We aim high in our ministry to children to be intentional and serious about building a vision of God in the younger generations. We pursue this passion for our children not only with our words, but also with the curriculum we use, the way we recruit and train our teachers, to the very way we design our programs for children.
“Teachers at Grace take their calling seriously and are inspired by a vision of what our children can be. They labor with joy and with a sense of calling on their life — not feelings of obligation and duty.”
Three Pillars of Ministry
There are three pillars that support Grace’s philosophy of ministry to parents and children, rising from the book of Deuteronomy where Moses gives his final instructions to Israel. Chapters four and six especially provide illustrations of some of the Biblical footings beneath these pillars.
- Jesus Christ is central in all parenting and teaching
- Children need to learn how to love and fear the Lord
- Parents are responsible for disciplining their children
To learn more about the three pillars and the Children’s Ministry, download the following position paper:
In Partnership with Parents
It is our conviction that there is much we can do to nurture the faith of the children who have been entrusted to us. We have an urgency for parents and for our church to cultivate a God-centered outlook in the lives of our children. Our passion for children in having a God-shaped outlook must be greater than the pull of the pressures of the world in their lives. We want parents to experience the joy of knowing the love and grace of Jesus Christ. He is our treasure.
We believe families need to be together and not constantly separated into age groupings. Children are part of the fabric of our church life. They must be included in our activities not always, but often. They should minister alongside their parents and other adults. Children can minister in ways that adults cannot. Including them in church life not only will cause the church to benefit from the uniqueness of children but will also give opportunity for teachable moments. We are a church that believes disciplemaking is inherent within the family and we will do all that we can to help parents cultivate grace-needy, truth-oriented lives.
Childcare is provided for infants through kindergarten during the worship service. After the service, the following Bible studies are offered for children:
It is the goal of Grace Fellowship to provide an environment where the children in our care are healthy and free from recent infectious illness.