Infant through 4th Grade

Children's Ministry

Welcome to GraceKids, the children’s ministry of Grace Bible Church. Whether you are new to town, looking for a church home, or visiting with friends, we would love to meet you! Below is some information on our different ministries. If you have any questions or would like to chat, feel free to email. We hope to see you soon!

gracekids@grace-bible.org

What to Expect

Early Childhood

Children from 2 months to preschool will catch their first glimpse of who God is through creative storytelling, interactive songs, and hands-on activities.

Service Time

Early Childhood classes meet during both Sunday morning church services at 9:15 am & 11am.

Special Needs Ministry

Grace Kids Buddy Program is our ministry specifically designed for children who need special attention.

Snack & Allergy Policy

If your child has a food allergy, please let us know and pick up a yellow allergy bracelet from the check-in area for your child to wear. Early Childhood classes do have a snack time, and those snacks may include plain Cheerios, Goldfish crackers, animal crackers or pretzels. Please check the campus webpage to see what is specifically offered at each campus.

Classrooms & Curriculum

Early Childhood Ministry is divided into classes by age which are led by screened, trained leaders. We begin introducing curriculum in our TWOs class to help them catch their first glimpse of who God is. The curriculum is an annual cycle of Bible lessons that is repeated each year as the child moves up through THREEs and FOURs to continue building a solid foundation of Biblical truth.

Serve

Want to teach big Truths to little hearts? Come be a part of GraceKids! The relationships built with our kids and families through our volunteers are the heart of our ministry. Whether you want to serve once a month or several times a week, there is a spot for you!

AWANA

AWANA is a non-denominational children’s ministry with the goal of teaching boys and girls about the gospel of Christ and training them to serve the Lord.

What to Expect

Elementary

Kindergarteners to 4th graders enjoy a big group gathering with worship, games, and high energy lessons, and small groups that are focused on relationship building and personal ownership of the lesson.

Sunday Mornings

Elementary classes meet at the 9:15am service at all campuses.

Big Group

Big Group has fun, upbeat worship and teaching for kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade.

Curriculum

The curriculum we currently use is TRU. We go through the Bible each year from Genesis to Revelation, hitting on the “major” stories from the Bible.

Special Needs Ministry

GraceKids Buddies Program is our ministry specifically designed for children who need special attention on Sundays.

Special Needs Ministry

GraceKids desires to extend open arms of love to every child who walks through our church doors. If you have a child with special needs of any kind, we would love to do as much as we can to accommodate his/her needs and to make him/her feel welcome.

ReTreat

As a part of our Special Needs Ministry, Grace Bible Church offers a FREE respite night for families of kids with special needs. Drop off your children (with special needs AND siblings from ages 1 to12) and get away for the evening to enjoy dinner, rest, or just some much-needed peace and quiet in your home. We will have activities geared toward all ages and abilities! We meet on the last Friday of months September-May, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Southwood Campus.

Meet the team

Children Staff

Email Grace
Grace Mears

Children's Coordinator Anderson

Email Mandy
Mandy O'Donnell

Community Administrator Southwood

Email Whitney
Whitney Kriel

Children's Coordinator Creekside

Email Mandy
Mandy Gammenthaler

Children's Associate Coordinator Anderson

Email Sarah
Sarah DeSousa

Children's Associate Coordinator Southwood

Email Jenn
Jenn Chalmers

Children's Associate Coordinator Creekside

Email Trich
Trich Thomas

Kingdom Kids Director

Email April
April Gill

Kingdom Kids Manager

Email Emily
Emily Johnson

Children's Administrator Southwood

Email Bethany
Bethany Flummer

Southwood Children's Fellow

Email Katie
Katie Burleson

Children's Special Needs Fellow

Email Amy
Amy Hanik

AWANA Coordinator

Email Grace
Grace Bumguardner

Campus & Children's Administrator Creekside

Email Megan
Megan Taylor

Ministries to Minors Administrator Anderson