Meet the gsKIDZ Team

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Sara Norton

gsKIDZ DIRECTOR
sara.norton@gracespringchurch.org
269.629.9622 ext. 202
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Tammy McGuire

gsKIDZ MINISTRY ASSISTANT
tammy.mcguire@gracespringchurch.org
269.629.9622 ext. 206

Upcoming gsKIDZ Events

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Get Involved

Would you like to join our Children’s Ministry volunteer team? Please fill out the application below and we will contact you.

We can’t wait for you to join the team and help us share the love of Jesus with the littlest of hearts!

Interested in Early Childhood? Excited about Elementary? Go to this link:

SIGN UP HERE

Worship Team Sign Ups Are Open!

Would you like the opportunity to lead your peers in praising God through prayer, singing, and dance? Then we want to invite you to sign up for the gsKidz Worship Team!

Worship is a way that you can show honor, respect, and your love towards our mighty God. We want to invite all Kindergarten thru 5th grade children to join this amazing worship team and use their gifts and talents to lead their peers in a time of “worship” through song and dance.

It says in the Bible, “Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!” Psalm 95:2

 


 

Here is some important information:

  • All Kindergarten through 5th grade kids may participate
  • We will sing AND dance
  • We will commit to prayer and practice of songs weekly
  • Team practices will be held from 12:30pm-2:00pm once a month in “The Common” (Elementary Large Group room) on the following dates: October 17, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 15, and June 12
  • Please bring a sack lunch, comfy shoes, and a water bottle to every practice
  • Parents/caregivers do not need to stay

 


 

We look forward to partnering with you as we use our unique gifts and talents to enter into God’s presence together!

Interested in signing up? Follow the link below!

SIGN UP HERE

Tech Team Sign Ups Are Open!

Do you want to learn about computers, program software, light and sound boards?

Do want to serve the Lord? Then sign-up today to be a part of our gsKidz Tech Team.

Joining the Tech Team will offer specific training for all of our tech equipment and a serving opportunity up to two times per month during the service of your choice.

 


 

Here is some important information:

  • Any 3rd through 5th grader who will thrive in following instruction and focusing on tasks are encouraged to join
  • There will be a MANDATORY training on October 24, 2021 from12:30-1:30pm in “The Common” (elementary large group room)
  • Please bring a sack lunch to the training
  • If you do not get properly trained, you will not be placed on the serving schedule.

 


 

We look forward to you being a part of this elite team and serving the kingdom of God together…one click at a time!

Interested in signing up? Follow the link below!

SIGN UP HERE

Welcome to gsKIDZ

Our gsKIDZ program offers an opportunity for authentic experiences with Jesus through fun, creative, founded in Truth, age appropriate lessons. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14) We are so excited for the life that continues to enter our children’s area each week.

Our doors are open for children to “come to Jesus.” Here are a few key points that we feel you need to know:

All children’s areas (Early Childhood and Elementary) are “MASKS OPTIONAL”. We have free adult and kid masks available.

  • 4th and 5th grade will only meet for the 9:00am first hour Sunday service.

  • Check-in will begin 30 minutes before each Sunday service.
  • Classrooms will begin receiving kids 15 minutes before each Sunday service begins.
  • Every classroom will have a limited capacity for safety reasons.
  • Classrooms are disinfected before/after each service.
  • Hand sanitizing will be encouraged before entering and exiting any children’s areas. Hand sanitizers are provided!
  • Please be sure to send your child(ren) to church with full bellies. Our programs do not include a snack at this time.
  • Please enjoy our online service and resources if your child has had a fever or vomiting in the last 24 hours.

It is the heart of our gsKIDZ Children’s Ministry to create a safe and loving environment for ALL kids to take a step closer to Jesus. We understand that there will always be changes in life that cause us to think about how we do ministry. We ask to be met with grace and flexibility as we continue to learn and react accordingly to any changes that may come our way, in the efforts to keep our kids safe and spiritually growing. If you have any questions, please email kidz@gracespringchurch.org.

Raise a Generation for Christ

Our gsKidz ministry serves Birth through Grade 5 and is offered during both Sunday services. We believe the best way to prepare kids for their future is to partner with parents. Why? Because developing kids to stand firm, and have faith that sticks depends on this partnership. Our Kidz Ministry is committed to families in two ways. First, we are committed to guide and equip parents with tools and resources to help them be the primary spiritual influencers in their homes. Second, we are committed to teaching God’s truths to kids through relevant Bible teaching, music, group discussion and age appropriate activities. Kids are in a safe and secure environment. All volunteers and leaders are carefully screened. Our facilities and emergency procedures have been approved by the leadership and a stringent security process is in place for all kids. If you are a new family, we suggest you arrive 20 minutes early so we can walk with you to your child’s rooms. As kids learn Biblical truths and experience God’s love at home and church, their faith will grow and develop into a faith that sticks!

Join our gsKIDZ Facebook group for regular updates.

Love God, Love Others! Everyone needs a church where they can fully belong. It is the desire of this ministry to be a beacon of hope, acceptance and belonging for ALL children and their families. Our specially trained volunteers will help to provide a safe and loving atmosphere for children who may benefit from extra support to learn and experience the love of Jesus Christ. We want your child to enjoy coming to God’s house where they can feel fully embraced by others and flourish to their greatest potential, becoming all God desires them to be. We want your child to SHINE.

For God, who said, “Let light SHINE out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
-2 Corinthians 4:6

We have been praying for your family to join us and we are looking forward to meeting you. Our SHINE ministry is open during our Sunday services only. Please fill out the form below BEFORE you come to service so we can help your child have a great experience.

Early Childhood

Birth through Preschool

For our littlest of hearts, birth through 3 years, our goal is simple—that your child will begin to learn and understand that God loves them. How do we do that? Through the care of committed volunteers, as well as activity and story times that reinforce the Bible story. These early encounters let each child know they are valued and begin to build a foundation for a relationship with God.

Preschool provides purposeful connections where kids discover that they belong to God, Jesus loves them, and he has a mission for them. Each week in Preschool, caring volunteers lead our children in worship, a Bible story, and age appropriate activities.

Early Elementary

Kindergarten through 3rd grade

Early Elementary is for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades. These children will experience worship songs, bible studies that are geared toward children and will have a chance to explore how to be mission-minded.  Biblical truths are presented on a weekly basis through a variety of age appropriate and dynamic avenues!

During the program our children will also have the opportunity to participate in “community group” activities with children their age. Our community group or small group time is where the children are discipled to receiving Christ as Lord of their life and then following Christ into the world and throughout their day. Biblical truths are solidified through interactive games and discussion. We highly encourage you to get involved with what your child is studying and to make applications throughout the week!

Preteen

4th and 5th grade

(OFFERED FIRST SERVICE ONLY)

Our Preteen ministry is specially designed to reach kidz that are in a unique age group. They don’t consider themselves to be “little kids” anymore, but they aren’t quite teenagers yet. They think differently, act differently, relate differently , and learn differently. Spiritually they’re ready for something deeper than children’s ministry but aren’t quite ready to be exposed to some of the tough truths of youth ministry. With caring and energetic leaders, we will explore Bible lessons that are tailored with this in mind. Our goal is to reach each preteen at this critical time and help them grow spiritually during their transition from kidz ministry to youth ministry.