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!

Tuesdays In the Park

Tuesdays, June 25 - August 13 | 11:00am to 1:30pm

Parents, grandparents, and all ages, come join us this summer at the park on Tuesdays from 11am to 1:30pm. June 25-August 13. Bring your kids/grandkids, or just yourself, and lunch. We will meet at a different park each week building friendships, making art, and playing. Look below for the schedule.

  • June 25 - Gabriel Park ( SW 45th and Vermont St, Portland, 97219)
  • July 2 - Cook Family Park (17005 SW 92nd Av, Tigard, 97224)
  • July 9 - Spring Garden Park--Water play area (3332 SW Spring Garden St, Portland, 97219)
  • July 16 - VBS: No park meeting
  • July 23 - Gabriel Park ( SW 45th and Vermont St, Portland, 97219)
  • July 30 - Spring Garden Park--Water play area (3332 SW Spring Garden St, Portland, 97219)
  • August 6 - Cook Family Park (17005 SW 92nd Av, Tigard, 97224)
  • August 13 - Gabriel Park ( SW 45th and Vermont St, Portland, 97219)

VBS

Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18
9am - 12:30pm
Cost: $25

Kids 4 years old through fifth grade can sign up in the app or here: https://www.shelbygiving.com/App/Form/33d566b0-61f3-4a66-988a-61bf3dbd5584.

Volunteers crafts, games, small groups, decoration and clean-up are needed. Contact Donna Hardman at or 971-231-4998 if you are available and interested in helping out. 

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, Donna Hardman.

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 Donna Hardman 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. Are you a computer nerd? Do you like to sew, make crafts, or beautiful artwork? Would you like to walk alongside and make a difference in a child's life? We’ve got immediate needs for volunteers in our children’s ministry in a variety of different roles. Our kids need special people like you now. Sunday morning children's classroom volunteers serve one Sunday a month. We have needs in our nursery and preschool and elementary ministries. We could also use computer support on Sundays. Additionally, if you have time during the week, we have many projects that come up mid-week that we could use a hand with on an as-needed basis. Please reach out to our children’s ministry director, Donna Hardman, right away at or 971-231-4998 to ask questions or to sign up.