Children's Ministry at GraceWay

Kids are Important to Us!

Under the leadership of our director of children's ministry, Denny Dunscomb, GraceWay strives to teach children about Christ and their need for a Savior at an early age as well as how to grow in their relationship with Him. We desire to serve families in our community through a variety of ministry programs. As you scroll down below, you will find many opportunities for your kids to get involved. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact Denny by calling the church office or via e-mail at denny361@verizon.net.


  Your children's safety is a great concern to us. Each of our adult staff and volunteers must complete a background check. We also require you to register your child(ren) in the KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In program to participate in our children's ministry. 

Nursery

Provided for All Services

Our desire is to provide you with an opportunity to worship in our services while your children are well-cared for in a cheerful and caring atmosphere. Our nursery is for infants and toddlers up to two years of age. Each child is registered in our KidCheck program to ensure their safety. For children in our infant nursery, a beeper is given to the parent in order to reach them, if needed, during the service. We also have several in our congregation certified to help in case of an emergency; one of these individuals also carries a beeper during the worship services if the need arises. Please feel free to come by one day during the week prior to your first Sunday visit to see our nursery firsthand.

Preschool Age

  • sUNDAY sCHOOL

    During the 9:00 am worship service, there is an opportunity for children to attend a class geared toward their age. Our 2 & 3 year old class provides a large space for kids to have plenty of time to play and interact as well as have a Bible story time. There is also a class for 4 year olds combined with those in kindergarten. Both classes use curriculum designed to help kids connect with each lesson to help the Bible come to life. During the 10:45 am worship service, children 2 & 3 years old have a special class with a short video-based Bible lesson and song with lots of opportunity to play!

  • kID'S wORSHIP

    During our 10:45 am worship service, your kids ages 4 through 4th grade will enjoy worshipping with Mr. Denny. At Kids' Worship, they will sing songs, have games, and a Bible lesson that will instill in them a desire to know more about God, His Word, and Jesus Christ.

  • cHERUB cHOIR

    All little ones age 4 through 1st grade have an opportunity Sunday evenings during our 6 pm worship service September through May to learn how to make music with handbells and voice. They perform several times throughout the school year.

  • moppets

    Another opportunity for your pre-school aged children takes place every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month during the school year. While moms attend MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers), we have a volunteer staff who care for your children!

Elementary Age

  • Sunday School

    During our 9 am worship service, there is an opportunity for children to attend a class geared toward their age. We offer two classes for elementary ages: 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade. Each class uses curriculum designed to connect your kids to the lesson in order for them to learn and understand biblical truths that will help them develop a deeper relationship with Jesus.

  • Kids' Worship

    During our 10:45 am worship service, your kids ages 4 through 4th grade will enjoy worshipping with Mr. Denny. At Kids' Worship, they will sing songs, have games, and a Bible lesson that will instill in them a desire to know more about God, His Word, and Jesus Christ.

  • Young Voices

    Children in 2nd - 5th grades are welcome to join this awesome and fun choir program. Through the medium of music, children learn to worship God by expressing their love for Him, prompting the listening audience to do the same as they perform several times throughout the year. Rehearsals are held Sundays at 6 pm September through May.

  • AWANA

    This is one of the largest children and youth ministries in the world and it's all about churches and parents working together using God's model for raising kids spiritually. Our weekly program of fun activities, games, and Scripture memorization introduce children to Christ and build a biblical foundation for faith. Our AWANA program meets on Friday evenings 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm during the school year. It is for children in Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Our AWANA program is divided into two clubs: Sparks (K-2nd grade) and Truth 'n Training (3rd-6th grades).

  • Camp Mercyville

    www.campmercyville.org

    This eight-week summer camp for children ages 4 years old (by 6/1) through 5th grade (completed) is designed to provide each child with a quality summer experience. Our daily activities include: Bible lesson and memorization, sports and games, arts and crafts, and small groups. We also have many activities that everyone participates in that take place once or twice a week, which include swimming, music classes, field trips, guest speakers, reading time, and water activities! Visit www.campmercyville.org for pricing and/or to register your child!

  • VBS & Adventure Camp

    •  4 through completing 4th grade are welcome to join us for VBS August 14 - 18 from 9 am to 12 pm. There is NO cost for VBS only. 
    • Adventure Camp follows VBS for children who are entering 1st grade through completing 4th grade, It runs each afternoon from 12 noon to 5 pm!  The cost is $90 and includes fun activities each day! Just bring a bagged lunch and drink.                                                                                                             Register for these activities to secure your spot! Just click on the applicable link:
    • Maker Fun Fact VBS ONLY (free) or
    • VBS & Adventure Camp (all day) 


  • Push the Rock

    Push the Rock is a 5 day basketball camp usually held the first full week of August from 8:30 am to 3 pm for youth ages 9-16. This summer sports camp offers much more than excellent athletic instruction. In addition to taking athletic skills to the next level, PTR basketball camp will instill character, teach sportsmanship, and offer a life-changing experience for each and every camper. Cost is $145 per camper. There is a $10 discount for each additional family member who attends. If you would like lunch provided each day for your camper(s), there is an additional $25 fee. Register to secure your spot! You can do so in two ways:

         On-line with full payment: Push the Rock On-line Registration (Buxmont)

         Mail-in with $50 registration fee: Push the Rock Mail-in Registration


Middle School Age

  • Tweens

    This class is reserved for your 5th & 6th grade pre-teens during our 10:45 am worship service. Arrive early for a time of fellowship with one another in the classroom followed by a time of praise and prayer. This leads into breaking up into teams for a question and answer discovery lesson followed by a time of Bible reading. This class is a great way to transition your middle school child from junior church to junior high!

  • PB&J TEAM

    Puppets, Bible, & Jesus

    This ministry is a great opportunity for students to get involved in sharing the gospel with the community. Middle school students in grades 6th through 8th are welcome to participate in this year-round ministry. This group performs at a variety of locations including local nursing homes and church events. For more information, please contact the director, Amelia DiLapo at AGD51@aol.com. Puppet rehearsals take place most Sundays from 4:15 - 5:45 pm.

  • AWANA

    This is one of the largest children and youth ministries in the world and it's all about churches and parents working together using God's model for raising kids spiritually. Our weekly program of fun activities, games, and Scripture memorization introduce children to Christ and build a biblical foundation for faith. Our AWANA program meets on Friday evenings 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm during the school year. It is for children in Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Our AWANA program is divided into two clubs: Sparks (K-2nd grade) and Truth 'n Training (3rd-6th grades).

  • Make It Count Junior High

    Students in grades 6th - 8th are welcome to join us each Thursday evening during the school year from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. During the summers, junior high combines with senior high on Wednesday evenings during our mid-week summer nights. Junior high students enjoy a time of game at the beginning of each youth night followed by a challenging lesson from God's Word. Our volunteer youth leaders then meet with small groups of students to dig deeper and develop relationships.

  • Junior High Singers

    All junior high students 6th - 8th grade interested in joining will learn new musical skills and serve with music. Students have opportunity to perform the music they learn several times throughout the year. Rehearsals are held Sunday evenings at 6 pm from September through May.

  • Push the Rock

    Push the Rock is a 5 day basketball camp usually held the first full week of August from 8:30 am to 3 pm for youth ages 9-16. This summer sports camp offers much more than excellent athletic instruction. In addition to taking athletic skills to the next level, PTR basketball camp will instill character, teach sportsmanship, and offer a life-changing experience for each and every camper. Cost is $145 per camper. There is a $10 discount for each additional family member who attends. If you would like lunch provided each day for your camper(s), there is an additional $25 fee. Register to secure your spot! You can do so in two ways:

         On-line with full payment: Push the Rock On-Line Registration (Buxmont)

         Mail-in with $50 registration fee: Push the Rock Mail-in Registration


KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In

We require all children who participate in our children's ministries to register with KidCheck. Each time your children arrive, you will check them in for the ministry they are participating. A sticker will print for each of your children to place on their clothing. Another sticker will print for you, the parent or guardian, to take and bring back when you pick up your children.


You can take time now to register online by clicking on the link below, or take a few minutes to do so on your first visit.


KidCheck