Alive Kids of Grace

Alive Kids of Grace focus not only on teaching your children about Jesus healing the sick, but on following in the footsteps of Jesus so they will also lay hands on the sick and they be healed. Your children will be taught how to listen to and obey the Voice of God, how to effectively pray and worship exactly like the people in the bible and throughout the ages. They will experience God on a personal level and learn by our ministry of "taking them there."

We know you may have questions and we want you to know that we have answers! Here you will find a few FAQ’s:

What will my children learn in Alive Kids of Grace?

We operate under three core values that together create our vision:

  1. TEACHING children the meat and deeper truths of God’s word by going beyond the basic Bible stories and teaching children biblical doctrine.
  2. EQUIPPING them for the work of the ministry making them active, spiritually functioning members in the body of Christ.
  3. Creating an atmosphere and opportunities where children can experience the PRESENCE of God on a regular basis.

Who are our teachers?

Our teachers are part of our DREAM TEAM that is comprised of dedicated and faithful people that love what they do! EVERY volunteer has been properly vetted by our staff and have passed a background check.

What does our services look like?

Your children will participate in the main service during worship. Once worship is complete, your children will be dismissed to the Children’s Wing where they will experience a cutting edge and energetic Praise and Worship followed by a fresh relevant sermon and altar time during their two weeks in Chapel. Then, they will experience two weeks with a dedicated DREAM TEAM member in a Sunday School setting learning the bible precept upon precept.

Why do you need me to register my child?

We need to know your child’s allergies and who can pick up your child so that we can keep your child safe. The information sheets are used to make name badges for your child and security tags for the parents.

Is my child secure?

Absolutely! We take the safety and security of your child very seriously. Once they are in the Children’s Wing they are in a locked down area with a professional security team at every entrance.

What are the ages that can attend?

Alive Kids of Grace have dedicated teachers for your children from infants to 6th grade. If they reside in the Nursery wing, they will have their Chapel experience in their classrooms.

Where do I pick up my child?

Parents will pick their child up in their classroom (or in the Chapel foyer if it is their Chapel week) where the security tags are presented and matched. No child will be released to another child. A parent or guardian must be at pick up.

About the Children’s Pastor

Jessica Berry has been working in ministry for over 15 years. She holds several degrees, ranging from Electronic Engineering to Bachelors in Worship Arts. She has a passion for reaching the children of this generation and believes that there is no Junior Holy Spirit. She has traveled all over the world and ministered to children, teaching them that they can hear God’s voice and they can experience God. Jessica continues to travel extensively to colleges and churches to share her knowledge with the next generation of children’s pastors. She is also the Director of Virginia for Supernatural Kids in Ministry International. Her family are all heavily involved in ministry, including her husband that has over 20 years experience. They frequently travel as a team to minister.

About our Assistant Children’s Ministry Director

Aimee Mestler has been serving God by ministering to children since she became a teacher in 1999. Aimee holds an Elementary and Special Education degree. After several years of teaching, she served as an office manager of a non-profit women’s ministry and is now serving alongside Pastor Jessica at Grace. She is a wife and mother of two girls. Aimee likes to spend her time sharing the love of Jesus with the children God brings into her life. Her home and car are frequently filled with children as they congregate in her home or get rides to different church events. Aimee has been on staff with Grace Church for 2 years and has a desire to see our children grow every day in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

About our Nursery Coordinator

Tracy Zinn is our Nursery Coordinator. Tracy and her husband Miles have attended Grace for over thirteen years. They have five beautiful children together and enjoy hiking together as a family. Tracy and her husband have blessed Grace over the years by serving in several different capacities, the latest of which has been as a Nursery Lead on Sunday mornings. Tracy has a love for the children of Grace and heart for new families as well as faithful attenders.

About our Children’s Ministry Intern

Hannah Noah will also be joining the team as a Children’s Ministry Intern. She is excited to work in yet another facet of ministry to aid her in her goal of obtaining a Worship Ministry degree. She has traveled the world ministering in music and to children. She has prayed with thousands of children and witnessed many miracles. She brings a fresh and new perspective to our Children’s Ministry.