CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS: Grove Park Chapel offers a variety of programs during the week for children. On Sunday mornings, nursery is provided for ages 3 and under during all of our services. For children above 3, we offer both Sunday School classes starting at 10:00 am as well as Children's Church during our 11:00 am service. Both Sunday School and Children's Church provide a warm and nurturing program that is designed to create excitement in learning about our Christian faith. Children explore the Bible, beliefs and Christian ethics through hands-on activities, which includes music (such as our bell choir), craft activities, storytelling, drama, kinesthetic movement, geography and discussion. This is accomplished with the help of volunteers who believe that God calls us to pass the excitement and energy of our faith to the next generation.
On Wednesday nights, we provide childcare during our Thru-The-Bible Study as well. Children join us for dinner, then are dismissed for fun activities as adults begin discussion time on the current week's verses. In addition to Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, GPC offers Vacation Bible School during the summer, Awana on Sunday nights as well as a half-day preschool program that is available Monday - Thursday for children in the appropriate age range. See below for further details on VBS, Awana and Preschool or contact the church office.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Each year we open the doors to children ages 3 to 12. Children of regular attendees of GPC as well as many, many community children walk through those doors during this special week in the summer. Why? VBS, of course! Many volunteers from GPC work incessantly for the weeks preceding on curriculum, decorations, drama, etc. to make it another successful and fun-filled VBS for these children. The theme and materials vary each year, but the action-packed week is always a blast! The children take home the crafts they have made and a music CD, but most important of all, they take home the knowledge that God loves each and every one of them and that He sent His son out of love for us.
- Fully integrated programs for ages 3 to 18
- The best evangelism tools to reach unsaved children, youth and families
- Teaching that builds an enduring biblical faith
- Resources bringing churches and parents together to disciple the next generation
- Initial and ongoing volunteer training
- Healthy mentor and peer relationships
- Dynamic fun for children, teens and adults alike!