WE BELIEVE IN FAMILIES.
WE CHERISH FAMILIES.
And as Christ's church we know that
WE ARE CALLED TO INVEST IN, ENCOURAGE, AND BUILD UP FAMILIES.
That is why while we have times to teach and lead both children and teens, we don't do children's ministry or teen ministry but strive to serve the whole family, as a family. That means that in all we do we keep asking, "How can we better help families to grow in the Lord Jesus Christ?"
This means that we structure our church with families in mind.
It means we seek to nourish your littlest toddler to your eighteen-year-old while also caring for you as parents. And it means we want to do all we can to help you be a healthy family.
HELPING YOU BE THE PARENT GOD CALLED YOU TO BE
Our great hope is to partner with parents and grandparents to help equip you to better disciple the children God has put into your care. Each Sunday, our children come home with easy to use handouts that help you take the next step to teach and apply the week's lessons at the dinner table, in the car, and as you walk and talk out life with them.
Discover more and access our materials 24/7 at our FAMILY MINISTRY site
HELPING YOU CONNECT AND GROW WITH OTHER FAMILIES
Grace River's Family Ministry creates avenues for you to have meaningful interactions with other parents. We host family-centered events like apple picking, movie nights, and BBQs, so that you can form relationships as parents while our children can have fun with other Christian youth. We want your family to know following Jesus is much more than just a Sunday experience.
We also get together for parent workshops and times of prayer where we can share our burdens, lean on each other, and encourage one another to better lead our homes in God-glorifying ways.
CHRIST-CENTERED WORSHIP & DISCIPLESHIP
Our goal is to help children and parents connect every Bible lesson to Jesus Christ. This means that our teaching is not focused on virtues or behavior modification but the Gospel. Each week, there is a Christ Connection point that links the Bible passage and the week's Big Idea to the saving, gracious, and redemptive work of our Savior. There is truly good news each time we come together!
We use the Gospel Project Kids curriculum to chronologically walk families through each story of the Bible and help everyone see the big picture of the Bible. From Nursery to 11-year-olds, each Sunday we offer age-appropriate lessons that incorporate engaging, innovative, and Bible-focused videos, crafts and activities, and time for children to open as we read and hear God's word.
BROWSE SAMPLES OF OUR TEACHING MATERIALS
SAFE. CLEAN. CONVENIENT. CARING
Our classrooms all utilize Planning Center's Check-in to ensure that each child is dropped off and picked up only by an authorized guardian. Additionally, our church features a Life Safety Team staffed by well-trained members who help with medical, physical, and emergency safety at every worship function. For your convenience, there are spacious Family Bathrooms reserved just for you with diaper changing stations!
Our Family Ministry wing is set apart downstairs to ensure greater safety.
Our classrooms are cleaned, sanitized, and feature air purification.
All of our classes are staffed by highly-trained, deeply passionate, and discipled Christians who are each members of our church. There are a minimum of two adults in each room at all times. All of our Family Ministry staff are screened, vetted, trained, and background checked.