- Summer BreakOut
At Grace, we call the Children’s Ministry "Graceplace for Kids" – or GPK. Our desire is to create a place for kids that fosters the idea that church is a community where a kid can learn about God and life while having a blast doing it. We want every child to realize that pursuing a relationship with Christ is the most exciting adventure they can take. That following Christ happens “where they live.” It is a daily pursuit. We hope for each child to say: “Why wouldn’t I want a relationship with Christ?”
We strive to make you and your child’s time with us a great experience. To ensure your child’s security, a member of our greeting team will start by checking your child in at one of our check-in stations. If desired, we will escort you to your child’s classroom where a classroom volunteer will greet your child and answer any questions you might have. All of our volunteers are background checked and trained to make your child’s experience the best possible.
We divide the children’s ministry into three divisions:
- Nursery (birth through 24 months)
- Preschool (2 years through PreK)
- Elementary (Kindergarten through 5th grade)
We also have a ministry to those with special needs called SOAR. If you have a child that would benefit from one-on-one attention in the classroom, please let us know.
Each division is taught Biblical truth at a level appropriate to their age. During the service, your preschool and elementary child will be taught a lesson based on the same content you will hear in the adult worship service. This helps facilitate family discussions during the week about what you’ve learned and opens the door to discussions of other spiritual topics as well.
If for any reason we need you during the service, we will flash your child’s given security number on the screen in the worship center. If you should happen to see your number on the screen, please meet a children’s ministry volunteer at the Welcome Center in the lobby.
We hope to make your child’s time with us one of the most exciting times of their week, as well as a time that is helpful to their walk with Christ.
We would be honored to have you visit us!
To view all upcoming Children’s events, or to have your baby dedicated, check out the "Children" category on the online calendar.
Wednesdays@Grace for kids is designed to help our elementary children grow in Christ, learn to live their faith in everyday life and learn to reach into the community and share Him with others. Our preschool volunteers use Wednesday nights to reinforce what was taught on the weekend and to help little ones gain a deeper knowledge of Biblical stories and concepts. Our nursery is also available to care for kids from birth through 24 months.
The elementary division offers a variety of multi-age sessions in a wide range of fun topics. We believe that a relationship with Christ is something that happens “where we live,” every day of our lives. We teach this by showing kids how they can follow and worship God in the context of everyday activities or hobbies. Each class will discuss how Biblical principles apply to life, and specifically that activity. Some of the classes offered have included, archery, cake decorating, woodworking, soccer, and science experiments. Various aspects of the hobby or activity are taught, then the class discusses the Biblical truth that we can learn from the activity and how that applies to our life.
While these elementary classes require registration, there is always a place for your child if you attend and haven’t registered.
You can view all available classes and register your child for the class of their choice by visiting the "Wednesdays@Grace" Category on the online calendar. Please note: Wednesdays@Grace are officially on summer break. Stay tuned for more information on the classes that will start in the fall.
SOAR (Special Opportunities, Abilities, & Relationships) is Grace’s ministry to those with special needs. Our desire is to make every individual feel welcomed, cared for, and loved. We want each person to know Christ and grow in a relationship with Him.
We strive to have SOAR children integrated into the regular classroom with others at the same developmental level, not necessarily the same age level. We help determine what the needs are for each child on a case-by-case basis, and work with each family to develop a plan that best suits them and their child. For some, we provide “buddies” (trained volunteers) to assist kids.
Every Sunday at 11am we offer a class designed for individuals with special needs who are ages 13 and older. We desire to create a venue that meets the specific learning and social needs of each attendee. Multisensory activities and other techniques are utilized to create a learning atmosphere that is appropriate for the unique abilities of each person.
We also provide monthly Family Support Group meetings. This is a place where parents can laugh, cry, and pray together. We often focus on topics that relate to raising a child with special needs and allow parents to share with one another.
We offer FREE bi-monthly SOARly Needed R&R (Respite) nights for our families with special needs individuals. We also have a simultaneous sibling program for siblings from birth-13 y/o.
To see all upcoming events, please visit the "SOAR" category on the online calendar.
If you have an individual with special needs and would like to have them be a part of the SOAR Ministry, please complete the SOAR application and consent so we can better meet your child’s needs and individualize a program just right for them.
So, you think you know Jesus? Do you believe that before He was an adult He was a kid like you? Do you believe He could get totally angry and still be perfect?
Jesus… Believe Him or Not! is the theme for SBO 2013. Through live worship and drama on the big stage, crazy fun sites like the Mud Obstacle Course, cool crafts and great teaching, kids will experience Jesus in a whole new way. Our week will be topped off by our annual SBO Carnival, where the kids can share with their families everything they learned. You won’t want to miss it!
SBO Jr (4-year-olds through 1st grade, fall 2013) is June 3-5, 9-11:30am
SBO (1st through 6th grade, fall 2013) is June 10-14 (NOTE: we’re again offering 2 sessions)
Morning session: 9am – Noon
Evening session: 6-8:40pm
The registration fee for Junior is $17 and for SBO is $25 (both of which include a t-shirt). CDs of the songs specifically chosen for SBO are also available for $10 each (CD is the same for all sessions).
SBO Jr. is now full. Click here to be put in the SBO Jr. waiting list.
Our SBO morning session is full; the waiting list is also full.
We have limited space in the SBO evening session. Register your kids online by clicking the "Register" button below.
You will know you have registered completely if you receive a confirmation email.
6-8:40pm Evening Session
|Registration||$25 per child (includes shirt)|
|CD||$10 each (optional)|
|Registration w/CD and T-shirt||$35|
Invite a friend to SBO using this Evite!
SBO Performance and Carnival
The SBO Performance and Carnival is Saturday, June 15. Click for more details.
Summer BreakOut is our largest outreach event targeted towards kids. If you would like to contribute to kids experiencing Jesus in a whole new way, we would love your donations!
Believe it or not, you can help serve 5400 snacks without being at SBO! Here is the 'Top 7' list of requested donations: large bags of plain Corn Tortilla Chips, large containers of mild salsa, large bags of Veggie Straws, Sunbutter or WOWbutter (not peanut butter), large bags of pretzels (not Snyders), paper / Styrofoam bowls or 5oz “bathroom” cups.
Our outdoor sites are still in need of 12 pool air rafts, 12 boogie boards and 25 foam water squirters.
Please deliver your donation to Grace at the children's check-in area no later than June 2.
What is MOMS of Grace?
MOMS of Grace is a ministry of Grace@Home that exists to support, equip, and encourage moms in the journey of motherhood. We strive to create an atmosphere of Christ-like love and grace as we learn together how to invest in the spiritual health of our children ultimately seeking to raise lifetime followers of Christ.
Who is MOMS of Grace for?
MOMS of Grace is for moms in every season of motherhood.
When does MOMS of Grace meet?
The 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month (September-May) from 9:15-11:30am at Grace.
What can I expect from MOMS of Grace?
We typically begin our meetings with breakfast and a time of reconnecting with other moms. A speaker, skill, or activity is presented to the group, followed by time for discussion. You will have the opportunity to share your own experiences about the topic with the other MOMS of Grace.
Each table has a table leader who provides guidance throughout the meeting and ongoing support in between meetings. In addition, support comes through a mentor mom, someone who has been down the road, can see around the corner, and can offer valuable advice, help and prayer support. Throughout the year you will sit with the same group of moms to help facilitate building a support system.
In addition, we schedule a monthly "MOM’s Night Out" (1st Monday of the month) and a play date (3rd Monday of the month).
What do the kids do while we are at MOMS of Grace?
Childcare is provided. While you are enjoying the friendship of other moms, your children will be having a wonderful time being cared for by our well-qualified and trained staff that have all passed a background check. Our nursery workers care for children 0-2 years of age. Children 2 years and older will participate in a structured time of play, a special lesson, craft, and snack.
How much does MOMS of Grace cost?
$40 for fall 2013 if pre-registered by August 1, 2013
$50/semester per family after August 1, 2013
Come as you are able for $7 per meeting
Exploring the Parks with MOMS of Grace
Warm weather is finally here! What a great opportunity to be outside and visit some fun KC spots with moms, nannies and other ladies & kids. Join us each Tuesday as we explore a different park or kid-friendly museum throughout the summer. Pack a lunch and make it a picnic!
To view all MOMS of Grace events (including Exploring the Parks), please check out the MOMS of Grace category on the online calendar.
American Heritage Girls is a family-friendly, faith-based multi-level scouting organization dedicated to developing the character and leadership skills of girls ages 5 to 18. We offer a broad range of age-appropriate activities, including community service, outdoor activities, and life skills to prepare young women for their futures.
For value-minded moms and daughters, American Heritage Girls is the confidence-building, inspiring adventure that helps girls realize their potential. Girls regularly experience new challenges that teach service, team-building, and leadership skills in a safe and fun environment. We are dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. We encourage family involvement and embrace Christian values throughout the program.
AHG at Grace
Our Troop meets twice each month on Sunday afternoons throughout the school year, with additional optional activities through the year and during the summer. Each year we offer three service projects, a variety of social activities, one or two camping/outdoor events, and several badges accomplished as a group. For the girl who wants more, we support and encourage her to pursue badges and sports pins in areas that interest her, offer suggestions for additional service opportunities, and provide additional leadership roles for her within the Troop.