starting children off on the way they should go
Our children's ministry, TGC Kids, seeks to guide children in their relationship with Christ by providing a loving atmosphere where they are fully accepted as children created in the image of God.
We support parents as the primary disciple-makers and believe in the power of the discipleship through community, with church as family, helping children shape their character to be more like that of Christ.
what to expect
TGC Kids provides a full children's program every Sunday during the worship gathering at Middle School 51 (350 5th Avenue at 4th Street) for Babies—Grade 5. Please visit the Check-In Table in the Lobby when you arrive:
Get a name tag for your child (or register your family if you are new)
Drop-off your child in their classroom, connect with a teacher, and say a quick, reassuring goodbye to your child.
Pick-up your child immediately after the service is over.
Explore our Family Guide for more details about our policies and expectations.
mighty oaks: our preschool program
All children 12 months old through preschoolers
We use the Orange First Look curriculum in our preschool classes. Each Sunday, our team invites each child to explore the wonder of God's story and meet them where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially.
Preschoolers are building a spiritual foundation so that by the time they head into elementary school, they know three simple, but powerful, truths: God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Get a preview of this month's videos to enjoy, share, and learn along with your child.
Adventurers: our elementary program
All children Kindergarten through 5th Grade
We use the Orange 252 Kids curriculum in our elementary classes. Each Sunday, our team invites each child into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus by sharing one clear and simple "bottom line" so kids can walk away and remember what matters most.
Everything we teach is based on the three essential truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52: I need to make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what, and I should treat others the way I want to be treated."
Discover more about this month's videos and family activities to explore with your child.
We want to help your child reach their full potential and support the amazing things you do together as a family. We recommend the Parent Cue app to help you do something fun and instructive with your child each week so you can grow deeper together in your faith.
You can get a sneak peek at what we're learning at church, practice the memory verse, explore new ways to connect with your child, and countdown the weeks until graduation.
Make the most of every phase in your child's life with Phase Guides, an 18-part book series from the team behind the Parent Cue app and our TGC Kids curriculum. These concise, interactive journals help prompt you to give your child the things they need most this year to build their faith and character.
Stop by the Check-In Table on Sundays to thumb through the guides for yourself and ask our team questions about how to use the series with your family.
join the team
Our children’s ministry is about more than providing childcare during a Sunday gathering. It is about creating a space that is safe and inviting for children.
Each week, a dedicated and trained team of storytellers, worship leaders, classroom assistants, and team leaders bring God's word to life through age-appropriate lessons, songs, and play. Sound like you? Sign-up today.
We celebrate with parents as they welcome a new child and gather as a church family to witness their solemn commitment to raise their child in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
We host this ceremony several times throughout the year. Register your family to participate. Here are upcoming events:
If there are no upcoming sessions available, please check back on this page for future events.