Both an infant (ages infant – 2) and toddler (ages 2-4) nurseries are provided during the worship service. Nursery care is provided during the Christian Education hour on an as need basis. This ministry enables parents to participate in Christian Education classes and to fully connect with our Lord during the Worship service.
Christian Education classes for kindergarten - high school are offered throughout the school year from September to May. Classes are held at 9:45am each Sunday morning. The purpose of these classes is to teach our children about God and Jesus through the Bible teachings, verse memorization, crafts and activities. The children also learn fellowship by being in a small group of their peers.
Vacation Bible School
Our VBS program is held one week every June. The program is designed for children ages 4 through 6th grade. Children spend this week learning more about Jesus and the Bible. It is a great time of singing, Bible stories, crafts, games and snacks. The week generally concludes with a special program open to the community on Friday evening.
Children’s Church is designed to offer an alternative and relevant worship experience for children ages 4 – 6. Children’s Church meets following the time of praise and worship of the regular adult service. Currently it is offered during the first service only. This ministry is 45 minutes long and includes song singing, a Biblical lesson, a craft and sometimes a snack! The purpose of Children’s Church is ministering to children by providing age appropriate learning opportunities that speak directly to them, while allowing a quiet environment for parents and others in the Sanctuary. Our hope and prayer is that each child will take with them the knowledge that our Lord Jesus Christ can be their personal Savior.
Leading Kids Worldwide to Know, Love and Serve Christ Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community. As a ministry leader for nearly 60 years, Awana is making an impact. A recent national survey found Awana to be as important to our alumni's spiritual foundation as all other church activities combined. Among alumni who participated in our programs for at least six years, 92.7 percent still attend church at least weekly as adults! AWANA meets at GRC on Sunday evenings during the school year.