Children & Youth Faith Formation Ministry
At Grand View, we strive to be a partner with you in the work of building and growing a spiritually GodStrong home. We have made a commitment to you and your children to help build relationships with God. We know that God will produce amazing fruit from the seeds planted in our children and youth, and we look forward to seeing that transformation!
For more information on any of these Faith Formation groups, contact Faith Formations Coordinator Jacob Nastruz, at: email@example.com or call 563-582-8875.
Christians Renewed Every Wednesday (CREW) – (All Welcome)
Starting back up Sept. 4, join us for a special time for both families and individuals–ALL ages–to come together for an evening of food, worship, and small group learning. We learn to serve God by serving one another through Grand View.
5:30pm: There is a kid-friendly light meal each week ($2 donation/person is suggested). Everyone is encouraged to eat together, then we all help serve: clean up and move the tables to create our worship space. This is a great time for kids to learn how to serve God by helping out and helping others.
6pm: Following the meal, the Youth Worship Team leads us in upbeat, easy to sing & praise God music, and we hear a relevant & inspirational message from Pastor Tom.
6:30pm: We break at 6:20pm to move to our various small group areas which begin at 6:30pm for a time of meaningful connections and learning. Small groups include:
Nursery (ages 0-3yrs) - located in the Meadow room
Preschool Fun (ages 4-5yrs) - located in the Treehouse room
Elementary Youth Group (Gr. K-5) - located in the Grand View room
Middle School Youth Group (Gr. 6-8) - located in the Evergreen room
Adult classes are available. More information here.
There is something for everyone so the entire family can participate, Worship God, and enjoy a fun midweek experience of learning more about God and each other.
GV Sprouts (Nursery Ministry for 0-3 yrs. old)
Sundays during the 9:30am & 10:45 Worship Celebration.
Wednesdays during CREW: 6:30-7:30pm during the school year. (Begins again Sept.4).
During certain church events (see individual event info.)
Located in the Meadow room.
GV Kids (PreK-5th grade Ministry)
Sundays from 9:30-10:30am for Sunday School during the school year. (Begins again Aug.25). Located:
Preschool – Maple room
Kindergarten & 1st Grade – Treehouse rooms
2nd & 3rd Grade – Oak room
4th & 5th Grade – Evergreen room
Wednesdays during CREW for Elementary Youth Group from 6:30-7:30pm in the Grand View room. (Begins again Sept.4).
GV Youth (6th–12th grade Ministry)
Wednesdays during CREW for Middle School Youth Group from 6:30-7:30pm in the Evergreen room. (Begins again Sept.4).
Sundays for High School Youth Group from 4-5pm in the Susanna Wesley room. (Begins again Sept.8).
Sundays for Sunday School during the school year. (Begins again Aug.25) Located:
Middle School (6th-8th grades) – Susanna Wesley room
High School (9th-12th grades) – upstairs behind tech booth
Children's Church (4-7yrs)
Children's Church is available for children ages 4-7 years old. Children are dismissed from Worship right before the sermon begins in the 9:30am and 10:45am Worship Celebrations, and take part in a fun, kid-centered time just for them! Teachers walk the children from the back of the Grand View room (worship space) to their classroom. Parents will pick up their children in the classroom after Worship concludes at 10:30am (from the 9:30am Worship) and 11:45am (from the 10:45 Worship.)
Sunday School (All Welcome)
Sunday School is held August through May for PreK-12. (Adult opportunities available. More info found here.) We use two curricula (Orange & Grow) that provide engaging and interactive scriptural lessons which help children learn and apply God’s truth to every day life. GV Kids learn through memorable, gospel-focused experiences that emphasize parent and small group relationships, and GV Youth learn from relatable, discipleship programming. We know that God will produce amazing fruits from the seeds planted in Sunday School at Grand View, and we look forward to seeing that transformation!
Youth Worship Team (6th–12th grade Ministry)
Our Youth Worship Team is an opportunity for middle school and high school youth to practice their musical skills, learn about leading God’s people in worship, and most importantly connect with one another and with God. The Youth Worship Team meets for rehearsals every Sunday at 3pm and then help lead worship each week during Wednesday CREW (during the school year) or Wednesday Worship (during summer). All are welcome to join in this opportunity: singers, musicians, technology experts, etc.
For more information on the Youth Worship Team, contact Creative Director, Alec Amosson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-582-8875.