Family Ministries: Kids and Students

FAMILY MINISTRY FAQS

How do I register my kids?
For kids from birth to elementary age, just come to the Family Ministry Check-In desk when you arrive on a Sunday. Someone will be there to help and to walk you to your child’s class.

 

What about allergies or special needs?
We’ll note that information when you register, and make every accommodation we can. Our graceKIDS ministries are nut-free, and we post any snacks we’re serving outside the classroom door.

 

What if you need to get in touch with me during the service?
For all first-time kids, we ask for a parent cell phone at check-in. We will text you during the service if there is any concern about your child. If your child has a difficult time at drop-off, we can also text you a photo of them having a great time once they settle in if you like!

 

What about safety?
We take security and safety seriously at Grace. Grace volunteers are background checked, and a matching tag system is used to drop off and pick up children. We also have security in the halls during services, and medical professionals on-call.

 

More questions?
Contact us anytime. We’ll be happy to help.

ABOUT OUR MINISTRY ENVIRONMENTS

Our Family Ministry mission is to partner with families to help kids and students take their next step towards Christ. We focus on scripture and we teach the gospel, even to our youngest kids.

graceKIDS Early Childhood (birth – five years)

Grace encourages wonder in these safe and loving environments, where our youngest kids learn Bible stories, sing songs to God, and learn a foundational truth about Jesus.

  • Grace provides a fun large group experience with engaging Bible storytelling and games, art and music
  • We teach the Bible and focus on the gospel story from an early age
  • Parents receive take-home tools to help them talk about God and the Bible with their youngest children.
graceKIDS Elementary

In Elementary we invite discovery in a high-energy environment that teaches kids the good news of Jesus found in the entire Bible.

  • graceKIDS Elementary teaches the story of Jesus through the whole Bible in one year
  • We host an engaging large group time of worship and creative Bible stories
  • Kids also spend time smaller age-based Community Groups to build friendships and reinforce the gospel ideas from the lesson through games and art
  • Kids get a take-home journal with fun activities and thinking prompts to help them keep learning throughout the week

Kindergarten through 4th grade at Orlando; K-5th at Oviedo, Winter Garden, Clermont, and Lake Nona.

GraceStudents 56 and 78

These unique environments for middle school (5-8 at Orlando, 6-8 at Winter Garden and Oviedo) help bridge the transition from elementary to middle and high school. Students take a more mature look at Bible stories and topics, and they are invited to ask deep questions about faith. These programs are currently offered at our Orlando, Oviedo and Winter Garden campuses. Students start in the adult service with their families and then are dismissed after the first portion of the service to go to their groups.

GraceStudents High School

9th – 12th graders grow stronger in their faith through in-depth teaching on scripture and by applying the gospel to student life and challenges. High School meets at the Orlando Campus on Sunday morning during the 10:45am service; students start in the main service with their families and then are dismissed after the first portion of the service to go to their groups.