GYD stands for Growing Young Disciples, and is our Sunday morning Children’s education during the 10:00 Worship service. Children ages 3 through the 6th grade are in Worship until the Pastor’s time with the children, and then depart in their age groups for their Center for that Sunday. GYD is a Workshop Rotation model utilizing the curriculum ‘Power Express’. The Center for the week could be Art, Drama, Cooking, Games, Science or Computer, and it focuses on one Bible Story for the 3-week period, learning the story in 3 different learning styles, much like VBS. The 4th week, the elementary age children participating in the Salt & Light choir stay and participate in Worship.
The Preschool/Kindergarten GYD class utilizes the Presbyterian curriculum Growing in Grace and Gratitude, and they have their own classroom with an adult Leader and youth volunteer , learning together that God’s love and grace are transformational.