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

    • Watch for 2019 Vacation Bible School & Adventure Camp information!
  • Push the Rock

    Push the Rock is a 5 day basketball camp scheduled during the month of July 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. Watch for information for our 2019 camp year!