The Greenhouse

Welcome to the Greenhouse!

Our mission in the Greenhouse is to grow our kids in God’s love and grace to lead them toward a fully-devoted, world changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

We value our youngest church members and have created an environment to help them get connected to God and stay connected to Him for a lifetime. We encourage our classroom teachers and helpers to build trusting relationships with the children on a weekly basis and share Bible lessons that demonstrate God’s love and the fulfillment of his promise through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.

We offer full childcare and children’s church at all our Sunday services for infants through 6th grade.

Seedlings – Infant through 23 months
Sprouts – 2 year olds
Buds & Blossoms – 3 through 4 1/2 years old
Saplings – 4 1/2 year olds until Kindergarten
Transplants K1 – Kindergarten & 1st grade
Transplants 234 – 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade
Transplants 56 – 5th and 6th grade (meets only during the 10:30 service)

If you are visiting The Grove for the first time, you will be greeted in our main lobby and directed to one of our Greenhouse coordinators who will walk your through the check in process quickly and help you get your child(ren) settled.

The Greenhouse in February
General Announcements
Stuff the Sack
We will take the opportunity to do some early spring cleaning over the next couple weeks to support the Potter’s House ministries. Grab a garbage bag, a sack or a box and fill it with all those clothing items you no longer want or need. Bring your filled bags, sacks or boxes to The Grove on February 7th or 14th to help restock the Potter’s House Thrift Stores which helps to fund all of their ministries.

Transplants’ Parents
We need your help! We have a few of our regular teachers taking a temporary break from the Greenhouse as well as a growing number of kids attending these classrooms. Please take a moment and click on the following link to sign up to serve at least one Sunday this semester.

** Seedlings through Saplings **
(infants through 5 years old)
Please take time during your family devotions or prayer time to talk about the Bible stories, the main point, and the key verse. Remember…the videos teach with the end in mind – life as a follower of Jesus. Be sure to talk to your kids about how to enter into a relationship with God through accepting Jesus Christ as their savior. You can also check out all the material we use in class on a website for parents.

Memory Verse
“Share with God’s people who are in need.” Romans 12:13 (NiRV)

Bible App 4 Kids
Hey friends! How does God help you be a good friend? God helps me care and share! This month we will look at “Through the Roof” – Jesus heals the crippled man. I’m a good friend when I care about everyone! Check out your child’s take-home Adventure Book each week to see how they learn to answer the question, “Why do you give?”

** Transplants **
(Kindergarten through 6th grade)
What’s the Big Idea for the 2015-16 school year? Blessed 2B a Blessing

Our theme verse for the year is Matthew 5:16 (ERV) “You should be a light to other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in Heaven.”

We define Blessed 2B a Blessing as God did to Abraham in Genesis.
“I will make you into a great nation
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all people on earth
will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV)

God uses the blessings in our lives to express his love for us, to invite us into a personal relationship with him through Jesus Christ and finally, to be a blessing so that people all over the world will discover the One True God.

Blessed to be a Blessing Series
We will continue to walk through the life and ministry of Jesus in the New Testament in February. We will specifically look at some of the miracles that he performed.

Week 1 – Jesus heals the blind man (key passage Luke 18:35-43)
Week 2 – Jesus feeds the 5000 – (key passage John 6:1-14, 25-40)
Week 3 – Jesus walks on water – (key passage Matthew 14:22-33, John 5:19, Psalm 105:4)
Week 4 – Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead – (key passage John 1:1-44)

Take a few minutes each week to talk about how God has blessed your family and how you can be a blessing to people around you. Don’t forget to do the Transplants’ Take-Home with your student each week. It is a preview of the lesson for the next Sunday. We hope it serves as an opportunity for you to have “faith talk” with your student(s).

Remember…we teach with the end in mind hoping to connect each family with their unique place in God’s story and that begins with a decision to accept God’s free gift of eternal life through Jesus. Learning to share the Gospel with your kids can help lead them toward that decision in their own lives as well as help them articulate that good news to others.

Memory Verse: “You should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

I hope this information is helpful and will give you more opportunities to talk to your children about what they learn each week in the Greenhouse.