Grace Church Smyrna is committed to reaching the next generation. We love seeing children enjoy coming to church and loving God. Everything we do in our children’s ministry is focused on bringing children to a real and active relationship with God at an early age. Activities, lessons and curriculum are carefully selected and thoroughly planned to ensure that God’s truth is communicated to your child in a way that is relevant to whichever stage of life they are in. Whatever age your child is, we have a class suited for them.
****For your peace of mind all our volunteers have met background checks and training***
What do I do if it’s my first time?
Upon arrival you will sign in your child just outside of the nursery/preschool area. You will receive a security tag that you will hand back in when you come to pick up your child at the end of the service. We offer childcare from birth to years old. No child will be released without the correct security tag. Our Children’s Volunteers are easily identifiable by their Grace Kids Volunteer Lanyard
How do you choose your Children’s Leaders and Volunteers?
Even as a young church, we want to place a high priority on your child’s safety. Every GraceKid Volunteer must undergo a background check and participate in regular training. In addition, all teachers and workers must be covenant members of Grace Church at this time.
Can I come to and stay with my child?
All parents are welcome to spend time with their children, but in order to volunteer in a classroom or teach, we require a complete background check and interview with us. The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. We are careful to only allow approved volunteers with the children. We would welcome you as a volunteer.
What will my child do?
Childcare during Worship
Childcare for children age birth to 4-yrs-old is available during the Worship time. Kindergarten-5th Grade will join their parents for the main worship time.
GRACE KID’S (SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES)
During the Sunday Fellowship time (9:00-9:45) we offer Bible study for children Pre-K to 5th grade.
Pre-K to 5th grade will focus on building their knowledge of Bible stories using the curriculum designed for their age group. Children are taught the Gospel through age-appropriate illustrations, activities, object lessons, memorization and catechism. During this time your child will learn God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ.
What will my child be studying?
Pre-K: “Gospel Story Book Bible”
Lower Elementary (Kindergarten – 2nd Grade) “Faithful to All His Promises” (CHILDREN’S DESIRING GOD CURRICULUM)
Upper Elementary (3rd – 5th Grade) “In the Beginning…Jesus” (CHILDREN’S DESIRING GOD CURRICULUM)
CHILDREN DESIRING GOD – www.childrendesiringgod.org
GOSPEL STORYBOOK BIBLE – www.martymachowski.com