GROW Children’s Ministry

About GROW

GROW is what we call the children’s ministry of Stones River Church of Christ. Our mission is to GROW our Children, GROW our Families and GROW our Church family closer in relationship with God.

Our purpose is to come along side of what is already being done in our families. We learn more about the Bible and what God has in store for each one of us! This is done through weekly Bible classes that meet during the sermon part of our services. We also have different special times to encourage the families and children to become closer to each other, as a community of God.

Our classes are designed so that every class is learning the same Bible lesson each week.  We will also go through the entire Bible every 3 years.  Check out our Facebook group for ways to engage the lessons each week with your children.

Classes

Class Name Ages Teacher
Nursery For mothers and infants
Seeds 9 months through 2 years. Salena Wenneborg
Leaves 2-3 years Danielle Sanders, Meg Rehnborg, and Emily Gill
Flowers 3 – 4 years (Pre-school) Jen McCrery and Teresa Hailey Morris
Apples 5 – 6 years (Kindergarten and 1st grade) Jared Wilson
Grapes 7-9 years (2nd – 3rd grade) Ariel Jones
Branches 10-14 years (4th – 8th grade) Brian McCrery and Chris Braach
Class Descriptions
  • Nursery
    • Children will learn one basic lesson: God loves them. We use songs and small manipulatives to learn each week. Parents are welcome to join in to watch.
  • Seeds
    • Children will learn one basic lesson: God loves them. We use songs and small manipulatives to learn each week. Parents are welcome to join in to watch.
  • Leaves
    • Children learn one new lesson a month, based on the lessons that the older children are learning. Music, Snacks, Play and Sensory objects are used to learn each week.

How to get involved

Any Questions? Talk to Bonnie or our Children’s Shepherd, Chris Braach.
Bonnie Burns 615-944-9167 (text, phone)  Email: BonnieABurns@hotmail.com


Teachers’ Section

View GROW curriculum Calendar

GROW Blog

View our encouraging messages for adults based on the lessons that the kids were learning: https://stonesrivergrow.wordpress.com/.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does the GROW class last?

Grow classes last from the dismissal after contribution to the end of the sermon. Usually this kept to 40 minutes. Please pick your child up promptly at the end of service, and sign your child in and out of class every Sunday.

What activities happen with GROW at Stones River Church?

Grow Classes every Sunday, Monthly Family Fun get-togethers, movie nights, Christmas Grow, Easter Grow,  Summer Fun Fridays.

Snacks: What if my child has a food allergy?

We serve small snacks during our Grow classes that tie into the lesson in some way. We try to not serve snacks with peanuts or tree nuts. Please let your child’s teacher or Bonnie know of any allergy or health concern.

Where do the lessons come from?

We use Group’s FaithWeaver NOW Curriculum.  FaithWeaver NOW is a quarterly, age-graded curriculum for 3 year olds — high school. The three-year scope & sequence covers the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. Each quarter goes through 13 sequential Bible events so families get a snapshot of the Bible timeline.

How can I get involved?

We would love to have new teachers and helpers! Talk to Bonnie or our Children’s Shepherd, Chris Braach.

When do the classes rotate?

Children will be moved up to the next age group class at the end of Summer Quarter. (September)

What is the age limit?

Children are encouraged to come to Grow classes through the 8th grade. All ages are welcome to Grow Events. When they are in 7th grade they are welcomed to join in the Youth Group Events. See Steve Mullins or Steven Burford for details.