currently in Kindergarten)

  • Pre-K/Kindergarten large group/small group is offered at the 9:00 and 10:30 am services
  • Our lessons, each week, pique the natural curiosity of Pre-K and Kindergarten children and invite them to experience the wonder of who God is and how much He loves us!
  • Children in Pre-K/K area will move to the Elementary area in August after they have completed Kindergarten.

To prepare your child for class next Sunday use “At Home Weekly” 

Elementary (1st-5th Grade)

  • Elementary Classes are provided at the 9:00 am service. Children learn through activities and teaching time in this more traditional classroom setting.
  • Elementary Large Group/Small Group is offered at the 10:30 am service. Children learn to worship, pray, and make God’s Story relevant to their life story.
  • Children in the Elementary area will move into our Student Ministry in August after they have completed 5th grade.

To prepare your child for class next Sunday use “At Home Weekly” 

Our lessons, each week, focus on these 3 things:

What God has done and is doing throughout history

The Bible and our lives are all 1 story where God is the main character

Every choice/decision I make affects my part of God’s story

Families

Nurturing strong families is our focus, the biggest influence on your child’s life is you. You have roughly 937 weeks with your child from the moment he or she is born to the moment they graduate. What you do in those 937 weeks for their spiritual development will shape their faith for the rest of their lives. We want to partner with you and help you build a strong family focused on Jesus.

FX Events

  • Family eXperience is an opportunity for your family to come and experience God through activities, games, lessons, food, and, of course, fun! Childcare is available for children 2 yrs. and under for most FX events. 

Milestone Celebrations

These are big events in your child’s life that we want to celebrate with you! GCC is here to partner with you as you help point your child to Jesus!

  • A Baby Celebration is an annual event, for families who have had a new addition (through birth or adoption), to celebrate and for parents to dedicate themselves to raising this child to follow Jesus. Let us know that you have a new addition to your family so we know to invite you to our next celebration! 
  • Birthday Bash is an annual event to celebrate with the kids and their families who have made the decision to be a Jesus follower. Let us know that your child has made this decison so we know to invite you to our next party! 
  • Is your child asking questions? Is your child ready to make this decision and be baptized? Contact Hannah Newlin for resources to help you as you guide them to Jesus. 
    Click here to request information for Milestone Celebrations

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