God has always placed a priority on children, setting his love on them in particular. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 says, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." (ESV text)
Jesus himself said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14 ESV)
We believe that one of our primary callings as Christians is to tell our children about the amazing Story of what God has done through Jesus to redeem this broken world. With age appropriate lessons, loving and dedicated teachers and secure classes, we aim to tell our children about the Savior who loves children especially. And so, we currently offer child care and classes during the 9:30 AM Education Hour and infant/toddler care during the 11:00 AM worship service.
And the calling to teach our children is bigger than care on Sunday mornings. Part of the children's ministry at Grace is ministry to the parents, too, helping them to learn how to talk about what God has done in Jesus both inside and outside the home.