your first visit:

Welcome to Grow Children’s Ministry at Gateway Church! 


We understand that leaving your child with strangers can be scary, and we want you to know that the safety and well-being of your child is our top priority. 


On your first visit, see our children’s welcome desk where we will gather basic information, including contact information, as well as any allergies your child may have.  You and your child will receive name tags with a matching code used to ensure only you can pick-up your child.  Your child’s name tag will also include a list of allergies, should the class serve snack. 


After your first visit, you can use our iPads to check in your child, and your labels will automatically print.  Should your child need you during the service, we have a paging system connected directly to your phone.

Teacher Qualifications and Curriculum

Our Sunday School teachers are background checked and trained in the developmental stages of children and the curriculum we use.  CPR/First Aid trained teachers are also available during our Sunday morning programs.


We utilize Lifeway’s Bible Stories for Life curriculum, where each age level is taught the same Bible story applying the same life points, but it is taught in a developmentally appropriate way.  We like to call it “old school Sunday School,” where children are developing relationships with their Sunday School teachers, who genuinely care and want to help each child develop a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. 


See http://www.lifeway.com/Bible-Studies-for-Life/LifeWay-Christian-Resources/c/N-1z13wo4Z1z141jl  for more information.

well child policy

It is our desire to create a healthy, safe environment for all children. Although we take every precaution to reduce the spread of germs and illnesses, we need YOUR help maintaining that healthy environment.


For the protection of the children in our ministry, we require that you keep your child in your care if your child has any signs of illness (non-medicated) in the last 24 hours. These symptoms can include but are not limited to a fever, persistent cough, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.


Unfortunately, medical conditions do not always lend themselves to observational diagnosis. We must rely upon the parent’s honesty as to the condition of their child, since the teacher who receives a child has only a short time to observe his condition. If after receiving a child in a classroom, the teacher discovers an obvious sign of illness, the parent will be called to retrieve the child.