GPAC Kids, our children's ministry, is a place for kids to come and experience the love of Jesus and to grow in their knowledge and faith in Christ. We believe that God has given parents to be the primary means to introduce children to Jesus and show them what it means to follow Christ; but we want to be here to assist you in that endeavour. Our desire is to teach kids the truths of the Bible in an engaging and fun way through intentional, life building relationships with their classroom teachers and small group leaders.
On Sundays we offer classes for all age groups in both services. Kids will explore the Bible from Genesis to Revelation each year in fun and engaging ways and learn that they are made and loved by God, experience the wonder of God, find their place in God’s story and find their identity in Christ. Kids will have a large group lesson with singing and then meet in a small group with a leader to form relationships intended to encourage their spiritual growth.
For the safety of your children, parents are asked to sign their children in before service and out following service end.
Wednesday Night Church
(September-May, 6:30-8:30 pm)
We have two age groups that meet on Wednesdays: Club 3-4 for grades 3-4, and Team 2:52 for grades 5-6. This is a great evening of games and activities designed to help kids build relationships at church and be a place for kids to invite their friends. The focus of our lesson at the end of each evening is to help kids apply God’s truth to their lives and encourage them to live out their faith.
Church Family Parties
Each year our Team 2:52 (grade 5-6 class) hosts a Family Christmas Party and a Family Easter Party. This is an infor- mal evening of a potluck supper, kids’ crafts, games and bouncy castles. It is a great time for parents to sit and visit or play board games with other families.
Four times a year, we host a celebration in our classrooms on Sunday mornings. These mornings are intended to be a fun and engaging place for kids to bring their friends to hear the message of Jesus.
• Kick Off Sunday, September 10, 2017
• GPAC Kids’ Christmas Party, December 17, 2017 • GPAC Kids’ Easter Party, March 25, 2018
• Superhero Sunday, June 17, 2018
A parenting class will be held Winter 2018 during Wednesday Night Church. Watch the website for details. Visit our online events calendar for times, dates and details for all upcoming events.
SAFETY IS PRIORITY
It is our desire to reduce the risk of abuse and to provide a safe, protected environment within our church ministries. We have a Plan to Protect® which requires all volunteers and staff to pass a screening process. This includes a criminal record check, an application process, and adherence to all safety policies.
We love to celebrate new arrivals to GPAC! Let us know you are expecting by contacting our Preschool Ministry Coordinator. Child dedication classes are held bi-monthly for those wanting to dedicate their baby during a Family Sunday. Let us know you are expecting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each summer we welcome kids entering Kindergarten to Grade 6 in the fall for a five-day (half days) fun-filled Day Camp. Watch for "GAME ON!" coming Summer 2018 as kids gear up for life's big game.
Prepare and engage children in God’s Word through lessons and activities.
Small Group Leaders
Nervous to teach a whole class? Come and help out in a room and assist the teacher with guiding small groups of kids through their activities.
Registration Counter Greeters
Comfortable with computers and like meeting people? Help sign children in at the GPAC Kids’ Wing or Nursery counters.
Grades 3-4 & 5-6 Workers
Come hang out with kids and mentor them to live out their faith.
Craft Prep and Decor Team
Assist the classrooms in preparing crafts and seasonally decorate the kids‘ wing.
To volunteer in GPAC Kids or for more information about GPAC Kids, contact our Director of Children's Ministry, Jennifer, at 780.532.8836 or email email@example.com.