Kids and Students - Grace Church

COVID-19 Update – As our weekly worship services and events have been suspended, we have created a special section for online Kids content. Click the button below to check it out!

Click here for a fast link to our GraceKids Facebook Page

 

 

Welcome to Grace Kids! We are excited to partner with you in your child’s spiritual formation and growth.

Grace Kids ministry encourages infants-5th graders to explore faith and learn how to live it out every day! Kids hear God’s Story, discover their place in God’s plan and grow towards a personal relationship with Jesus.

We provide safe, engaging environments – just right for each age! Grace Kids volunteers have gone through an application and interview process as well as thorough background checks. We also have a computerized check-in system, so you can relax during the worship service knowing your child is in a secure and caring environment. If your child needs you during the service, we will send you a text on your cell phone alerting you. After the service, volunteers will match your child’s name tag with the security tag you were given at check-in.

 

Due to the Covid-19 situation, we will not be offering GraceKids classes until further notice. 

We miss you and are making plans to gather as soon as we can provide a safe environment! 

 

Have questions? Contact our Children’s Director, Tracey Peterson, and she’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Because We Believe:
  • We are passionate about cultivating life-long Jesus followers.

  • We honor and equip parents to spiritually lead their family.

  • We empower couples to build thriving marriages that reflect the Gospel.

  • We provide safe and engaging environments for children and students.

INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Nursery (Birth to 2 ½ years)

Our nursery is an environment designed specifically for our youngest children, where they can discover God’s love in a safe place through the care of our volunteers, Bible stories and interactive play with friends.

Nursery is usually offered during all weekend services, but will not be available until further notice due to Covid-19 concerns.

PRE-SCHOOLERS

Preschool (2½ years through PreK)

Kids begin to discover where they fit into God’s big plan for them. Preschoolers are together for large group interactive Bible stories and engaging musical worship. Kids also experience small group connection and hands-on activities designed for each age level.  

Preschool programming is usually offered during all weekend services, but will not be available until further notice due to Covid-19 concerns.

 

PreK Playdate – the first Wednesday of each month 

October through May   (postponed until further notice)

 

Come in from the cold and play with us! Connect with other parents/caregivers of toddlers and preschoolers as your kids play together! Here at Grace we have indoor space with building toys, trikes, a playground and a giant slide! This event will take place the first Wednesday of each month through the winter and spring months from 9:30-11:30am. No need to register, just show up the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 and be ready to have fun!

GRADES K – 3

Grade School (Grades K – 3)

Kids in grades K-3 gather together for games, interactive worship and large group teaching. Kids have a small group experience (developed by age and gender) where they have the opportunity to make friends, ask questions and engage in God’s Word. Small group leaders challenge them to apply what they are learning and to grow towards a personal faith and relationship with Jesus.

Elementary programming is usually offered during all weekend services, but will be postponed until further notice due to the Covid-19 situation.  We miss you and are making plans to be together as soon as we can provide a safe environment for everyone.

GRADES 4 & 5

EDGE  4th and 5th Graders
Experience fun in a safe environment
Discover their place in God’s family
Get real in their walk with God
Express their faith in words and actions
Program Times:

 

Elementary programming is usually offered during all weekend services, but will not be offered until further notice due to Covid-19 concerns.

We meet Wednesdays throughout the school year from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

We do not meet during school breaks and holidays.

On Wednesday nights, fourth and fifth graders and their small group leaders gather to spend time playing games, laughing with each other and talking through an idea or section of the Bible.  All study is done together as a small group, so everyone has a chance to voice their thoughts and ideas.

Have questions about EDGE? Contact Tracey Peterson.

 

 

EDGE is using Zoom Meetings to gather

until further notice

Please contact Tracey Peterson if you want to join the fun!

 

Kids in grades 4-5 are welcome to join us to

LAUGH, PLAY GAMES & LOOK AT GOD’S WORD!

Wednesday Nights from 6:30-8:30pm

GRADES 6 – 12

QUICK LOOK

 

 6-8 Grade

Student Ministries for 6th – 12th Graders

At Grace Student Ministries (GSM) we take students seriously and we welcome all students, no matter what their story is. Our goal is for every student to feel accepted and at home at Grace. We focus on developing relationships with students and providing an environment where together, we can take one step closer to loving Jesus and loving people.

Usually, we meet Wednesdays throughout the school year from 6:30 to 8:30 pm., however… 

 

With all the concerns regarding COVID-19, and to follow orders from our leaders, WE HAVE MOVED WEDNESDAY NIGHTS GSM TO ONLINE and will not be meeting at the church. But cancelling church does not mean God’s Mission is cancelled! I will be sending out weekly Zoom invitations for students to join online at 6:30 each Wednesday until further notice.

                 Summer Topic

Study of 1 John: A Book on Relationships

Date                               Topic

6/3            1:1-4           Introduction

6/10          1:5-2:2       Sin’s Effect on Fellowship

6/17           2:3-14        “Just Say Know” Doesn’t Cut It

6/24           2:15-17      The Love God Hates

 

7/1               2:18-17        Decepticons of Our Time

7/8               2:28-3:10    God’s Kids

7/15              3:11-24        How to be Great Lovers

7/22              4:1-6             Test Time

 

7/29          NO MEETING – Lead the Cause Virtual!

 

8/5                   4:7-12        Foundation of All Love

8/12                 4:13-21       The Fruit of God’s Love

8/19                  5:1-12         Profession & Possession

8/26                  5:13-21       Confidence & Concern

 

WEDNESDAYS ONLINE – 6:30-7:30 –
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/491644404?pwd=ZCszWjVzd1BnZm9IMUVhT2FMV0pwdz09
*Similar structure to current Zoom nights. Small Groups Optional afterwards (especially since we
won’t have leaders yet for each group)
*Encourage Watch Party Wednesdays parties where students invite friends to GSM Zooms with them &
invite different groups (MS, HS, Gals, Guys, etc…) of students to be at our home LIVE each week!
*Work with student & leaders to help teach each week
*Different students/groups volunteering to do “funouncements” each week
PARTY IN THE PARK Gatherings
*When we are allowed to meet in groups of 50 or less:
– Plan to have weekly park gatherings. One a week, different days so as to allow variety of
students to participate in them. BYO – drinks/food/snacks.
– Lots of outdoor games, have a student or leader write out & share their story
*Subject to Flexible Excellence

 

Summer Mission Opportunity:

Nationwide Virtual LEAD THE CAUSE event

July 27 to 31, 2020

This event will be streamed directly to your home.

It will include nationally recognized speakers and artists.

If you would like more information, please contact mrbill

at billf@extendgrace.org.

If you want to register, you may do so here.

Please prayerfully consider participating with us!

 

Bill Freund

Pastor of Student Ministries

 

 

GRACE NORTH GSM STUDENT MINISTRY

Unfortunately this meeting will be cancelled

until further notice due to the Covid-19 situation. 

High school and middle school students are invited to join our North GSM Youth Group which meets on

Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:15pm at the Lino Lakes YMCA in the Activity Room.

  Lino Lakes YMCA, 7690 Village Drive, Lino Lakes. 

Bring a friend (or two!) and join us for fun & games, and an awesome time of teaching and SNACKS!

For more info, please contact Mike Kaelber at mikek@extendgrace.org

COLLEGE

College years are an important time to solidify your faith and start taking steps into the life of the church. We encourage college students to become part of a home group, engage in Women’s Ministry or Men’s ministry, or serve on one of our serving teams.