Children & Families

Children & Families

GVLC’s Children & Families Ministry is committed to leading families into a growing relationship with Jesus.

Sunday School

Sunday School for children age three to grade five meets on Sunday mornings 9:15-10:00 a.m. from September through May . Our theme for 2023-24 is “Exploring God’s Truths through Science”. A typical day includes large group interactive praise and worship, creatively-taught Bible lessons, engaging activities, and prayer.


Each of our programs is designed with each age group in mind and a commitment to friendship and fun – all in a safe environment with caring, trained staff and volunteers. Kids will learn through drama, music, arts and crafts, reading books and the Bible, games, and discussion.


GVLC is a church that welcomes all families and children to join our worship time. Children are invited and encouraged to attend worship; however, a staffed nursery is available (for infant through pre-school) for those times when children need more activity. The nursery is open during all worship services, Sunday morning education hour, and during adult or parenting classes with caring staff that have completed a background check and interview process and are first-aid, AED, and CPR trained.

Family Easter Celebration

This fun, annual event takes place the Saturday before Easter and includes an Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, crafts, pictures with the Easter bunny, and more. This is a free event open to all families with children age three to grade five.

Vacation Bible School

Watch for information next summer!

Parent Education

Parents are the first and most important teachers of the faith in their children’s lives. GVLC partners with parents and equips and supports them during all ages and stages of family life.

For more information on any of GVLC’s Children & Family activities, please contact our Assistant Director of Family Ministries, Nicole Lay at 763.544.2810 X12, or at

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

Matthew 18:1-5