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 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)
- 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; various rooms)
- Parent Round Table Discussions
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
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 both hours.
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 children’s volunteer , along with clear guidelines of operation, to ensure we provide the safest environment for our children.
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 when 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 teacher. This achievement will be recognized in the Grace Life Kids Rally on Wednesday nights and will receive a certificate of recognition.
Vacation Bible School
June 2-6, 2014 | 8:00am – 12:00pm | 4yrs old – 8th Grade
Trace it back to just the facts! The evidence is clear. The proof is all right here! Come discover, decide, and defend the truth about who Jesus really is at Agency D3.
Child participants and adult volunteers, register here.
June 17-19, 2015 | Shocco Springs Camp and Conference Center (Talladega, AL) | Children and Adults of all ages
Click here for details about this year’s camp.
Community-Wide Annual Events
- Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19, 2014
- Back to School Bash Wednesday, August 21, 2013
- Pumpkin Patch October 17-20 & 24-27, 2013
- Trunk or Treat Wednesday, October 31, 2013
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. For more information or to participate, contact Mike Jones.