Children’s Ministry

This fall our children’s ministry is taking place but in a different manner.  If you have particular questions about the ministry please contact the church office at or 515-232-8803.



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

The information below is from last year (2019-2020). We have left it on the site in order for you to see what has happened in the children’s ministry in a normal year.

The general schedule for the Children’s Ministry can be found here CHILDREN’S MINISTRY SCHEDULE 2019-2020


Foundations for Children meets every Sunday, 9–10 AM

Foundations for Children

This year’s curriculum for elementary children is entitled Treasuring Christ.

Treasuring Christ is a comprehensive curriculum that strengthens children and families by teaching them the gospel from Genesis to Revelation. The vision of the curriculum is  to spread the fame of God by equipping godly generations to treasure Christ through a Gospel-centered curriculum for the church, the home, and the nations. Kindergarten through 5th grade will meet during the Foundations Hour for the school calendar year.

We are privileged to join with you in training your children to grow in their relationship with the Lord.  Since preschool and elementary children will all be studying the same lesson each week, we hope this will promote great conversations and teaching opportunities within each family.   It’s our prayer that God will be honored and glorified throughout this year.

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


Join us for our 2019-2020 grow252 meetings. Register your children ($15 includes a materials fee) at the first regular session on September 11th if you were not able to register at our kickoff event.  Contact our office for more information.

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!

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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.

BKC Teachers Training — Audio from our training sessions is available 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!

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