The Preschool Ministry offers different age appropriate and development opportunities to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Within the Preschool Ministry, we have specific age group areas.
Ages: Infant – 5yrs
The only sure foundation for our little ones is Jesus Christ. Everything else will crumble. Nursery and toddler ministries are just the beginning of leading a child to Jesus. Much of the work is hidden, and the fruits of this ministry may take years to see; but God is faithful. Prayer, blessing, a godly atmosphere, and simple biblical truths will play an important role in the eventual salvation of a child.
Nursery Ministry – Infant through 24 Months
The purpose of our nurseries at Gospel Light Baptist Church is to provide a safe, clean, loving, and nurturing environment for our babies and children. We want to give children a good church experience by making them comfortable and happy. With this confidence, parents can attend services and fulfill areas of responsibility knowing that their children are well cared for.
Nurseries are staffed by qualified ladies who love the Lord and who have a special love and concern for children. The staff are trained and required to follow established rules that are printed in the nursery guidelines (available in each nursery). These ladies will quickly respond to the needs of children so they feel secure. The staff in the nursery interact with the children and provide activities that are age appropriate.
Younger Toddler Ministry – Ages 2-3 Years
In Younger Toddler Ministry, we use age appropriate levels of curriculum and guide toddlers by presenting great truths about God through simple biblical truth statements and the telling of Bible stories. The aim is to impart to children a vision of God, who He is, who we are in relation to Him, and to establish them with a foundation of doctrine and truth. We want them to be biblically grounded, seeing God as the hero of every story, with a God-centered world view and a faith that will hold them when the days of testing come. We want them to love the Lord their God with all their heart, and to delight in Him forever.
Kindergarten Ministry – Ages 4-5 Years
In Kindergarten Ministry, we use the age appropriate level of the Think.Orange curriculum, known as First Look. The aim of this curriculum is to allow children an opportunity to learn, at their age appropriate level, the truths from God’s word. We want them to be able to talk with their parents about the Bible truth of that week that coincides with what Mom and Dad are teaching at home. This enables them to see God as the hero of every story, with a God-centered worldview and a faith that will hold them when the days of testing come. We want them to love the Lord their God with all their heart, and to delight in Him forever.
In summary, if they learn with us on Sunday mornings through their preschool years and with re-enforcement of the lessons at home, it is our prayer that every preschooler will have a sure foundation as to who God is in all His Glory!