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Ministry to Children

The Ministry to Children at GCC exists to serve our children and families.  Our goal is to assist parents in bringing their children into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith.  It is our joy to equip leaders to be a part of this endeavor.

Core Values

Covenant Commitment: We believe strongly that it is a corporate body commitment to train up the next generations.  We also believe that God has given parents the primary privilege and responsibility to spiritually nurture and Biblically instruct their children.  That is why we believe it is our privilege to come alongside parents in the Biblical instruction and covenant care of their children.

Scripture: The Bible is our basis for all teaching. It is God-inspired and His inerrant Word.

God-Centered: Everything we do in our Ministry to Children is  designed to grow our children in the knowledge and love of God through the truth of His Word.  The way we group our children and plan our instruction serves that goal. Our curriculum and approach is to center on God as the main character in each lesson.  As we show children the greatness and worth of God and His glorious work through Jesus, they develop a solid foundation of trust and faith in Him.

God’s Grace: God’s grace is central and essential in all parenting and teaching.  All of our lessons will strive to show how God’s grace is shown throughout scripture.

 

Our Nursery

This ministry exists to show God’s love to infants and toddlers while giving them a safe and loving place to be during church and Foundations.  The leaders and helpers strive to give our youngest children an enjoyable introductory experience of church.  It also allows parents time to focus on worship and learning about God.

 

Sunday Morning Foundations

Nursery: Ages birth to three years old.

Children’s Classes: Pre-Kindergarten (3 years old by Sept. 30th) through 5th Grade.

Foundations on Sundays at 9:35am is our essential ministry to children.  It is in these age appropriate settings that discipleship of our children happens.  We begin with worship through music and transition into smaller age appropriate classes.  God is central in our instruction and in our relationships in these classes.  After instruction, they enjoy a time of fellowship, lesson application, Bible memorization and prayer in their small group with a small group leader.  Our curriculum is from Children Desiring God.

Our Foundations classes are on break for the summer. They will resume on September 10th.

Corporate Public Worship

Nursery: Infants - 3 years old.  Children may be brought to the nursery prior to the beginning of the worship service or at any time during the service.

Children's Church: For 3 year olds – 5th grade during the service. Children in this age group have the option of being dismissed for Bible instruction just prior to the sermon.  They are instructed in a systematic survey of the Bible in an age-appropriate way.

A Children’s Bulletin is provided for children 1st grade and older to engage them with the sermon and sermon text.

Please contact Barbara Eppard for more information or to help serve in our ministry to children.