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 passionate in their commitment to seeing children and young people grow in the Lord. We love them and offer parents a safe environment for the emotional, physical and spiritual development of these young lives. As Matthew 19:14 says: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” At GCA, we provide Christian education resources for children of all ages. And above all, we help them TO LOVE Jesus, WORSHIP Him and RECOGNIZE God as their loving Heavenly Father.


  • To partner with families, helping children come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and learn about sharing His love with others.
  • To reflect the love of Jesus to every child at GCA while creating a welcoming and inviting place where children encounter people who genuinely care about them.
  • To value the differences in others. As an international church, children learn to value diversity and learn about 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’s loving and trustworthy caregivers and volunteers provide a clean, secure and caring environment for our youngest children. Infants and toddlers experience God’s love while parents attend our Sunday worship service.

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

We present a biblical, age-appropriate Christian education tailored to 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 Sunday worship service, children are dismissed to Children’s Church where they sing upbeat praise and worship songs and enjoy a fun and engaging Bible lesson.

Ages: 6 to 12
Time: 6:00-7:45 p.m. 

Our Community Connections program offers special activities for kids Tuesday evenings in the Spring and Fall. GCA Kids Club offers children the opportunity to learn about the Word of God, participate in fun games, arts & crafts and other activities.


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, please contact us at (215) 242-5550.


The Children’s Baptismal Class helps children understand what it means to be a young committed Christian while preparing them for baptism.

Performances: One Sunday per month
Practice: 4th Friday of every month
Time: 6:00 p.m.

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


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

Melissa Glen
Children’s Ministry Director
Phone: (215) 242-5550
Fax: (215) 247-5389
Email: mglen@gcafamilychurch.org