Kids

Children’s Ministry is committed to teaching and showing the love of Jesus to your entire family! Studies show that most children’s permanent view of God is formed by age 5, and also show that 85% of those who accept Christ do so between the ages of 4 and 14. With this in mind, it is our hope to provide activity-based, gospel-centered teaching in age appropriate ways. Its out intent that all our Bible stories, music, and crafts are chances for each kid to respond to God’s love for them. We also want to come along side parents to encourage and equip them to be the primary disciplers of their kids. In other words, we as the church seek to be a big family for your little family. 

Sunday Morning Kid's Check-In

On Sunday Morning we offer ministry for a variety of ages during our services and each room is designated with a sign above the door.

  • Nursery - 3 months to 2 years old
  • 2 Year Olds
  • 3 Year Olds
  • 4 & 5 Year Olds - 11:00 Service only
  • 6 & 7 Year Olds - 11:00 Service only
  • 8 & 9 Year Olds - 11:00 Service only
  • 10 & 11 Year Olds - 11:00 Service only

All children involved with our ministry on Sunday morning must be checked in at our ” Kid’s Check-In Station” on the north wing of our building. Don't worry! We have volunteers standing by that can help you get checked in. Once your children are checked in, you’ll receive a label with a specific number. If we need you during the service, this number will flash in the sanctuary on a monitor next to the projector screen. You will also need this label when picking your child up after services. Thanks so much for working with us as we work to ensure the safety of your family. 

Youth

We want to be about bringing the Gospel to the youth of our church and the Grand Valley. We don’t want to make sure students stay in the church; we want to lead them to be the church. We seek to carry out by committing ourselves to these 3 goals. “I do it all for the sake of the Gospel…” 1 Corinthians 9:23


Students Are Real Not Just Right

We want students to know the Gospel inside and out. However, we would rather them be real about their struggles and doubts and not just feed people the right answers. We want students to have a genuine experience with God and not just have head knowledge about what the Bible says. We will always teach the Bible, but our prayer is that students come to know the person of Jesus and not pretend they are something they are not.


Students Learn The Gospel In Relationships

You learn the Gospel by hearing it, but you embrace its implications through relationships. The best way to embrace the Gospel is to see its affects in the lives of others. Most kids will believe the Gospel if they see it matters to their parents. However, how many teenagers have said something to their parents that a different adult said only to have Dad say, “I’ve been saying that to you for years!” It’s important to have other adults voicing and showing students what mom and dad have been doing. It’s also important for adults in the church to be spiritual mom’s and dad’s to students who come from broken homes where the Gospel was not made evident. We highly value one-on-one relationships between adult volunteers and students.


Students Live Out The Implications Of The Gospel By Serving

Students are not the church of tomorrow; they are the church of right now. Students are constantly told they are the next generation and that one day they will do great things. However, I believe they will do great things right now! The next generation is in diapers and the next generation isn’t born yet – meaning there is always another generation to come. The time is now for this generation to step up, be the church and serve. We want what our students learn about the Gospel with their minds and experience about the Gospel with their hearts to lead to serving with their hands.

Wednesday night gatherings

Wednesday nights are a chance to connect with Jesus and other students. The night will feature hanging out, fun games, worship, relevant teaching, interactive activities and discussion groups. If you love Jesus or just have questions about God, our Wednesday night gatherings are the place to be!

  • 12-18 Years Old
  • Wednesdays | Youth Room | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Missions

The Gospel is not simply attached to a mission; it is a mission! The idea that God would “send” his only son to save and redeem the world is in itself a mission. The amazing part is that Jesus is inviting us into this mission. Jesus says in John 17:18, “As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” Louis Barrett sums up missions well by saying, “A church that is shaped by participating in God’s mission, which is to set things right in a broken, sinful world – to redeem it, sees themselves not so much as sending, but as being sent.” Our hope is to be a people who live on mission.

In Acts 1:8 Jesus tells His disciples: “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” We take this statement of our Lord as both a command and as a promise. We are very serious about taking the Gospel into the Grand Valley and to the very ends of the earth, and we believe the Holy Spirit has given us power to complete that task.

Great COMMISSION Ministries

Since the inception of the Christian and Missionary Alliance church, we have strived to be a movement with the goal of doing our part in reaching all peoples of the world with the gospel message. We do this through the Great Commission Ministries of the CMA.

That movement has over 700 missionaries world-wide today. We fully support our missionaries with both funding and prayer support. Our missionaries play vital roles in over 60 nations around the world. Some are on the “front line” living in villages and communities where they work with indigenous Christian leaders to share the message of Jesus. Others teach in our Bible schools or work in counseling centers. We also have nurses and doctors and other professionals using their skills in sharing the gospel message through word and deed as they serve others in love. The unique aspect to this movement is that these missionaries are supported through one fund, freeing up their time to do ministry instead of fund-raising. The Great Commission Fund gives Alliance people the opportunity to reach a lost world with the hope of Jesus.

Outpour movement

We are continually support Ray and Candace Ward who serve all over northern Thailand and mainly in the Tak province near the Thai and Burma border. Outpour Movement is the name for their ministry because we both believe in ministering through the “overflow” or “outpour” of our personal relationship with God empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Ray and Candace, who are natives of Grand Junction, began envisioning their work in Thailand over a decade ago and have been living in Thailand for the last six years. During that span, they have worked alongside villages, and ministers to plant and build three churches, two children’s homes, initiate several poverty combating agricultural programs, and seen many lives transformed. One of the children’s homes is in a major refugee camp, where people flee oppression, and violence in Burma.

Children with Hope

We also heavily support Children With Hope. This Grand Junction ministry is building children homes in Eldoret Kenya and seeks to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, educational and economic needs of orphan children. We send work teams and financially support this key ministry. Most of their children are infants and are victims of AIDS or war.

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