GREAT LAKES KIDS ministry

Great Lakes Kids Ministry

Equipping + Partnering with Parents to Disciple Kids

Great Lakes Kids is a safe, fun place for kids to learn about loving God and loving others! We believe parents and guardians are the primary spiritual leaders for our children and Great Lakes Kids Ministry is called to support and equip the home to take on that anointed role.

Great Lakes Kids is available for children 6 weeks old through 5th grade during the Sunday service. Our Elementary class worships with their families during the first part of service before going to class. We believe in the transforming impact of worshiping together as family as our children experience the power of corporate worship!

A secure check-in system ensures a safe environment for families. A 5-digit security code on your parent tag matches your child’s name tag. This 5-digit code will flash on the screen during service if your child needs attention in their classroom.

OUR CLASSES
Our classes are taught by experienced and trained Educators + Support volunteers who are passionate about discipling the next generation. All volunteers over18 years of age receive a background check prior to teaching in our Kids Ministry.
•  NURSERY:         6 weeks thru 3 years of age  
  •  PRE-K:               3 years of age thru Preschool    
 •   ELEMENTARY:  Kindergarten thru 5th grade

OUR CURRICULUM
Great Lakes Kids partners with Orange for the curriculum for our Pre-K and Elementary classes. What is Orange? Orange combines the influence of both Family and Church to fuel faith in the next generation.  Check out more here! We are striving to partner with parents and Studio252.tv is one way parents can stay in touch with what we are doing in Great Lakes Kids. There are parent blogs, videos for the kids and more!  Check it out here!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at staff@greatlakeschurch.net.

Parent Resources

Below are a handful of the resources, calendars and handouts we use for our Great Lakes Kids ministry.

Advent: Prepare the Way

Download this Advent devotional that takes your family through the 4 weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas.

The Journey Through Holy Week

Download this Holy Week guide that walks your family through the important events of Jesus' final week to His Resurrection.

Ministry Facebook Page

Our Great Lakes Kids Facebook page is an easy, quick way to stay connected to our ministry and receive updates on events!
JOIN US HERE >>

HomeFront Family Night 

We are encouraging families to dedicate one evening each week as family night! Enjoy a meal, play games, have discussions and spend quality time together. Check out this HomeFront resource ideas! Winter Issue >>

Meet the Great Lakes Kids Staff

Katherine Smith

 Director

Ronda Bullins

Nursery Teacher

Jodi Phelan

Elementary Teacher

Jen Vrooman

Elementary Teacher

Tiffany Hodkey

PreK Director

Dori Baki

PreK Teacher

Julie Estanek

Nursery Director

Jaymee Skelly

PreK Teacher