Welcome to Gate City Church Children’s Ministry. Thank you for taking a moment to find out about our Gate City Church family.

Gate City Church Kids

At Gate City Church kids, we provide four unique age appropriate environments for your kids: nursery, preschool, elementary and junior high.

Our goal is to help your child cultivate a personal knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ while at the same time equipping them to share and defend the gospel.

We cover the Bible in 4 years and help your kids see how the scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, are all about Jesus Christ. Children will be equipped with facts from culture, science and history to answer specific questions of this age. Our memory verse songs, lesson related games, activities and impactful small groups would help reinforce scriptural truths and help your children love God’s Church.

Safe and Fun

Every leader and volunteer in our church has had a thorough background check. We also provide a secure check-in/check out process. You can relax knowing your child is in good hands and having the best hour of his or her week.

First Time Visitors

Please plan to arrive 15 – 20 minutes before the service starts. When you arrive look for the registration booth. We will greet your family there and register your children for the appropriate class. You can also pre-register here.

After you are registered, you and your child will be given matching security tags that are unique to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the nametag portion of your matching security tag, which bears a number that is matched to your portion during checkout at the end of service. During check out, you will return to your child’s ministry area and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.

If your child needs you during service, we’ll contact you by displaying your family’s unique number in our adult worship environments.

Service Times

Children’s ministry meets on Sunday morning soon after the 8:30 am and 10:30 am worship

Our Sunday School Curricula


Answers Bible Curriculum is a 200- lesson curriculum that covers the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, in chronological fashion. The first 120 lessons survey the Old Testament, and the final 80 lessons, survey the New Testament. Where appropriate, the lesson includes apologetics material confirming the accuracy of the biblical record, as well as historical background and life application.

The weekly Justin & Jessie stories show kids how the Bible applies to real life. Children will be handed out ‘Take Home Sheets’ that reinforce the lesson content and encourage easy family discussion at home.

yearly scope and sequence

Weekly Resources

Weekly Topic:

Lesson Focus:

Key Passages:


Memory Verse:

Kids Environments & Photographs

A. Kids Environments

10 months – 2 years old (Nursery):
Teacher: Mrs. Akhrieno Kumar
Location: Nursery Wing (By Registration Booth)

2-4 years old
Teacher: Mrs. Terri Connolly
Classroom location: Nursery Wing (By Registration Booth)

K – 1st grades
Teacher: Mrs. Casey Groder
Classroom location: Nursery Wing (By Registration Booth)

2- 3 Grades
Teacher: Mrs. Charlene Hoell
Classroom location: Above Bonhoeffer’s Cafe

4-5 Grades
Teacher: Mrs. Jamie Tannariello
Classroom location: Above Bonhoeffer’s Cafe

6-8 Grades
Teacher: Mr. Bill Connolly
Classroom location: Above Bonhoeffer’s Cafe

B. Photographs of ministry environments (Requesting parental permission)

Resources, Registration, & Volunteering


To empower you to share with your kids, neighbors, family, church, and Sunday school class check out the resource ‘How Can I Become A Child Of God?’ at https://answersingenesis.org/store/product/how-can-i-become-child-god-esv/?sku=00-1-107

For a practical discussion on growing up as a child of God, check out the booklet “Growing up in God’s family” at https://answersingenesis.org/store/product/growing-gods-family-esv/?sku=00-1-124

First Time Visitor Form
Volunteer Form


If you have questions or concerns, or would like to volunteer in our children’s ministry please get in touch with Paul Kumar at paul_kumar@icloud.com or call 608-883-8273 at ext. 108.