Apple Valley, Minnesota

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Sundays · 9:30 AM

Welcome to Grace Bible School

Grace Bible School (GBS) is open to children 3 years of age through 5th grade. In partnership with parents and families, GBS is an opportunity for kids to learn about the God that loves them, the faith communities that care for them, and their place in the world. We generally connect Grace Bible School curriculum and conversations to the themes we’re discussing in sermons and other Christian education experiences.

Two Opportunties for GBS

Sundays 10:30-11:30 am
Wednesdays 6:45-730 pm

We gather in Friendship Hall for large-group story and music, then children will break out into their small groups, organized by grade, to explore the story further with games, crafts, and puzzle solving. Each week, children will bring home a Family Page that is full of resources to help you continue the discussion at home, which is an important part of your child’s faith journey!

As children turn 3 throughout our program year, they are invited to register and join a class. However, because we follow the public school guideline of being 5 on or before September 1 to enter Kindergarten, 3 year olds who join GBS later in the year because of a birthday later than September 1, 2017, will repeat the 3-year-old grade level the following year in order to be in GBS Kindergarten when they enter the public school system.

Schedule

Sept. 12 – Open House
Sept. 19
Sept. 26
Oct. 3
Oct. 10
Oct. 17 
Oct. 24 – No GBS MEA
Oct. 31 
Nov. 7
Nov. 14
Nov. 21
Nov. 28 – No GBS Thanksgiving 
Dec. 5 
Dec. 12
Dec. 19
Dec. 26 – No GBS Holiday Break
Jan. 2 – No GBS Holiday Break

Register for Grace Bible School

Register all 3-year olds-5th graders online for the current Grace Bible School program year. You may also pick up forms from the office, or print forms below. Information is sent through e-mail so please make sure when you register that Grace has your family’s best e-mail address! Please notify the church office if you need to update your contact information during the year.

Help Make Grace Bible School Happen

The reason our children’s education experiences thrive is because of dedicated volunteers like you. Parents of GBS students can get involved in a number of ways. Some of our best volunteers are retired, caring adults with the time and experience to teach and mentor our children and youth and high school students who have a great time both teaching and learning alongside younger kids. We need your help, and there are 10+ ways to get involved.

Children, Youth, & Family Ministry Facebook Group

For updates on children, youth, and family ministry events, ideas, tips, and great conversation with other parents – join the Facebook group.

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Bibles for Students

We’ve got Bibles for kids! We have specific Bibles for age groups from age 2 – High School.

Bibles will be presented to children and youth during worship services each September. Parents are handed the Bible by Grace Leaders, then are handed the Bibles to their children, reminding us of our promise together to place the Scriptures in their hands.

Bible App for Grace Bible School Children

YouVersion has created a great app-based Bible adventure featuring stories and activities in a way kids love!

Church Use of Photographs

On occasion, Grace Lutheran Church may use group photographs of children/youth in the monthly newsletter, on the church website, social media or as part of a display in the atrium. Children/youth are not identified by name. If you have concerns about photographs possibly being used in this way, please contact our team at cyf@graceofav.org