We consider it a privilege to partner with parents to help build a biblical foundation for a lifetime of growth in Jesus Christ. We strive to provide solid programs that are not only fun, but that also equip your child with the biblical foundations necessary to grow in their relationship with the Lord.
For more information about the Children's Ministry, contact us.
Sunday School meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Joy Wing. Through Sunday School, children in Grades K–5 learn of God's love and His plan for their lives at an age appropriate level.
Hosanna is a Worship Arts ministry that teaches children ages 4-Grade 5 how to express their love for God through a lifestyle of worship. Artistic elements of worship, which include choral music, dance, and drama, are presented in the classroom as children learn how much God loves them and values their worship! The Bible tells us in Matthew 21 that the children in the temple area shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!”, and Jesus replied, quoting Scripture from Psalm 8:2, “Have you never read, ‘from the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’?” We know that indeed God wants to hear His children praising Him!
Hosanna Choir sings in morning worship on selected Sundays throughout the year, and at special events such as the Christmas Angel Brunch and the Psalm 150 Orchestra Concert. Join us as we sing and shout Hosanna!
How To Join Hosanna
You can join Hosanna Choir simply by coming to any weekly rehearsal.
Hosanna Children’s Choir rehearses every Sunday during the fall and spring semesters from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. in the second floor of the Joy Wing (to the left and upstairs as you enter the Grand Lobby) in rooms 200-217.
Click here for the fall 2014 Hosanna schedule.
Click here for the fall 2014 Hosanna Room Assignments.
Click here for a map of the GBC campus and surrounding areas.
Elevate is a weekly, high-energy event for kids that will meet during the summer months. Children enjoy singing, playing games, and applying God's Word to life. We would love to have your children participate in Elevate at GBC. Elevate Jr. (preschool) will meet in the Lower Joy wing. Elevate (K-3rd) and Elevate Summit (4th-5th) will meet in the Upper Joy wing.
Every Wednesday, there will be childcare available for birth through pre-kindergarten children, and there is even a family meal served in the Faith building from 4:45-6:00 for $6 for adults, $4 for kids 4-13, and free for kids birth through 3 and a $20 maximum for families. Wednesday evenings are exciting for families at GBC, and we'd love for yours to be a part of them!
Open to all kids ages 3 through 5th grade, we would love for you to join us in Awana on Wednesday nights during the school year in the upper Joy Wing. Each week at 6 p.m. we will enjoy learning the Gospel, memorizing Scripture, playing games, and having fun with various themes and adventures. We offer age-appropriate ministries for everyone—Cubbies, Sparks, and T&T.
At GBC, we want to prepare our children to worship with the Body of Christ in spirit and in truth. On Sunday mornings at 10:30, we would love for kids who are in Kindergarten through 2nd grade to join us for Kids Worship in Joy 217. During this time, we will learn and practice the elements of worship—Biblical teaching, singing and praise, giving, and Scripture reading—all in a kid-friendly environment.
For more information, call Michael Hull at 901.260.5708 or .
Seeds Family Worship (seedsfamilyworship.net)
GoFish Music (gofishguys.com)
What’s In the Bible? Phil Vischer (creator of Veggie Tales)
The Jesus Storybook Bible—Every Story Whispers His Name. Sally Lloyd-Jones (2007; Zonderkidz)
The Legacy Path—Discover Intentional Spiritual Parenting. Brian Haynes (2011; Randall House)
Giant Love. Andy Savage (2011; Make Sense Media; 1ST edition)
* Please know that each listed resource is intended to help gain insight and begin navigating conversations of faith with your children and families. Every statement in these resources must be weighed against Scripture.
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Michael holds a B.A from Union University and an M.Div from Baylor University. Prior to joining the GBC staff in August of 2010, he served as young adult pastor, recreation director, and church planter. He and his wife Amy have two children, Noah and Lily. Michael is excited about the opportunity he has to see children and their parents come to know Christ and grow in their faith.
Sandy began her ministry at GBC in 2001. She is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where she earned a degree in Religious Education. Sandy and her husband Richard have two sons, Paul and Andrew, and two granddaughters, Katie Elizabeth and Micah Rae. Sandy looks forward to partnering with young parents to help them and their children know God’s wonderful plan and direction for their lives.