We encourage parents of children 3 months through 5th grade to take advantage of NEXT, our children’s ministry. We want everyone who attends Grace to be able to participate in a service without any distractions. In NEXT every weekend, kids learn about Jesus in age-appropriate environments through engaging storytelling, upbeat music, exciting videos, interactive games and more. NEXT partners with parents in a variety of ways as we build relationships that point kids to Jesus.
Because we love kids, it’s important to us that the hour they spend in church each weekend be the best hour of their week! In addition, we recognize that a church service designed for adults is challenging for children to sit through quietly. Therefore we’ve designed services and experiences to uniquely meet their needs each weekend at Grace. Our goal is to build relationships that point kids to Jesus!
Before entering their age-appropriate environments, children are checked into our computer-based system. Each child receives one name tag to wear and one for their small group leader. Parents receive a matching parent receipt for identification and security, which is required for entrance into any of our NEXT environments.
Be sure to check your location for children's service times, as they vary.
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SPECIAL NEEDS BUDDIES
Every child matters to God, and every child matters to us. Through this ministry of NEXT, we are able to engage children with special needs. Trained volunteers lovingly serve these children and do whatever it takes to help them learn about Jesus on their level.
We desire for each child to experience a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. We also value children’s relationships within the small group setting as they relate to their small group leader and other children within the group. As families commit to attending the same service each week, children are placed in a group of familiar faces where relationships can grow!
We are passionate about children learning about Jesus in a way they understand. Our environments and lesson materials are created based on the physical, mental and emotional needs of each child.
We believe that safety is vital as families entrust us with their children each week. Therefore, every child’s name tag is matched to a parent-identification number, every volunteer is screened with an interview and federal background check, and every hallway is monitored with security personnel and cameras.
CREATIVE BIBLE TEACHING
The Bible is the most amazing book ever written! We strive to bring its stories to life through activities and discussions that keep children engaged. We want all children to love God’s word and understand the value of applying it to their lives.
Kids love fun! We realize that when children have fun at church, they can’t wait to come back. We value creating fun ways for children to learn about Jesus.