Welcome to Grace Kids! Here at Penn Valley Church, we seeks to partner with and equip parents to evangelize, establish and equip the next generation to be loyal followers of Jesus Christ.
Grace Kids is a place where kids will grow in the grace & knowledge of our Savior. They will DISCOVER who God is & His love for them. They will be DISCIPLED in how God has called us to live. And they will learn to DELIVER God’s Good News wherever they go. We want to partner with YOU, as we help our children to connect their hearts, minds and hands to their faith in Jesus Christ.
Below are ways we can come along side you as we reach the next generation...
Our Nursery Ministry is available for newborns through 2 year olds.
While you are in the worship service or Family Night class, you can be sure that your child is experiencing a safe and loving environment. Our volunteers truly have a heart to serve the parents and love on their children while they worship and attend classes. Parents will check-in their child before leaving them in the care of the nursery worker. You will also recieve a pager in case you need to be contacted during the worship service/class.
Every Sunday morning children age 3 years old thru 5th grade begin in the worship service with their parents and are dismissed halfway through the service to Club 3:18! Here, they'll experience a fun, age appropriate time of worship, Bible teaching and activities. Club 3:18 is a safe, fun place for children to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 3:18)
During Club 3:18 our volunteer teachers use the Gospel Project Curriculum. We journey through the entire Bible over the course of three years and continue this cycle as your child continues to grow. Keep an eye out for the parent resources your child will come home with. We encourage you to grow with them too!
The safety of your child is of utmost importance to us. We view it as a privlege and honor to care for your child while we teach them about Jesus!
We have a child check-in system to ensure children are checked-in prior to class, and picked up by their parent/guardian at the end of every class. If you're visiting for the first time, please stop by the Check-in Cart to fill out important information and allow us to walk you through our check-in procedures.
All of our staff and volunteers have current and up-to-date background checks and child protection clearances as required by the state of Pennsylvania. Our safety team is CPR certified and easily accessible by our volunteers.
**Family Night is currently on hold due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We have launched Discovery Groups as an alternative until we feel it is safe to resume our usual Family Night gatherings. Please reach out to us here if you'd like to connect to a Discovery Group.
During the school year, we meet every Wednesday night from 6:15pm-8:15pm for Family Night. The evening begins with an optional, free meal from 6:15-6:50. After the meal, we break off in to age specific classes. There is something for everyone from newborn on up! Children age 3 through 5th grade follow the "God Alone" studies, designed specifically for this age group.
The God Alone Curriculum goes beyond factual information about Bible stories, to encourage students to think deeply about who God is. An accurate understanding of who God is and who I am, leads us to value God and to treasure what He has done for us. Believing that the task of teaching children about God was given by God to the parents (Deut.11:19), we have endeavored not to take that responsibility, but rather to assist and encourage parents to take that role. To facilitate family discussions, all levels have the same basic story each week, meaning you won't get 3 different take home paper talking about 3 different Bible stories.