AdventureLand is a great place for kids!
We desire to partner with parents in the spiritual training of children. Our hope and prayer is that each one of them will come to know Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord and then enter into and enjoy the most wonderful adventure, being a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
Our Priorities & Help for Parents
For parents of newborns through first graders, we have a security process in place. At check-in, parents receive a security tag that must be presented before the child can be picked up at the end of class.
We process background checks on all adult volunteers and have a "Never Alone" policy with all children on campus. You will notice we have lots of youth who serve our children. We believe the Lord wants to use young people to further His kingdom, and we see AdventureLand as a great place of training for our youth.
Newborns through five-year-olds (pre-k) have classes during both services. Our kindergarteners through sixth graders have classes starting at 9:40 am for the first service and 11:40 am for the second service. They are dismissed from the main service following the worship portion of the service. All of our classes are designed to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of that specific age group in a fun and caring way. Because it is important for children to experience Jesus for themselves, our prayer is that your child will have a hands-on time of personal discovery while in AdventureLand.
Help for Parents
Parents, many of you want to have a special time to talk with your child(ren) about spiritual things, but you just don’t know where to start. Simply pick a time that works for your family and use your Bible and a children’s devotional for this time. My all-time favorite for young children is “Leading Little Ones to God” by Marian Schoolland. One of my favorite devotionals for older children right now is “Indescribable” by Louie Giglio.
There are also great devotional vids on RightNow Media. If you don’t have a RightNow Media account and need help, please let me now.
If you choose to have a family devotional time, I believe you will be on the road to making some lasting memories with your children and developing a “history” with Jesus. And remember that allowing your children to help lead your devotion time will bless them and you. It truly is a win, win!
Parents our Youth Pastor, Will Hoffman, offers some wonderful sessions for parental training. These times are most applicable for you as you move toward the teenage years. We encourage you to participate in these times when parents who are farther along on this journey share some of their wisdom and experiences, both the highs and the lows. Check our Sunday bulletin for the dates and topics for the next training time and make plans to participate. You will be so glad you did!
I also want to remind you of the importance of being a part of a Life Group. This is where you will receive much parental training even though it may not be the topic of the group. After all, we become the best parents we can be as we continue to seek a deeper relationship with Jesus. There are so many benefits to doing this while being part of a community of believers we can do life with. Check out our Life Groups and visit a few before making a decision on one. You are sure to be blessed beyond measure.
I have always found lots of helpful parental information on the Focus On the Family website. Check it out: focusonthefamily.com/parenting.
The Deeper Trenches of Momhood - A Group for Moms with Extra Challenges
Parenthood is a blessing, but it can also be a daily challenge. And then sometimes there are even extra challenges like NICU care, loss of life, foster care situations, hard medical diagnoses, etc. This group hopes to serve as an emotional, spiritual, and even physical support for fellow moms dealing with extra challenges.
You are never alone, though perhaps it can often feel that way. Here you are invited to share your burdens, let off some steam, gain support and encouragement, and most importantly, feel the love of Jesus Christ who calls us to encourage each another.
Interested in volunteering to serve Grace children/youth? Click the button below to fill out our Volunteer Application, and we will contact you soon regarding your involvement!