Sunday Morning

You check them in. We’ll handle the wiggles for a while.

Children of all ages are always welcome at GBC (including in the main Sunday service). We offer a variety of easy childcare and Sunday school options to fit your worship needs.

On Sunday mornings, Grace Bible Church offers engaging programs for children two years old through 6th grade. These programs are available at both the 8:45 and 10:30 services.

For teaching, all classes are learning from The Gospel Project curriculum, which explores the grand narrative of Scripture and the transformative power of the Gospel. Each class presents biblical stories and concepts, with the goal of helping your child learn to love and follow Jesus.

 

PROMOTION SUNDAY

It's the end of another year of school already! We celebrate by having our Annual Promotion Sunday! All elementary-aged kids move up a grade in our Sunday morning program. Kinders promote to 1st grade, 2nd grade promotes to 3rd grade, 3rd grade promotes to 4th grade, 4th graders promote up to Fifty6! All kids entering Kindergarten in the Fall will also promote out of our Preschool Program and move to our Kindergarten class! (If your child is entering TK in the Fall, they will spend one more year in the Preschool Class and promote to Kinder next year.) If you are holding your child back a grade in the Fall, please give us a heads up and we will make a note in our records.

PLANNING YOUR FIRST VISIT?

If it's your first Sunday visiting Grace Bible Church with your children, we want your experience to be smooth and seamless. Follow these simple steps, and if you have any questions please ask one of our volunteers.

Visit the Children's Center Window, where a volunteer will be there to greet you! You can then complete a registration form, including contact, health, and security information for your children. If your child has any special needs, is a foster child, if there are any people not permitted for pick-up, or if there are additional confidential medical information, please relay these things to the lead Check-In Worker. Or you may ask to speak to Betsy Newell or Jamie Devens. Please rest assured this will be kept in confidence, while sharing information as warranted to the teaching team. 

Once you have checked in, you'll receive a nametag for your child to wear that morning. If your child is PreK aged and under, you will also receive a secure parent-tag for use when checking your child out. This helps ensure the safety of all children in our care.

Walk your child to their classroom. A Grace Kids Volunteer will walk with you to your child's classrooms and answer any questions you may have. You can then meet the teacher, and drop off your children. For those of you with 5th and 6th graders, determine where you will meet your child after the service (they are dismissed for fellowship a few minutes prior to the service letting out. Enjoy your morning worship, we'll take it from there!

At the end of each service, you can pick up your child from their classroom (don't forget your secure parent-tag, if you have one!). If they are attending both services, just check them in again for the second service. Note: Birth through Preschool classes run straight through both services, so you do not need to pick up your little one and check them out and in between services. If you know you are staying for both, just give the check-in workers a heads up when checking in your kids!

MORNING SCHEDULE

8:45 AM

At 8:45, after check-in, children head to the playground to gather and play. Then they’re called into their classrooms, where they hear a Bible story and do activities designed to apply the lesson.

In this hour, the children are grouped as follows:

  • two’s and three’s
  • pre-kindergarten, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten
  • 1st and 2nd grade
  • 3rd and 4th grade
  • 5th and 6th grade

10:30 am

At 10:30, after check-in, children head straight to their classrooms, where they interact, hear an introduction to that morning’s Bible lesson, then head to the large group. At the large group, a Children’s Ministries leader guides them in worship, teaches the lesson, and shows how Scripture points us to Jesus. After large group time, the kids head back to their respective classrooms, where they discuss the lesson and pray together.

In this hour, the children are grouped as follows:

  • two’s
  • three’s
  • pre-kindergarten and transitional kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st grade
  • 2nd grade
  • 3rd and 4th grade girls
  • 3rd and 4th grade boys
  • 5th and 6th grade