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 Pastor of Family Discipleship (Age 5 – 5th Grade)
Brad Barnett Director of Preschool Ministries (Birth – Age 4)
- Worship & Sunday School (1st – 5th Grade)
- K5 Sunday School (Children’s Hall on 2nd Floor)
- Preschool Sunday School (Birth – 4 years, 1st floor)
- 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)
- Mission Friends (Age 4’s & 5’s)
- GA’s – Girls In Action (1st – 5th Grade)
- RA’s – Royal Ambassadors (1st – 5th Grade)
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 5-9, 2017 | 8:00am – 12:00pm | 4yrs old – 8th Grade
This summer, Grace Life VBS Kids will focus their telescopes on the marvels painted in the sky by the Creator, they will discover the wonder among all wonders – that the God Who created everything there is – the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible – wants a personal relationship with them! Kids are invited into the clubhouse where they’ll learn that the God Who is over the moon is in love with them.
As kids search the visible to discover the invisible, they will discover that the God who created everything there is wants a relationship with them! Kids will learn that God had a plan to restore the relationship He knew we would break from the beginning.
THEME: GALACTIC STARVEYORS, Discovering the God of the Universe
VBS MOTTO: Searching the Visible; Discovering the Invisible
VBS SCRIPTURE: Colossians 1:15-16 (HCSB)
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— all things have been created through Him and for Him.”
WHEN: July 14-17 (Friday 1pm– Monday 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
- Van transportation will be provided from Grace Life to Shocco and back.
- One adult leader for every five children.
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)
2017 Community-Wide Annual Events
- Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15 at 11am
- Back to School Bash – Wednesday, August 16 at 6:30pm
- Pumpkin Patch – October 14-15 and 21-23
Each semester, children (3 years old – 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.