From the nursery until children graduate to Junior High Ministry, the goal is always the same: pray for the salvation of the children and proclaim the gospel to them with age-appropriate presentations. Though parents have the ultimate responsibility to train and teach their children in the admonition of the Lord, we come alongside in partnership with parents. We have four goals in Children’s Ministry:
Foundation of Scripture
We emphasize Bible content in our teaching rather than simple moral lessons. Our curriculum is carefully chosen for biblical accuracy and theological precision in line with our doctrinal statement. We are careful not to mislead children that they can act in a way which will gain God’s favor, since this is works-based salvation. We teach them systematically through every major event in the Bible so that they are continually pointed to God and become familiar with the Scriptures as a foundation for future preaching they will hear.
Fundamentals of the Gospel
The gospel must be a central focus and all of our teachers endeavor to point to Christ, to the reality of our sin, and the need for repentance. We want children to discover who God is through the Word of God so that they will be convicted of their lost condition and turn to Christ for salvation. They need to hear about the death and resurrection of Christ continually—not just as another Bible story—but as related to their personal need for saving grace.
Faith in God’s Saving Work
We are careful not to coerce or manipulate children in any way to respond to the gospel. We believe this is a work of the Holy Spirit and we are to guard against giving a false sense of security (such as raising a hand, coming forward, or praying a prayer). God will save children in the quiet of their hearts at the precise moment He has ordained.
Fellowship with Parents
Grace Bible Church partners with parents to teach children the Word of God and to obey their parents. We periodically offer parent training in biblical parenting principles as part of our partnership with parents.
We offer Sunday School classes for children by age groups. If you would like to learn more about these groups or what your children are learning please let us know.
- Nursery (Infant to 2 years)
- Toddlers (Age 2 to 3 years)
- Pre-K to Kindergarten (Age 4 to 5 years)
- 1st & 2nd Grade
- 3rd & 4th Grade
- 5th & 6th Grade
For more information regarding this ministry, please contact Aaron Byrd (firstname.lastname@example.org).