GCA Children's Ministry-title

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 

The GCA Children’s Ministry is committed to encourage our young people in the Lord. We love children and want parents to know that we have a safe environment for the emotional, physical and spiritual development of their children. As the Bible verse says: “… do not hinder them…” We offer age-appropriate resources for their learning but above all, we want to help them TO LOVE Jesus, TO WORSHIP Him and TO RECOGNIZE God as their loving Heavenly Father.


  • To partner with families in helping children come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and to learn to share His love with others.
  • To reflect the love of Jesus to every child at GCA and to reach the goal of having our church become a place where children love to come knowing they will meet people who truly care about them.
  • To value the differences in others. As an international church, children will learn to value diversity and enjoy getting to know different cultures in the body of Christ.

(Our Vision: Encouraging kids to grow in Christ.)

Ages: Newborn to age 3

Time: During Worship Service

The GCA Nursery Ministry is designed and equipped to have babies experience God’s love while their parents attend our Sunday worship service. We provide a clean, secure and caring environment that would give parents confidence that their precious babies are being cared for by loving and trustworthy caregivers and volunteers.

Classes for All Ages
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

We present a biblical, age-appropriate teaching tailored for the spiritual growth of the whole family.  Our children’s program has Bible lessons specifically designed to give children a memorable experience as they learn about God.

For Children in K-5th Grade
Time: During Worship Service

During the morning worship service, the children are dismissed to Children’s Church where they will have an extended time of upbeat praise and worship songs as well as a fun and engaging Bible lesson.

Ages: 6 to 12
Time: 6:30-7:45 p.m. 

Our Community Connections program offers special activities for kids Tuesday evenings during the Spring and Fall seasons. In the GCA Kids’ Club, children participate in fun games, Arts & Crafts activities and learn practical skills in our Wood Workshop and Cooking Class.


Children’s Dedication is a ceremony in which the parents pledge to raise the child in a godly manner and the congregation offers a prayer of blessing upon the child and parents. To have your child dedicated, contact us at (215) 242-5550 for more information.


This class will help children understand what it means to be a young committed Christian and prepare them for baptism.

Sing: One Sunday a Month
Practice: 4th Friday of the Month
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Choir practice is the 4th Friday of each month. Children will learn worship songs that they will sing during the worship service approximately once a month.


Summer programs include the following:
  ✴ 5-Day Bible Club
  ✴Vacation Bible School
  ✴ Camp

Cressia Souza
Children’s Ministry Director
Phone: (215) 242-5550
Fax: (215) 247-5389
Email: csouza@gcafamilychurch.org