Children’s Ministry

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One of our primary purposes at GSPC is to share the message of the gospel with our children. As a community of people who love and cling to Christ, 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:

Nursery

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 2-3. In our 2-3 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.

Nursery Policies

Children’s Church

Children's Church (Beginning in early March 2019)- Our newest class is for Pre-K and Kindergarten aged kids (4-6). In this class, kids will be 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 may be picked up after the service. 

Children’s Church Policies


How do drop off and pick-up work?

Each Sunday, check-in your child using the laptop in front of the nursery entrance. You can check them in before the service begins or when Children's Church is released during the offertory. A name tag and security tag will be printed. Parents MUST present security tag at pick up. 

When does it start?

Children will be excused for Children's Church during the offertory. Parents are responsible for ensuring children make it to the appropriate room. 

What can my child bring?

We invite the children to bring a Bible with them to Children’s Church. In order to limit distractions, please don't bring any other toys or books from home.

Will there be a snack and/or bathroom breaks?

Occasionally a snack will accompany the week’s lesson. Please email any food allergy information to info@goodshepherdathens.com. Children will be excused to use the bathroom on their own. Please encourage your child to use the bathroom prior to class.

Where can I find the Children's Church Policies?

You can find those policies onlinehere. By checking your children into Children's Church you are agreeing to the policies outlined in this document. If you have questions or concerns about these policies, please speak with our Children's Ministry team leader,Lindsay Woodson.

Contact

For more information about Children’s Ministry, please contact our Children’s Team Leader, Lindsay Woodson, lindsay.e.woodson@gmail.com.