Children’s Ministry

Just like the foundation of your home, the spiritual foundation that is laid in the hearts of children is critical to everything that follows. The spiritual foundations we lay help to shape who they will be for the rest of their lives. The Children’s Ministry at Grand desires to raise up future generations that will speak of God’s awesome deeds and declare His greatness. We partner with parents in teaching Christ-focused and gospel-centered curriculum that emphasizes the story of redemption through Jesus as seen in both the Old and New Testaments.

One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

— Psalm 145:4–7

Foundations for Children meets every Sunday, 9–10 AM

Foundations for Children

Join us Sunday, August 27 for our Foundations Open House to launch our 2017-18 ministry year. Check back soon for our 2017-18 curriculum and schedule.

We are privileged to join with you in training your children to grow in their relationship with the Lord.

Go here to subscribe to our Foundations for Children email list for weekly lessons summaries, updates, and information.

grow252 meets Wednesdays 6:30–8:00 PM during the school year


grow252Join us for our 2017-18 grow252 Kickoff on Wednesday, September 6th. Plan to register your children ($15 includes a t-shirt, workbook, and awards). The entire family is welcome to enjoy a bounce house and walking tacos as we kick-off the next ministry season. (The bounce house is open to Preschoolers from 5:30-6:15 and elementary-aged children from 6:15-7:00 pm.) Contact our office for more information.

Check back soon for updates on our 2017-18 grow252 curriculum and schedule.

It’s our prayer that grow252 will help your children grow as Jesus grew, as stated in our theme verse from Luke 2:52: “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”

We look forward to a year of grow252 with you and your child!

*Go here to subscribe to our grow252 mailing list.

Useful Links

Unique Summertime Offerings

Backyard Kids Club

Backyard Kids Clubs are free, week-long summer clubs hosted by people from Grand Avenue Baptist Church in neighborhoods all around Ames. For 90 minutes a day, we learn truths from the Bible, play games, sing songs, do crafts, and eat snacks! It’s a fun, Christ-centered time for kids! Learn more about Backyard Kids clubs here.

Lunch With A Bunch

All are welcome, from young to old, to pack a sack lunch, grab a friend, and join us at an Ames park for Lunch With a Bunch — including two fun Super-Sized day trips around Iowa!

Visit our Lunch With a Bunch page for schedule and information.