Kids

We Want Your Kids to Love Coming to Church


And even more, we want them to see Jesus.  In each of the GBC Kids areas, your child will find engaging and age-appropriate activities to help them absorb the life-changing truth of the gospel.  Despite their young age, we believe kids can then live on mission by taking this truth to those around them.  Not only will we do our best to equip and show your kids Jesus while in our care, we will equip, encourage, and empower you as the primary disciple-makers of the home.


Nursery

We have three different nurseries to meet the needs of each stage from newborn to three years of age.  

Kids Jr.

Kids Jr. is a large-group worship service for kids, preschool to 1st grade. The class will be divided into two rooms-Preschool and K/1st.  These Montessori based classrooms  will help your child hear the Bible story in a way they can visualize and remember.  Because younger kids aren't always able to express what they learn, they will be given hands-on tools to reflect and retell the story through creative work.  Each week your child will learn why they need Jesus as seen in the story that day.  This large-group worship service takes place during the 9:00 service.  The small-group worship service takes place during the 10:30 service.

Kids 2 to 5

Kids 2 to 5 is a large-group worship service for kids 2nd grade to 5th grade.  We use the whole Bible to show them Jesus while equipping them to obey as God leads.  The kids are consistently taught the gospel, engaged in the spiritual disciplines, provided reflection time, given opportunities to serve in the service, and encouraged to share Jesus with others.  This large-group worship service takes place during the 9:00 service.  The small-group worship service takes place during the 10:30 service.  

Small-Group Worship

The kids' small group classes take the same lesson learned in the large-group format to apply it in a more personal space.  A small group of kids from the same grade meet with the same teacher each week to build relationships and apply the gospel.  Some activities will include prayer, learning to navigate and study the Bible, memorization of key verses/doctrine, serve projects, and missions.
This small-group worship service takes place during the 10:30 service.  The large-group worship service takes place during the 9:00 service.

Sensory and Special Needs Classroom

This classroom provides a quiet, engaging space with a low child to teacher ratio.  All volunteers are trained, and many have extensive professional experience.  Bible lessons are adapted to the needs and abilities of your child.  This classroom is open during the 9:00 Sunday service and the Monday AWANA service.

AWANA

Awana is a midweek service for kids three years old to sixth grade. There are three different clubs depending on the age of your child.  All clubs focus on community, discipleship, and Bible memorization.  Kids learn their verses and work through lessons with their parents during the week.  On Monday, volunteers are excited to hear your kids' verses during small-group time.  They also have fun with them in games and large-group teaching.

Kids' Services


Sunday Gathering
Sunday Morning 9:00 and 10:30

You will find age-specific child care and  worship services for every age, newborn through 5th grade.  

The 9:00 service will be in a large-group format, and the 10:30 service will be in small-group format.  The services complement each other if your child attends both, but will stand alone if they attend one.

Our Sensory and Special Needs Classroom is open only during the 9:00 service.


AWANA
Monday Evening 6:15-7:45

Your 3yr old to 6th grade kids are invited to  join AWANA  on Monday evenings.  Our Sensory and Special Needs Classroom is open during this service.

Safety

Volunteers

We go out of our way to ensure all of our GBC Kids areas are as safe as possible.  Multiple volunteers are present in every room, and each volunteer has been carefully screened, background checked, and trained.  You will recognize an authorized GBC Kids volunteer by their blue GBC Kids name-tag.

Check-In

GBC Kids Check-In opens 15 minutes before each service.  If you are a first time guest, you will first fill out a quick form prior to getting a name tag for your child.  You have the option to fill out this form ahead of time by clicking the pre-register button below!

If your child is birth through 1st grade, you will also receive a parent claim ticket. Each visit generates a ticket with a unique security code that ensures safe pick-up.  Kids 2nd through 5th grade will be released after their classes.  We recommend picking a spot to meet them after the service.

We are excited to meet you!

GBC KIDS Values

Parents Equipped as Primary

Empowering and supporting parents as the primary disciple-makers of the home.

Gospel-Centered

Kids continually being led to the foot of the cross through Bible stories and volunteer-child interactions.

Child-Targeted

Engaging environments that helps your child absorb the teaching.

Intentionally Relational

Volunteers who engage and build friendships with each other and with the kids.

Holy Spirit Led

Volunteers that are following the leading of the Holy Spirit and equipping kids to do the same.

Applied Biblical Teaching

Biblical truth presented in a way that's relevant to your child and in a manner that encourages them to live it out.

The Gospel Project Curriculum

Every week, all kids 5th grade and under will be taught from the same Bible passage using the Gospel Project curriculum as a base.  We teach the gospel by using the stories of the Bible.  The stories are presented in chronological order so the kids can see how each character and scene plays a part in the overall big story of Jesus.  Each story demonstrates who God is, who the kids are, and why Jesus is desperately needed. 

GBC Kids Vision

We see a ministry built on biblical truth and resulting in children transformed by the gospel.
We see a community where children feel loved by leaders who intentionally invest in them and model grace in order to form personal connections.
We see a ministry that comes alongside parents to equip and encourage them to spiritually lead their children in the home.
We see every child in our ministry discipled one-on-one by a parent or mentor so the children have the knowledge and skills needed to be fully devoted followers of Christ.
We see children boldly going and living out their faith through the power of the Holy Spirit, applying and sharing what they have learned with those around them.

Parent Resources

Parents are the primary disciple-makers in the home. That's why we're here, to equip, encourage, and empower you to raise kids who not only love Jesus with all their hearts but share that love with others.

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