children at gabc
Glen Allen Baptist Church makes children a priority. On Sunday morning, we have graduated levels of Sunday School, followed by an age-appropriate worship experience. On Wednesday evenings, the children have a couple of music programs, followed by missions programs. In addition to these regularly scheduled meetings, we offer seasonal activities such as Vacation Bible School.
Each Sunday during the worship service, we dedicate a special time for the children in attendance. This is called Children’s Church, and it is for children from preschool to second grade. The children join the pastor in the front of the sanctuary for a developmentally appropriate message designed to help them understand God’s presence in our lives, Jesus’s love for us, and the word of the Bible. After this short session, the children are led off by adult and youth volunteers to learn about the word of God in the Sunday School classrooms. Parents and guardians can pick up their children from this area after the worship service.
Wednesday Evening Programming
During the school year, families join together for a meal on Wednesday evenings, after which the children can attend our music and missions classes. At GABC, we have a chimes choir, intended for children in grades 1-5, where we focus on learning the basics of reading music. The preschool children then join for children’s choir, which leads in worship in Sunday services a few times a year, as well as in the seasonal cantatas. The children conclude their evening with a missions program, where they learn all about serving others.
Preschool at glen Allen Baptist
GABC has a weekday half-day preschool. It operates during the school year, generally following the Henrico public school calendar. For more information, see the Pre-K website here.