What is GP Early Childhood?
In our Early Childhood environments, we teach children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten big truths that they can grow into rather than light explanations that they can grow out of about Jesus, God, and the Bible.
Who Attends GP Early Childhood?
All children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten attend GP Early Childhood each Sunday! We have created three specific areas that are SAFE, FUN, JESUS-CENTERED, and PARENT-EQUIPPING during the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM gatherings!
In our Blue Rooms/Nursery infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds learn about Jesus in a tangible way.
In our Orange Room/PreK-K area children who are fully potty trained and 3 – 6 years old experience engaging activities and stories that all point to Jesus.
WHAT WE OFFER EACH WEEK:
It is vital that both parents and students feel safe when they enter into any GP Kids Environment. Every single volunteer is screened through an interview, federally run background check, and ongoing training.
The Bible tells us in Matthew 19:14 that Jesus told his disciples not to inhibit children from coming to him “for to such belongs the kingdom of Heaven.” In Mark 10:16 we read that Jesus carried children in his arms and “blessed them.” Jesus was also accused of being “too joyful” at times (Luke 7:34). Jesus had fun and in GP Kids, we have fun too!
Everything we do is centered on the person and work of Jesus – just like the Bible! Each element of our GP Kids birth through 5th grade gatherings – from the curriculum, activities, and even disciplinary policies – is intentionally pointing students to Jesus. It is our goal, that by the time a student leaves GP Kids, they know what it means to live for Jesus in every area of their life, to live in community with other believers, to live on mission, and to live as disciples who seek to grow.
EQUIPPING TO PARENTS:
Since scripture is clear that parents are given the privilege to rear their children toward a relationship with Jesus, GP Kids does not seek to replace the primary role of the parent in a child’s life. However, as the Grace Point Church – Ann Road family, we want to assist parents in that aim.
The Gospel Project curriculum we use focuses each environment from birth through 5th grade on the same Jesus-centered lesson. In addition, it provides both apps and take-home sheets to help parents continue the conversation at home. Each of our volunteers is also available to assist parents through being an additional voice in a child’s life.
If you have any questions regarding our Early Childhood areas (birth – Kindergarten), email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.