Nursery Ministry. Nursery is provided for infants and children up to three years of age during the Sunday church service. Care is provided by the members of our church.
Pre-school Ministry. A worship time is provided for these children using a curriculum specifically designed for pre-schoolers. These children attend the first part of the regular church service and then are dismissed to their own class rooms for an age appropriate worship time. Teachers for these classes are volunteers from our congregation.
Elementary Ministry. Half-way through our church service, children ages 3 through 2nd grade are dismissed to their respective rooms for a time of worship lead by an adult teacher from our congregation.
Sunday Evening Fellowship. From 6-7:30pm each Sunday through the school year, elementary through high school students gather at the church building for Children’s (K-5) and Youth (6-12) fellowship times. See the church bulletin for specific schedules and opportunities.
Grace Student Ministries
GSM is GPC’s ministry to middle and high schoolers. Middle and High Schoolers meet weekly on Sunday evening from 6-7:30 pm for dinner, games, and Bible study. Check the church calendar to see if we’re meeting this week.
GSM’s purpose may be summarized as follows:
- GRACE through the Gospel. We desire students to know the infinite Grace that is offered them through faith in Christ, that the Grace of Christ offers them complete forgiveness and the power they need to enjoy an intimate relationship with God.
- TRUTH of the Gospel. We desire students to learn to trust in the Truth of God’s word. There are many voices in our culture that try to lay claim on our minds and hearts. We want students to learn to distinguish between those voices, and to learn to listen to and trust the Voice of Truth, which is the Word of God.
- LOVE produced by the Gospel. We desire students to learn that Love is produced by reliance upon Jesus. We want them to know how to Love God and Others, and to understand love and forgiveness as the primary fruit (Gal. 5:22 ) that comes from a relationship with Christ.
- DELIGHT in the Gospel. We desire students to enjoy God. To know God approves of them because of what Christ has done for them. As a result, they are free to pursue their ultimate happiness in God, that their joy may be made full and that God may be glorified.
For Parents. It is our desire to provide events which are safe and enjoyable. We believe that these retreats and events foster community and provide space for us to focus on Christ. It is especially important on retreats that we break away from the daily pressures we experience as well as the distractions we sometimes enjoy. The guidelines and rules for student conduct are meant to help us all as grow together in Christ and in community. Each year the GSM team needs to have on file an updated Medical Release and Liability Form for each student signed by their parent(s) or guardian. Each student needs to read and sign a copy of the Covenant of Conduct Form.
Adult Sunday School and Home Fellowship Groups
The Growing in Grace is our Sunday morning teaching hour which meets every week from 9:30-10:15am. Students from 6th grade up through adults comprise the class, and we look and work through a wide variety of topics.
Home Fellowship Groups. Though the Bible does not command us to organize small group ministry, it does assume that a significant relational life exists within the church. We must not just hope that this will happen automatically; the church must cultivate it. Home Fellowship Groups are Grace’s chosen means of cultivating that relational life and health. Because of their foundational role in the life of our church, we hope that the vast majority of Grace attenders will be involved in a Home Fellowship Group (HFG).
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
1 Peter 1:22
Home Fellowship Groups are usually made up of six to twelve people. These groups meet regularly outside of church time and their main purpose is to provide you with a place where you can build deeper relationships and see the Gospel applied to your specific life situation. Here is a place where you can freely share about your story and hear about how God is at work in the lives of others. HFGs are led by trained members of Grace and they usually last for a year.