As a “Gospel-Formed Family for the City”, Grace + Peace Austin’s children’s ministry exists to come alongside parents to reach our children for the Kingdom. We are here to help them grow in their understanding of the gospel, their confidence in their heavenly Father, their desire to live as becomes His children, and to help them discover their unique roles and responsibilities in our church family.
We love having the children in the worship service, and they are always welcome to stay with you. Info about our childcare options and children's programs are listed below.
Nursery for children ages birth through 3 years old is available during the entire worship service (10:30am-12:00pm). Infants have a separate play space near the nursery check-in station, and walkers and toddlers are just down the hall with access to outside play.
Many parents choose to pick up their child just prior to communion for the last part of the worship service. This is a great way to introduce them to worshipping corporately. You may also opt to have your child remain in nursery for the duration of the service, as childcare is provided the entire time.
We have chairs set up on the east side of the cafeteria, just through the side exit doors. Audio is set up so that you may continue to listen and participate in worship.
Children ages 4 and up are welcome to attend worship with their parents, and PreK through 2nd Graders can attend our “Grapes + Peas” class. Children in Grapes + Peas participate in the first part of worship, are dismissed during the sermon for a lesson, and return before communion.
Children 3rd grade and up will remain with their families for the duration of the worship service.
Raisins Reading Club
Raisins Reading Club is our 3rd-5th grade reading and fellowship group led by Hannah Phillips. Our first gathering this fall will take place every first Saturday of the month from 4:00pm - 5:30pm. This fall we are reading The Horse and His Boy. We look forward to our incoming 3rd graders joining the group! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Children turning 4 years old during the school year will move up to our Grapes+Peas class during the summer prior to entering PreK. Children entering 3rd grade will exit our class on the same Sunday.
If you have any questions regarding our Children's Ministry, please reach out to our Director of Children's Ministry, Meghann Presley.