NANCY SCHWANDER, Children’s Ministry Director!

Nancy Schwander is your go-to person for Children’s Ministries! Nancy organizes our volunteers for the Check-in Kiosk, Nursery, and Discovery Club, and she makes sure you have all of the information your family needs in order to get involved and grow in faith.


Not only is Chip Wilson our Youth Director, but he also works with the Discovery Club volunteers to bring each lesson to life through engaging curriculum and activities.


Together, Chip & Nancy will be planning family events and opportunities for kids of all ages to connect with Jesus and our faith community! This dynamic duo is responsible for the Grace Family Team as well as our network of volunteers who serve as leaders and teachers for kids and youth at Grace.

Summer 2023

VBS JUNE 26-30, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

VBS at Community of Grace!

VBS is for families of kids age 4 (potty trained) – (just finishing) 5th grade.

Younger children are welcome to attend with parents.

Older youth are invited to serve as VBS volunteers.

Family Meals Nightly @ 5:30pm. VBS activities 6pm – 7:30pm.

ICE CREAM TRUCK on Monday night after the meal!!

Parents share the meal with their kids, then drop them off in the worship center at 6pm for VBS activities (pick-up @ 7:30pm).

Costs: $25 per child or $60 max for family



Sports Camp

Sports Camp at Community of Grace is open to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Students will learn basic skills, enhance their abilities, and just have plain old fun playing various sports! 

Students can choose to focus on soccer, basketball, dance, or cheer. July 24-28, 9am – 12pm.

The cost for Sports Camp is $75 per child, $150 per family.         Register for Sports Camp here.

Art Camp

Art Camp at Community of Grace is open to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
We will explore various art styles through painting, sketching, and sculpture. July 24-28, 1pm – 4pm.
The cost for Art Camp is $75 per child, $150 per family. Register for Art Camp here.

Those staying for both camps must bring a sack lunch.
Contact Chip for more info:

It's Just a PHASE, So Don't Miss it!

If you haven’t already picked up a copy of the PHASE parenting handout for each of your kids this fall, visit the Grace Families Facebook Group for a downloadable copy! We’ve crammed LOTS of valuable information onto each page, to give you tools for parenting each of your children in their current phase of life. If you’re not already a member of the Grace Families Facebook Group, request to join here:

Parents of Pre-Schoolers:

  • You can check your child into the Nursery at the beginning of worship OR continue to bring them in after the noisy offering (parent’s choice)
  • Staff & volunteers will have a short Bible story and lesson for preschoolers in the Nursery during both services (but they’ll have time to play, too!)

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer in our new combined Nursery/PreK room, contact Nancy:

Now is the Time to Make a Difference at Grace:

Youth and adult volunteers are needed to staff these exciting new programs! Parents are encouraged to volunteer once a month (or more!) in any of these ministry areas.
Click the links below to begin the application process, or contact Chip for details:

Adult Volunteer Application

Driver's Certification

Youth Volunteer Application

Youth Permission / Medical Release Form: (Grade 6-12)

Children’s Ministries Registration Form: (Birth to Grade 5)

Hey Parents,

Because our call is to forge followers of Jesus, we offer inter-generational worship (ages kindergarten on up):

  • Research shows that next to faith formation in the home, the best way to build dynamic
    faith is for generations to worship together.


  • When our kids don’t worship with us, they are highly likely to walk away from Christ
    and his Church once they reach college age (estimates run from 50-90%!).


  • If they are included as important members of the Body of Christ from childhood on,
    they are more likely to follow Jesus as adults.


  • When kids aren’t in worship with us, we miss out on the unique perspective of child-like
    faith that Jesus calls us to.

At Grace, we intentionally offer creative ways to include our kids and youth in the worship experience and help them engage with the worship service. Most weekends, the kids will be handed a worksheet to help them interact with the message, and mom and dad can help!

Again, our mission is to follow Jesus on the bold, reckless adventure of grace starting in the home, in partnership with the church, and out into the world!

Pastor Tim

Parent's & GrandParents:

Wouldn’t it be great if your child came with an owner’s manual?  A how-to book on how to raise him or her? In their podcasts, Michael Gurian and Tim Wright serve as your guides through what they believe is the owner’s manual for your child: Your child’s brain. 

Michael and Tim each have over 30 years of experience using brain science research, best practices, and their own wisdom as dads to help parents.  Join them in a deep (and often quite humorous!) dive into that built-in how-to manual.

Check it out: