Here at Urban Grace Church we are passionate about children coming to know, love and serve Jesus. We provide a place for children from age 4 to 10. Each week your child will be taught the life changing stories of the Bible and how Jesus is the center of it all. Your child will have fun learning the stories of the Bible through music, games and hands on activities.
The Gospel Project for Kids
Starting in September of 2016, we began a three year curriculum entitled: The Gospel Project for Kids. This curriculum immerses kids in the gospel through every story and theological concept from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; and heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through The Gospel Project for Kids, kids will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.Throughout this curriculum, we want to actively increase our partnership with you and better equip you as you disciple your child the other 6 days of the week! There are three ways we want to make sure that happens:
Parents are key to building spiritual foundations in their kids. The Gospel Project for Kids Family App enables parents to reinforce each week’s Bible story at home. Each quarter, the app provides a unit introduction and a five-day calendar filled with simple family activities and links to Bible story and discussion starter videos, key passage songs, and fun games. If kids are sick or traveling, parents can use the app at home so their kids won’t miss a thing!
We would like to add each parent to our weekly email list. On Sunday, you will receive a summary of that week’s lesson, some age appropriate family discussion starters, a reminder of that week’s key passage and a preview of the title of next week’s lesson. We hope that this will also serve to further equip you to connect with your child and enhance the gospel conversations in your home.
Big Story Circle
The Giant Timeline that we will have in class will depict the linear chronology we teach, but the Big Story Circle that is supplied for home use visually captures the heart of the gospel message we proclaim.
Immediately you notice the cross in the centre of the circle. All of the artwork points to the cross in the centre, reminding kids and us that the Bible points to Jesus as the centre of God’s plan of redemption. Follow the arrow and notice how we return full circle back to “In the beginning…” The circle reminds us that the gospel is not just about the redemption of individuals but the redemption of all of creation. One day God will fully heal and restore His creation that was broken by the fall. Display this piece in your home, teaching kids to anticipate that day when God makes all things new.
At Urban Grace we place a high value on the safety of children
Each person working with children is required to attend a Plan to Protect Seminar and complete an application form with references and security checks. All leaders can be identified by a UG name tag. In order to ensure safety, it is important that all children who attend regularly be registered. Registration forms are available at the classroom door. Once your child is registered, you will be given a pager that we will use to reach you should we have any concerns about your child throughout this class. Please pick up your child as soon as the worship music starts so that you may enjoy worship and communion as a family. When you pick up your child at their classroom hand your pager to the UG Kids volunteer and sign your child out so that we may release your child into your care.
We are looking forward to partnering with you in teaching your child the Gospel!