Children's Ministry Overview

Your children matter to you, to God, and to us. Our faithful team of volunteer workers serves each week so that your child can learn Bible truths in an environment of love and acceptance, and be challenged to always love and serve the Lord. At Gray Road, age graded programs are offered for children during the Sunday and Midweek services. 

          Nursery -- Birth - 24 Months

          Early Childhood -- Age 2 - Kindergarten

          Early Elementary -- Grades 1-4

          Juniors -- Grade 5

Our Sunday school program is unified in that every child from Age 2 through Grade 5 study the same Bible story at their own level of understanding. 

Click here for the current lesson schedule.

For more information on our children's ministry, email Chad McFadden.

On Sunday mornings, we offer Generations of Grace programming for all children age 2 through kindergarten.

If you choose, you may drop off your child in the Children’s Wing, attend Sunday Bible Study of your choice, stay through the main Worship Service and relax, knowing that your child will receive quality Bible training and attention all morning long. Each child will have lots of fun singing songs, interacting with other children and adults, and learning age-appropriate Bible stories.

GOG LogoOn Sunday mornings during the Bible Study hour, we offer Generation of Grace programming for all children in grades 1-4. 

If you choose, you may drop off your child in the Educational Building above the gym and attend an Adult Bible Study of your choice.

Following the Bible Study hour, you are to pick up your child in his classroom to join you in the auditorium for worship.  Children are dismissed from the AM service about 30 minutes after it begins, so that they may attend a fun learning environment in Fellowship Hall just for them - Discipletown!

SPECIAL NOTE: Discipletown will not meet on the first Sunday of each month in order to allow children to be involved in our Communion Service.


We know that Jesus cares for children. Our favorite verse is where Jesus said "Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 19:14).


GOG LogoOn Sunday mornings during the Bible Study hour, we offer Generation of Grace programming for children in grade 5.

If you choose, you may drop off your child in the Educational Building above the gym and attend an Adult Bible Study of your choice.

Following the Bible Study hour, you are to pick up your child in his classroom to join you in the auditorium for worship.

Click here to download a Quiet Time Devotional.

Nursery

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During all Sunday services and special events, and during our Wednesday evening Bible study sessions, loving care is provided for newborn to 24-month-old children by qualified caregivers in our beautiful Children's Wing.

The PRAISE FACTORY
Praise Factory is a family of three biblical theology/systematic theology curriculums.  The curriculums all include the same basic theological truths, but are introduced in greater depths as the children grow and develop. They work together like an expanding spiral of truth that returns to reinforce the same truths, yet at an ever increasing scope.

The curriculums are based on 16 key questions, each centering on a key aspect of biblical theology.  Twelve of these are introduced in the preschool curriculum, and four additional new ones are added for the K-5th graders.

Teach, Take & TellTeach, Take & Tell: The Spiral is Introduced

Teach, Take & Tell, the curriculum for the 2 and 3 year olds, is a one year curriculum which introduces the Big Questions and Answers as 12 one month units. The same concept, Bible story, Bible verse, action rhymes and songs are used each week of the unit allowing the children to master the material on the simplest level. Different review activities and crafts are suggested to add variety to each week.  (We are not using Teach, Take & Tell at this time.)

 Click here for the current Teach, Take & Tell lesson schedule.

 Children ages 3-5 are to be dropped off and picked up in the Children’s Wing each Wednesday.

 

The Praise Factory: The Spiral Stretches Upward and Outward

The Praise Factory, the curriculum for K-5th grade, uses the same 12 Big Questions as the preschool curriculums, and adds four new ones.  Like in BQA, the units are broken down into different sub-concepts. Now there are 104 sub-concepts that elaborate on the 16 Big Questions using an Old Testament, a New Testament and a church history/missions story to teach each concept over a 3 week period.

Children in grades K-5 are to be dropped off and picked up in the Gym each Wednesday.

Click here for the current Praise Factory lesson schedule.

Click on the appropriate age group for the Praise Factory verse cards:

     Kindergarten - Grade 1

     Grades 2 - 3

     Grades 4 - 5

 Click here to print off a book report form.