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GraceKids

GraceKids is a ministry that reaches kids from newborn through 5th Grade at each of our Grace Sites: Grace Girard, Grace McKean, and Grace Harborcreek.

GraceKids exists to partner with parents to train up kids to make and be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ! We believe YOU, the parent, are the ultimate spiritual leader of your children. But, we also believe we shouldn't be alone in that journey. When the Church and the family come together, we see God do some really exciting things! 

In GraceKids, we strive to create a Life Group environment where your kids, whether in the nursery or in 5th grade, have the opportunity to build lifelong friends, are coached and loved on by Life Group Leaders, and are introduced to the Life Savior, Jesus! 

Some Important Logistics

SafetyYour child's safety is incredibly important to us. Our amazing teams of leaders have successfully gone through an application, interview, and background screening process. They have also shadowed within rooms before committing to saying yes! Once the service begins, only parents or guardians with a security code sticker or visitors requesting atour will be allowed to enter the children's wing.

Check-In ProcessWhen you arrive at church, please head over to the GraceKids Welcome and Support area. If you are a visitor, you will fill out a Guest Form, which will give us all of the critical information we need to know to best care for your child and partner with you. In following weeks, you will be able to check in using our computers to get a printed name tag that has a security code tag that will be used for pickup. PLEASE keep your security code sticker with you so that leaders can match the code before releasing the child to you. If you have more than one child, please rip the sticker in half and take one code with you OR let the leader know you need to use that sticker when picking up your other children. 

Volunteers:In GraceKids alone, we have over 250 volunteers who make up our incredible team between each of our sites. We are continuing to grow and desire to best partner with parents and engage kids individually and point them to Jesus in a way that makes sense for them! If you would be interested in joining our team, please contact us today! Email Jalonna.

Classroom Assignments

 Grace McKean: 8:30, 10:00, 11:30

  • Rainforest Nursery - Birth-23 months
  • Barnyard - 2 and 3 year olds
  • Farmer's Market - 3 and 4 year olds (3 by September 1, 2017)
  • Backyard - 4 and 5 year olds (4 by September 1, 2017)
  • WOW Central - Kindergarten-5th Grade
    • 8:30 and 10:00 - Large Group/Life Group Structure
    • 11:30 - Captain Bill and the Jesus Space Explorers

Grace Harborcreek: 8:30, 10:00, 11:30

  • Agape - Birth-23 months
  • Echo - 2 and 3 year olds 
  • Harvest - 4 years - Kindergarten (4 by September 1, 2017)
  • Ignite - 1st-5th Grade

Grace Girard: 9:00 and 10:30

  • Nursery - Birth-23 months
  • 2 year old room - 2 and 3 year olds
  • Preschool - 3 - 5 year olds (3 by September 1, 2017)
  • Elementary - Kindergarten-5th Grade

What We're Learning on Sundays

Curriculum: We use the Orange curriculum for all of our ages. First Look is used for our Birth through Preschool groups. 252 Basics is used for our Elementary Life Groups. Visit whatisorange.org to check it out!

Parent Cue App: This is a great tool that can encourage and resource you with conversations during your entire week! It is a tool that was created to go along with the Orange curriculum that provides videos, blogs, verse reminders, bedtime questions, drive time questions, and so much more! Download the Parent Cue App in the App store today. You can link to the Parent Cue App through the GraceKids portion on the Grace Church App.

Tips, Tools, and More: Over the year, we will resourcing you with tools that will help you equip your child with sharing the Gospel (or good news about Jesus), memorizing the Bible, learning to listen and talk to Jesus through prayer, and more. 

Social Media: Check us out on Facebook and Instagram: @whoisgracekids 

 

If you have questions on GraceKids, please contact Jalonna Krueger (GraceKids Central Lead) or Julie Meyer (GraceKids Central Assistant).