Children

Grace Life Kids are highly valued and treasured. We are dedicated to partnering with parents to help lay a strong biblical foundation for their children that will last a lifetime!  Helping share the love of Jesus during the time we have with your children is a priceless opportunity we take very seriously.   Unlike many children’s ministries, we are not providing a babysitting or caretaker service while the adults do more important activities. We recognize that biblically our primary role is to help equip parents with the resources, tools, and support to become the primary disciple-maker of their kids. We are committed to the LEGACY JOURNEY of your entire family and want you to be as prepared as possible to fulfill the unmistakable responsibility of passing The Faith to the next generation as commanded in Deuteronomy 6:4-9:

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

Let us know how we can serve and support your family!

Saint Green Minister of Children and Family Development (Age 5 – 5th Grade)

Brad Barnett Director of Preschool Ministries (Birth – Age 4)


Sunday Schedule:

  • 9:00am
    • Worship & Sunday School (1st – 5th Grade)
    • K5 Sunday School (Children’s Hall on 2nd Floor)
    • Preschool Sunday School (Birth – 4 years, 1st floor)
  • 10:45am
    • Worship & Sunday School (1st – 5th Grade)
    • Children’s Church (in Children’s Loft on 2nd Floor for 4’s and 5’s)
    • Preschool Care (Birth – 3 years, 1st floor)
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm
    • Made to Worship (K5 and up; choir room)

For the safety of your child and the smooth operations of our Children’s Ministry we ask all families to follow these guidelines:

Birth – 4th Grade

Parents must drop-off and pick-up kids to and from Sunday School and Children’s Church. If on occasion, a person other than the parent is needed to pick-up a child, specific arrangements must be made with the class teacher.

4’s and 5‘s

Kids will be escorted from their 9:00 am class to Children’s Church by an adult leader. Parents need to pick-up your child from the Children’s Loft (2nd floor) promptly after 10:45 am Worship or Sunday School class.

1st – 5th Grade

Children (and adults) need to weekly experience both the Church Worship Service and a Bible Study Class geared to their level of learning. NOTE: Kids should attend worship with their parents and attend Sunday School while their parents are in Sunday School. If parents only attend worship, it is our desire that children accompany the parents in Worship. Kids should not attend SS bothhours. (This creates challenges for our Sunday School Class leaders).


Child Protection is a Priority!

Child safety is a high priority at Grace Life! While your infant or preschooler is in our care, you will receive a pager so we can notify you immediately should the need arise. We provide training and perform background checks on every volunteer volunteer, along with clear guidelines of operation, to ensure we provide the safest environment for our children under age 18. Read our policy or print and complete forms.


Incredible Sunday School Classes

Bible study classes are offered for children at 9:00am or 10:45am and are placed in classes by age and grade to receive appropriate biblical teaching. Classrooms are staffed with loving teachers who dedicate their time and talents to teach children through Bible stories, scripture memory, games, hands on activities, mission projects, and music. Our policy is that kids (1st grade and up) attend Sunday School when their parents attend Sunday School and Worship with their parents as they attend worship.


Exciting Wednesday Grace Life Kids

On Wednesday nights, Children (4 years old – 5th grade) begin together with a dynamic worship rally then divide up into to participate in age appropriate activities…

Preschool Care (Birth – 3yr. olds): in the Preschool Area

Grace Life Kids: (Begins in the Worship Center; pick-up in the Worship Center Foyer)

Middle & High School – meet in the Student Center

Adults – Bible Study in Fireside Room, Choir Rehearsal, various Bible Studies


Sixty Six Club

This recognition club is for children & children’s ministry leaders who have successfully recited from memory all 66 of the books of the Bible, in order and without assistance, to their Sunday School or Wednesday night leader. This achievement will be recognized in the Grace Life Kids Rally on Wednesday nights and will receive a certificate of recognition.


Vacation Bible School (VBS)

June 6-10, 2016 | 8:00am – 12:00pm | 4yrs old – 8th Grade

This summer, Grace Life VBS takes your kids on an adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious sea. As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people. He looked deep down on the inside. So go ahead: find some ocean explorers, strap on your flippers, and dive in to find truth below the surface!

Theme: “Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface”

VBS Motto: Jesus sees. Jesus knows. Jesus saves.

VBS Scripture: “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalm 139:23-24

Child participants and adult volunteers, register here soon.


Kidz Kamp

WHO:         For Kidz currently completing K5 – 5th Grade
WHEN:      July 28-31 (Thursday 1:00pm– Sunday Noon)
WHERE:    Shocco Springs Adventure Camp | Talladega, AL
WHAT:       Kidz will enjoy…

  • Music & Bible Study
  • Air-Conditioned Cabins and The Beautiful Shocco Springs
  • Camp T-shirt & Crafts
  • Swimming/Aqua Park
  • Exciting Recreation Activities

STEPS TO REGISTER:

1. Submit a completed *registration form along with a $75 deposit for each child.
2. Complete paying your balance by Sunday, June 10.

*Registration forms are available as a download here or at the Fireside Room Display.

Register Early and Save!

  • By March 6 and pay only:    $165
  • By April 3 and pay only:       $175
  • By May 1 and pay only:       $185

Multiple Child Discount (available only if you register by March 6)

  • 2nd Child (-$25)
  • 3rd Child (-$50)
  • 4th Child (-$75), etc.

WHY: Grace Life Kidz Kamp provides an opportunity for children to enjoy God’s amazing creation, time with friends, some great activities…but mostly it’s about learning and growing to love Jesus Christ with all their heart, soul and might. (Deut. 6)

MORE:

  • Limited space available, so register early!
  • Multiple child discount available if registered BY MARCH 6.
  • Required Parents Meeting will be held prior to Kamp answering all your questions and helping you maximize the Kamp experience for your child. Two options at 12:30pm in the Student Center: Sunday, July 17 or Sunday, July 24.
  • Van transportation will be provided from Grace Life to Shocco & back.
  • One adult leader for every five children

Contact Saint Green (428-1786) for more information or if you would like to serve as an adult leader.


2016 Community-Wide Annual Events

  • Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 26 at 11:00am
  • Back to School Bash  – Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30pm
  • Pumpkin Patch – October 15-16 and 22-23

M2W Kids

Each semester, children (K5 – 5th grade), who have a desire to learn about leading worship and develop their talents, participate in this ministry.  While participants primarily focus on singing, there are occasional opportunities to play percussion instruments and participate in drama.  Register or get more information.