Kids and Families

Helping Families Follow Jesus Together!

We are excited to walk alongside families as we follow Jesus together by helping kids and their families connect to God, find their place in His Big Story, and respond to Him through the power of the Holy Spirit!

Video Lessons and Activities

We host both in-person kids programs at 10:30 AM Sunday morning as well as online video lessons and other resources to help you follow Jesus at church and at home!  To access video lessons and activities for the family, please click on the link below or find them on the church app! 

GP Kids Bible Lessons and Resources 

Upcoming Events!

We are excited to gather together for some fun fellowship throughout the year!

Fall brings several events tailor-made for inviting friends and neighbors. You won't want to miss any of them!

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 7, 1-3pm
16511 NW Gillihan Rd, Portland, OR 97231
Sauvie Island
Join us around the bonfire for games, snacks, and a craft! Entrance to the farm is free. You can purchase discounted corn maze tickets for $6 each by purchasing them through us by Tuesday, October 3. 

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Halloween Events:
Trunk or Treat & Pumpkin Slam

Sunday, October 29
6:00-8:00pm
Families, you are warmly invited outdoors to our first annual Trunk or Treat event. This free evening of sugar and fun will feature decorated trunks, games, food, candy, and costumes. All ages welcome. Unless the weather is absolutely atrocious, you'll find the party happening in the upper parking lot of the church. 

The youth will also be hosting Pumpkin Slam that same evening on the church property. Middle and high school students will not want to miss this chance to sling, catapult, smash, and otherwise destroy squash. Same time. Slightly different place on campus. (You know...so the hurling pumpkins don't bust up the Trunk or Treat party.)

If you'd like to volunteer to decorate a trunk use the sign-up button below. And thanks! It's gonna be a blast.

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Kids' Christmas Movie

Saturday, December 2
5:00-7:00pm
Check back for more details.

Sunday @ 10:30am: Welcome to The Big God Story!

Nursery: Newborn to 3-years-old

Our nursery is a safe and caring environment for your little ones to come to as they begin to learn about God.  We have loving, smiley-faced caregivers with cuddly arms who would love to spend time with your baby/toddler as they read Bible stories, sing songs, pray, and of course play!  A nursing mother’s room is located in the nursery and is always open for your convenience.

Preschool: 3-years-old to Kindergarten

Kids begin to dive deeper as they learn about God and explore how they can respond to Him in a variety of transformation environments. Each week they’ll uncover a mystery in the Wardrobe of Wonder, learn more about Jesus through storytelling, and engage deeper with the story through crafts, activities, and worship. They’ll leave with a blessing to carry with them through the week.

Elementary: 1st to 5th Grade

Kids move through a creative environment designed to spark curiosity, cultivate a sense of awe and wonder about God, and help them seek and respond to God’s work in their lives. They are encouraged to discover their place in The Big God Story through storytelling, worship, spiritual conversations, contemplative stations, and meaningful projects in both large and small groups. Teachers say a blessing over each child before they leave.

Family Resources 

Baptisms 

So you’ve made the decision to follow Jesus, what’s next? GPBC is excited to offer baptisms for anyone who would like to publicly declare their faith! This is a time of celebration for our entire faith community and would love to share it with you. If you would like more information on baptism, email one of our pastors or our Children's Ministry director, Lara Lunsford.

Child Dedication

Child dedication is a public sign that parents are seeking to bring their children up in the ways of Jesus, set them apart, and present them to God. By dedicating a child, a parent promises to follow God and accept His help in nurturing a vibrant faith in the life of the child. If you would like to take this important step, please contact Lara Lunsford to begin the process.

If you'd like more information about child dedication and the Biblical basis for it, check out this article

Parenting Books

Do you want more information on how to parent your child in a God centered home?  Here are some books that align with our curriculum.

Volunteer

God is doing amazing things in the children’s programs at GPBC!  We would love for you to join our team. Please contact the Children’s Ministry Director, Lara Lunsford, at  to schedule a time to come and observe God with our young faith community and how you can be a part of it!