Children’s Ministry

Introduction

At the Greenville Alliance Church, we believe strongly in God’s amazing power to transform lives.  We believe that transformation is a life-long process as we learn to obey Him, serve Him and ultimately love Him.  In Children’s Ministry, we strive to teach children how to allow Christ to begin working that transformation in each area of life, providing a strong foundation upon which a child can build a life-time of growth.

We have a variety of ministries, just as we have a variety of children with varied interests and gifts.  Our goal is to meet your child where he or she is, embracing their unique characters.  To reach that goal, we strive to have ministries through sports, song, drama, learning, games, and much more.  We believe each child is both special and important.  We strive to meet the needs of the children individually as well as families as a whole.

In Children’s Ministry, we aim for your child to learn and grow in a fun, but safe atmosphere.  Our facilities are equipped for safety, our volunteers have background checks and clearances, our staff is CPR/ First Aid and AED certified.  We love your children and it shows!

2 Corinthians 5:17—”Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, a new creation has come.  The old has gone, the new has come!”

Warmly,

Michelle Toy
Children’s Ministry Director

Sunday School

Please join us each Sunday at 9:20 for Sunday School Opening in the Sunday School opening room.  Here, the kids enjoy singing and even have the opportunity to share their musical talents in other ways, such as playing the piano for offering time.  Sunday School for children immediately follows and ends at 10:15.

Class Locations:

  • 2-3 Years Olds – First door on left in Kids Annex hallway
  • 4-5 Year Olds – Second door on left in Kids Annex hallway
  • 1-3 Grades – Third door on left in Kids Annex hallway
  • 4-6 Grades – Last door on left in Kids Annex hallway

Nursery

Our nursery is for all children newborn through age three.  Nursery service is available on Sundays during our 10:30 worship service and Sunday School.  The nursery is also available on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 for those attending our mid-week programming.

Volunteers: Download a Background Check Form

Our nursery is well equipped with qualified individuals who make your child feel cared for within our safe environment.  Background checks have been performed on all of our nursery workers.

Nursing mothers are welcome to use our nursing room which is located right off of the nursery.  We also have cribs in a room off the nursery for children needing to sleep.

Parents trusting their infants in the care of our loving staff are given a pager to keep with them while they worship.  If there is a need concerning your child, you will be paged.  This convenient system allows you to participate in the service with the comfort of knowing that you are just a page away if needed.

We do ask parents to be mindful during cold and flu season.  If your child has displayed any of the following symptoms within the last 48 hours, please keep him/her with you for the day. Coughing, fever, sore throat, runny nose, vomiting, eye discharge, rash, diarrhea or has a communicable disease.

Kidmo / Kinderchurch

Children are dismissed following the worship time in the service, prior to the sermon. Children begin Kidmo and Kinderchurch programming with dynamic singing in the Opening room.  Kids enjoy performing the songs they learn in the 10:30 service regularly. Children age 3 through 3rd grade have their own activities where they receive the opportunity to enjoy learning in a fun, safe environment that is geared towards their age groups.

Kinderchurch is for children 3 years old through pre-k. Kinderchurch is located in the children’s annex. Please go down the stairs located to the left of the Worship Center.  Kinderchurch is located in the first classroom on the left in the Kids Annex hallway. Kinderchurch is active learning based where kids grow in their relationship with the Lord through the teaching which includes hands-on crafts and activities. Kinderchurch is a fun place for little ones to begin to develop a solid foundation of teaching and understanding of the Word of God.

Kidmo is for children who have begun kindergarten through 3rd grade. Please go down the stairs located to the left of the Worship Center.  Kinderchurch is located in the first classroom on the right in the Kids Annex hallway.  Kidmo is a media geared program that speaks to children in their language. Kidmo uses contemporary formats to reach children in ways that are relevant and exciting.

 

Kidzone Thursdays

KidZone Thursday is an exciting ministry held every Thursday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. September through May. This powerful program aims to bring Christ to life in the lives of children. Children learn how to implement Christ’s teaching into their everyday life, allowing Him to transform them and make them into all He created them to be! KidZone Thursday offers excellent teaching as well as many fun activities throughout the club year.

Derby Race
Each year, children from KidZone Thursday and from the church as a whole get the opportunity to take part in a Derby Race. Race cars are made from blocks of wood. Trophies and ribbons are awarded based on speed and on the artistic appearance of the car as well.

Talent Show
Through KidZone Thursday, the Children’s Ministry holds an annual Talent Show for the children to display the gifts and abilities the Lord has given them. Click here to download the registration form.

Special Events
We also have many special events throughout the year in which children may participate. In the past, we have taken trips to the Olympic Fun Center, went on hikes, celebrated Mission Emphasis, taken children to carol at nursing homes, participated in Operation Christmas Child and much more.

Classes:

  • 2-3 Year olds – first door on left in Kids Annex hallway
  • 4-5 Year olds – second door on the left in Annex hallway
  • 1-3 Grades – third door on the left in Annex hallway
  • 4-6 Grades  – last door on the left in Annex hallway

Summer Ministries

Many kids enjoy attending Edinboro Camp each Summer for exciting age-specific programming.

Check out their website to see what is available!

Edinboro Camp 2018

8 am Worship Service Attendees Survey

Please take a few minutes to help us out by doing the survey.

Click for Survey 

Announcements

Parents may check children into programming at the Children’s Ministry lobby check-in station, located in the entrance of the Children’s Annex. 

* Children then proceed to their individual programming areas.

*When ministries are complete, parents may enter the lobby and ask the attendant at the check-in station to page the individual classroom teacher and your child will be sent to the lobby.

*Parents are required to complete a registration form for children so that we may have allergy and emergency contact information for each child.

Weekly Gatherings

Sunday
8:00 AM Worship
9:20 AM Sunday School – Children & Students
9:30 AM Sunday School – Adults
10:30 AM Worship
4:00 PM Jr. and Sr. High Open Gym
6:00 PM Jr. and Sr. High Student Ministry
Thursday
6:30 PM Prayer Meeting
6:30 PM KidZone (Children’s Ministry)

Church Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

If you have an emergency and need to reach a pastoral staff member, please call the church first before trying their home number. Remember if at any time you have a prayer need, please consider contacting your care elders or the ministry staff. You may call the church office at 724-588-7167.