Children's Ministry FAQ'S
What Is The Children’s Ministry All About?
We believe that God places a high value on children and holds us responsible for teaching and nurturing them. Every child is an individual and precious treasure, a gift, from God that comes with great responsibility. We also believe that children can be used by God to do His work (Matthew 19:14; 18:10 / Mark 9:37, 42). It is our goal to strengthen and equip children as they live out thief faith at home, in their community, and in the world. We desire to form a partnership with the parents and families in this.
What Do I Do If I’m New?
If you are new, check out the service times and locations (campus map) and stop by the appropriate classroom approximately 10 minutes before the start of class. We will have you fill out some basic information to register your child and then give you information about our ministry and what you can expect.
When Can/Should I Check my child(ren) In?
We ask that you check in your child at least 5 minutes prior to the 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00 services. Please pick up your child immediately after the service has ended.
What Is Your Sick Child Policy?
We operate a Well-child program. For the protection of all the children in our ministry, we cannot accept a child with a running nose, fresh cold (4 days or less), fever, rash, persistent cough, diarrhea, or any other signs of illness. We request that you do not place your child in the program while they are at risk of exposing other children. Thank you for your help in maintaining a healthy environment for all of our children and their families.
Do You Offer Snacks?
We do often have snacks during our services for our younger children. We do ask though that when you register your child that you indicate if they have any food allergies and if so, what type(s).
What Happens if There is a Problem with My Child During the service?
When you register your child, there is a space where you will enter your cell phone number. We ask that you have your cell phone with you in the service and set to silent ring and/or vibrate. This is what we will use to contact you if there is a problem of any kind with your child during the service.
What Are The Leaders/Volunteers Like?
Our volunteers are top notch, caring, Godly leaders who are dedicated to serving God by serving you and your children. They are carefully selected and placed to best fit their gifts and abilities. Feel free to get to know the volunteers in your child’s room and commit to praying for them as they ministry along side you to your children.
What Do I Do If I Want To Become A Leader?
If you would like to join the team and be a part of what God is doing in Children’s Ministry here at The Grove, feel free to contact Jennifer Bellinger or Mark Zurowski any time during the week, or talk to us before or after any of the three weekend services. We would love to talk with you can get you connected.
Where Do I Find More Info About Child Dedication?
Outside of each classroom are tri-fold handouts that contain information about our ministry and child dedication. Please pick one up before or after any of our services. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Bellinger at 480.883.3733 or email at