Senitta loves teaching children. I mean loves it like her whole face lights up when she talks about it loves it. She has a deep Faith and loves Jesus, and she shares that love of Jesus with the children at Grace. Her primary role is teaching and building relationships between the kids.
Yes, her son Levi is indeed the best-dressed child in Sunday school, and possibly the cutest, too (don't tell the other moms I said that). Senitta comes from a Pentecostal Church background, and she brings that flavor of faith into the lessons she prepares each week.
Senitta is also working with David Browning, our Discipleship Minister, to expand our Children's Ministry efforts. Look for exciting new developments this Fall.
We have three goals for our Children's Ministry program.
We want every child who comes to Grace to know these three things:
Jesus loves them
stories in the Bible
Grace is their church, too
Our Children's Ministry currently consists of three age groups:
Little Kids (4-5)
Big Kids (6-11)
As the number of children in our program increases, we plan to further divide the age groups.
Sunday School takes place DURING worship. All children are invited to participate. But it is perfectly acceptable for them to stay with their parents in worship, as well (though it's not as fun). We have coloring bags available for the kids who stay in worship.
All of the older children (Littles & Bigs) are brought into worship before communion.
Upon request, Nursery children may remain in the Nursery throughout the entire service.
We love babies at Grace Church. And we have a ton of them. Some days it seems like there are babies everywhere you look. And that's awesome! We have a separate nursery just for the little ones.
We maintain a 3-1 ratio of caregivers to children, and we never have less than 2 caregivers in a room at a time. All of our caregivers are Safeguarding God's Children certified by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.
You can check out our Nursery Policy here.
Little kids deserve the chance to encounter God on their level. This is why we provide age-appropriate teaching, games, and snacks in Little Kids Sunday School.
We provide a safe, fun, learning environment for children in a way that fits with who they are this stage in their lives.
We maintain a 4-1 teacher to child ratio. And all of our Sunday school teachers are Safeguarding God's Children certified by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.
Big Kids Sunday School is a lot like Little Kids Sunday School, only bigger. Bigger games, deeper teaching, more reading, more fun. If you can't have fun in Sunday school, then you're doing it wrong.
We maintain a 4-1 teacher to child ration in Big Kids Sunday School. All of our teachers are Safeguarding God's Children certified by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.