Children are a blessing from God, and we consider it a privilege to minister to them. Jesus told us that we are to do our part in bringing children to Him (Matthew 19:14). At Great Neck Baptist, we want to provide a loving environment where children are taught the Bible and nurtured in faith. In order to do this we emphasize the following ministries.
Nursery – Preschool
What to Expect: Children, birth through four years of age, are well taken care of in the church nursery. The nursery is open for all services on Sunday morning and Wednesday night. The purpose of the nursery is to provide a clean, safe, happy loving Christ centered environment where children can learn about God. All nursery workers have had background checks.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
GNBC offers the following ministries to help parents raise their children in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
Sunday School – meets at 9:30 every Sunday morning. Parents can drop off their children and attend an adult Bible fellowship. Sunday school is a proven method of teaching children the stories of the Bible and the importance of knowing Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Children’s Worship – Part way through the 10:55 worship gathering, children age four through third grade are led in an age-relevant worship time. Bible stories, singing, praying, and various activities are used to help reach and teach children about God’s love.
Children’s Choir – Children’s choir meets for part of Children’s Worship. Kids are taught to sing songs together. When they have completed a song, they are scheduled to sing to the congregation.
AWANA – “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” meets on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm – 7:30pm during the school year. Children work at their own pace in learning Scripture and developing Christian foundations. Awana is for children ages 3 through 6th grade. Registration for the 2017-2018 club is currently open.
Vacation Bible School – This year, VBS was held June 26-30, from 9am until noon for children ages PreK4 through 5th Grade. Our theme was “Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe.”
UPWARD Basketball and Cheerleading – for children K-5 through 8th Grade. Kids are taught the fundamentals of basketball and sportsmanship in a faith friendly environment. Registration for the 2018 season has begun: http://registration.upward.org/UPW64771. Register BEFORE NOVEMBER 1 to receive a reduced fee.