Worship is an intergenerational experience at Grandin Court Baptist. We love to include children in worship! We encourage parents to bring children of all ages to at least part of worship to include them in the body of Christ. The more children feel a part of worship now, the more likely they are to continue to participate in worship as teens and adults. Each Sunday, we provide a Time for Young Disciples (TFYD) where the children come forward to hear God’s Story presented just for them.
We encourage families with children of all ages to remain in the sanctuary for worship as children learn by seeing and doing, but do provide spaces if parents feel they need to step out for a moment. Please ask an usher or greeter for more information.
Children’s bulletins are located at both entry doors into the sanctuary. For both readers and pre-readers to enjoy and guide little ones to experience worship with their hands and ears.
The Children’s Coordinator leads a yearly Worship Class for rising Kindergartners in August to help children continue to grow in their understanding and participation in worship. Each child receives a worship bag containing items that help them respond to and interact with worship.
When children begin asking questions about baptism or church membership, we invite them to participate in Baptism Class. Held twice yearly – leading up to Easter, and leading up to All Saint’s Sunday – the class leads students through the meaning of baptism, the path of discipleship, and what it means to be a church member. Throughout the process, children are guided in conversations that help them and their families determine their desire, understanding, and readiness for baptism.