Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matt. 19:14). As a community of people who love and cling to Christ, at GSPC we believe that we are called to help our children nurture a relationship with Jesus. Our teachers and leaders set an example of faith in Christ through repentance, grace, and providing a safe space in which to ask questions and grow. We plan to accomplish these goals through these avenues
We offer two nursery classes during worship for our youngest kids. One is for our kids aged 0-2 and the other is for kids aged 2 and 3. In our 2 and 3 class we introduce the idea of worship and relationship with Christ as we joyfully play, gather to read a chapter from the Jesus Storybook Bible, and spend time coloring a picture of the day's story. Our nursery rooms are located at the back of the church and these classes are offered for the duration of the worship service.
Children's Church is for children ages (4-6). In this class, kids are given a more in-depth look at the story of God's redemption as our teachers lead them through lessons from the Gospel Project. The goal of this class is to prepare our children for what it means to gather in worship and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Children are dismissed from the worship service during the offertory to assemble in the classroom. Children should be picked up immediately following the service.
We encourage our Elementary Age children to enjoy the Sunday service with their parents. In addition to quarterly events, we have the following activities available to engage this lively group of kids.
KIDS CORNER BULLETINS
Upon entering the church for a Sunday service, parents are welcome to grab a pack of crayons, a pencil, and accompanying memory verse coloring sheet or other applicable worksheet. Kids may fill out the “Kids Corner” on the back of the paper bulletins and turn them in at the front of the church after the service. New bulletins will be displayed each month for the congregation to witness how God is working in their hearts!
MEMORY VERSE OF THE MONTH
We welcome families to join the Children’s Ministry Group where they may access the monthly memory verse, among other age-appropriate at-home gospel resources.
After service on the last Sunday of every month, children from ages 2-10 are invited to recite their memory verse to a volunteer at the Kids Corner in exchange for something to keep and something to give. You’ll be surprised how kids can hide the Word of God in their hearts at such a young age!
We invite families of children ages 0-10 to attend our Children’s Ministry events to bring the Word of God alive through church-wide connection and seasonal fun. Our previous events have included the Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Family Field Day, Pizza and Pumpkin Party, Kids' Christmas Celebration