VBS Announcement

As you all know, at GT, we are passionate about reaching people and growing together in Christ. In my 30 years of ministry here, I’ve learned that the only thing that’s constant about ministry is change. In fact, it’s one of our Core Values: We change our methods but never the message. I want to talk with you today about one such change.

Vacation Bible School served GT Church well for many years and we are grateful for the families and volunteers who were impacted. After much prayer and consideration, we have determined that a shift in strategy will help us more effectively accomplish our mission. The mission of GT Kids Ministry is to reach families and to partner with parents to help kids grow in Christ. If we truly want to disciple children, then we need to reach families. If we want to effectively reach families, we need to focus on times families can come together for a shared experience that ignites spiritual conversations between kids and their parents – both inside GT and in our community.

Instead of a 4-day VBS, we are excited to let you know that we are ramping up ministry throughout the year and will be offering more Family Experiences and Community Outreaches. These events will closely align with our Sunday morning experiences for kids. Stay informed about upcoming GT Kids events by following us on our GT Kids Facebook Group and GT Church website. We are looking forward to an incredible year of reaching people and growing together!

We also want to take a moment to say a huge thank you to each of you who have served with us at VBS over the years. We appreciate you, and we look forward to partnering with you in these future outreaches.

About GT Kids

GT Kids is a ministry for children, birth through 5th grade, providing a fun, engaging, and secure environment for children as they learn what it means to trust God. Our desire is to partner with parents to reinforce the biblical values being taught at home.

At GT we value children – not because they are the future church, but because they are the church right now. Working with you, we have a fantastic opportunity to help them nurture friendships, learn biblical truths, and discover that they are deeply loved and valued by God. As a team, our goal is to help build a spiritual foundation by teaching them with age-appropriate Bible-based curriculum that includes worship, prayer, and serving. We are ready to encourage and inspire your children to experience Jesus.

New Here?

When you arrive for the first time please stop by our Kids HUB (located across from The Warehouse, our Elementary Kids environment.) We want to serve you and your child well, so we’ll take some time to get to know you. Our friendly Kids HUB volunteers will gather your child's information to ensure that we can help them to stay safe and have fun.

We will then walk you through our child check-in process. This process allows us to keep track of attendance and also provides them with a name tag each week. As part of our security efforts you will be given a parent pickup tag, which will need to be present in order to pick up your child from our Kids Ministry team.

GT Kids Early Childhood

Birth thru 5-year-olds

Our GT Kids Early Childhood weekly environment is created especially for your infant (six weeks) through preschool-aged children. We believe in an active, hands-on approach to learning with preschool children. So, you can plan on a lot of jumping, singing, dancing, and laughter in every experience. Be on the lookout for fun crafts and big games.

We want our preschoolers to understand:

God made me, God loves me, & Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

We can’t wait to meet them! We know things are busy at this stage of life and your children are learning and growing in amazing ways. We are ready for them!

Please contact us if you have a question.

Baby Dedication

Baby Dedication is a special event designed to celebrate your commitment as a parent to lead your child into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. GT Baby Dedication is offered multiple times per year at all of our locations for children 2 years or younger.

GT Kids Elementary

Kindergarten thru 5th Grade

We want to give our elementary kids a firm foundation grounded in three basic truths:

  • Wisdom - I need to make the wise choice.
  • Faith​ - I can trust God no matter what.
  • Friendship​ - I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

During our weekend services, our elementary kids participate in Large Group and Small Group activities. In large group, they will engage in an awesome time of worship, games and age-appropriate Bible stories. We use costumes, props, and characters from the story - anything that makes the Bible come to life. In small groups, kids will see how God’s Word fits into their everyday lives, learn how to talk to Him, and build friendships that will last.
Please contact us if you have a question.

If your child has made the decision to follow Jesus, it is time to take the next step by being water baptized.

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Inclusion Ministry

With the help of a “buddy” many children with special needs are able to participate in GT Kids and Student Ministries. We provide 3 types of support:

  1. Classroom Support
  2. One-on-One Buddies
  3. The Clubhouse, a calm, sensory-friendly classroom.

We make every effort to provide an inclusive environment for kids and students of all abilities to grow in their faith.

If you would like more information on GT Inclusion, follow the link below.

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