Children and Youth

Welcome! Our goal is to help our children and youth become true disciples of Jesus Christ by: building relationships with them, being examples for them and teaching them God’s Word.

Please note: The programs listed below are currently on hiatus during the pandemic. Youth programs are temporarily convened online. If you need more information about connecting children and youth during this time, please call the GCC office at 317-462-6348. 

Children’s Sermon


Although we have temporarily suspended a special part of the worship time for children, there is usually a lesson geared for them and related to the theme of that day’s service.  Following the Children’s Sermon are several options for children and youth based on age and interest.

Nursery

A fully equipped and professionally staffed Nursery is provided on the lower level, east building for crib through age 3.  For more details about the Nursery, please click HERE.

Promised Land


"Children ages 4 to 2nd grade are invited to be a part of our Promised Land during the second worship service.  It has in-depth Bible teachings similar to Sunday School.  This program includes a variety of group activities (e.g. prayers, singing, crafts, drama, puppets, cooking, games, snacks, etc.).  Children are encouraged to learn one Bible memory verse each month.  You will find us in the Promised Land room across from the nursery.   Younger children will receive Bible lessons in the church nursery."

 Youth Worship

"Youth in grades 3 to 5 may join our special worship for them during the second worship service.   We learn how to study the Old and New Testaments and use their teachings in the world of today's youth.  We are located next to Promised Land."

 J-Walkers

As in “Walking with Jesus!”  For grades 6-12.  Meets downstairs in youth room next to the Nursery.  Youth share their joys and concerns, participate in prayer, and enjoy a short Bible Study led by one of the church’s adults.  They return to the sanctuary for communion.

 

Safety

All teachers are required to submit to a thorough background check. In addition, all teacher helpers must attend training.