At Grandview, we want to see the whole church involved in the lives of our children--to support their spiritual growth, engage them in age-appropriate service opportunities, and connect them with each other and with adults in the church.
We do this through a mix of age-specific and intergenerational programs. Those programs include Sunday school, kids worship, small groups, and a highly interactive midweek event called Two4Two. We also build service nights, fun activities, and opportunities for discussion into our calendar so that kids can grow in a variety of ways.
Studies show that children with five meaningful adult relationships (besides their parents) make healthier grown ups later on. We believe that adults with five meaningful relationships with youth (besides their children) stay younger longer (we don't have any studies for that one, just our experience!)
Eight Wednesday nights each fall and spring, the Buffalo campus buzzes with a full evening of activities.
The evening begins with lively worship, family style dinner, and a teaching time--all of which has a focus on building inter-generational relationships. Then we move to enrichment classes that are open to both children and adults. Topics range from art and dance to car mechanics 101 and outdoor games.
Designed with your kiddos in mind, each child is taught in a secure and age-appropriate environment. Our desire is to create a warm and safe place for your children to form friendships, ask questions, and know that they are unique and valued.
Buffalo Sunday Mornings
On Sunday mornings in Kids' Camp, kids are divided into age-appropriate classes where kids can move and groove while worshiping God. They explore stories from the Bible and questions about faith alongside trusted adults and kids their own age in a safe and fun environment.
Cityview Sunday Mornings
On Sunday mornings, we transform Olson's Martial Arts into a safe and friendly environment for children. This storefront is just a short walk away from our worship space in The Gallery above Southern Craft. Kids learn foundational stories of their faith while playing fun games and interacting with trusted adults.
Sunday mornings Crew456 (Grades 4, 5, 6) are invited to attend adult worship and a Sunday School class designed specially for them. Cityview kids meet at Olson's Martial Arts and Buffalo kids meet in the lower level of the Buffalo Campus.
Sunday nights kids grades 4, 5 and 6 meet in inter-campus Crew456 Canopies (small groups) to serve our community, and have fun! Small groups meet most Sunday evenings, 5-6:30pm at the Buffalo campus.
On Sunday mornings, our 7th-12th graders are encouraged to attend adult worship at either campus. At 11am, we host an inter-campus Sunday school time to reflect on what we've learned during worship. This is a chance for youth to cultivate relationships with their peers and trusted adults while exploring questions about faith. Students from both campuses attend this Sunday school class, hosted in the Student Lounge at the Buffalo Campus.
Canopies for youth are inter-campus small groups divided by age and gender and led by an intergenerational team of adults in our church. Canopies are weekly throughout the school year on Sunday nights from 5-6:30pm.
Youth Wednesday Nights are an inter-campus gathering of a combination of discussion groups, service projects, games, dinner, activities and worship. Wednesday Nights are weekly throughout the school year from 5:30-7:30pm.