ELEMENTARY

This past season we have been intentional about making Sunday mornings enjoyable, fun and exciting for your kids. We have great leaders who care deeply for your sons and daughters and our team is ready to take this ministry to the next level; this means developing deeper and more intentional partnership with you as parents.


KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE …

The phase when unfiltered words make you laugh, school drop off makes you cry, and life becomes a stage where your kids shout, “Look at me!”

SECOND AND THIRD GRADE …

The phase when fairness matters most, differences get noticed, and your enthusiastic kid thinks anything “sounds like fun”


Each phase of a kid's life provides specific challenges and opportunities we want to engage together; to meet you and your kids right where you are. We want to make sure we’re asking the most significant questions for kids according to their age and stage, and challenge them to trust Jesus into their futures with all their heart, soul, and strength. We deeply want to help you win at home the rest of the week as well, providing simple and effective parenting cues on a consistent basis.

We will step alongside you as you provoke discovery so your elementary-age kiddos will trust God’s character and experience God’s family. As a parent of a kindergartener, 1st grader, 2nd grader, and even 3rd grader, your role is to engage their interests. It’s just a phase … so don’t miss it!

I'M NEW

New to Grace Bible Church? We encourage you to fill out our New Familiy Information Form prior to arriving and then visit the New Families Table. We will answer any questions you may have and show you where the drop off locations are!

ELEMENTARY LEADERSHIP TEAM

Do you love Jesus and love kids? We encourage you to fill out our Confidential Volunteer Application to start the conversation! There are many different volunteer opportunities within Family Ministry at Grace Bible Church, from being inside the classroom directly with kids to prepping crafts at home while you watch TV or your child hangs out with their friends!

SUNDAY GATHERINGS

Every Sunday at 11 am we have in-person worship gatherings for our elementary kids (kindergarten through 3rd grade). We have partnered with Orange Curriculum in 2022 to encourage our discipleship strategy, helping young people love God and others from birth through graduation.

We will step alongside you as you provoke discovery so your elementary-age kiddos will trust God’s character and experience God’s family.

Classrooms open at 10:45 am! When you arrive on campus check your kids in at one of our check-in locations (or via the Church Center App on your way to church). Our elementary kids meet in our gymnasium building, using our Kids Chapel for large group worship and teaching and small groups for relational and discipleship conversations.

We have a team of consistent adult and student volunteers each week with the kids. Every one of our volunteers remains current on background checks and has completed a thorough training process.

WELL CHILD POLICY

Frequently asked questions

Where is check-in?

Check-in is available near the entrance doors by parking lot b (the larged terraced parking lot on the east side of campus). There are self check-in stations along the wall or if you need help you can visit the new families station and a member of our check-in team will assist you.

Do children have to wear masks?

For all events and activities on the GBC campus people are free to wear masks if they desire. We do not require it.

What is the check-in process?

  • In order to keep your child safe, we have the following steps for your family to check-in.
    1. Check-in at one of the check-in locations using your phone number
    2. Confirm that the drop off person is listed accurately
    3. Print out your child’s name tags. There will be 3 stickers (2 name tags and 1 security tag). 
      1. One name tag goes on the child
      2. One name tag goes on the clipboard at their drop off location
      3. Hold onto the security tag - you will need that at pick up. 
    4. Walk your child / student to their drop off location

How do I pick up my child after class?

You will pick up your child at the same place you dropped them off. You will need to show the leader in your child’s room your security label in order for your child to be released to you.