Grace Folks, Want to Make an Eternal Difference? Here’s How . . .

Hello Grace Family,

Adam Bayne here, your Kids Pastor at Grace Community Church. Normally I’m the dude you sometimes hear about from your kids because I did something crazy in our large group environments, maybe you’ve seen me in really, really stupid videos on youtube, or maybe you’ve witnessed me getting tackled by a giant chicken in Cross Street LIVE . . .

I’m passionate about kids having fun at church while learning about our amazing Savior . . . I love to hear the laughter of kids and adults at church. But right now I have a very serious question for each of you. I ask that you spend some time processing and praying about this question:

If I could present a way for you to make an eternal difference in the Kingdom of God . . . would you take it?

Your Kids Ministry Staff at GCC, along with the best volunteers, are so proud of where God has brought us as a ministry in the past 6 years . . . but we haven’t stopped dreaming. As a matter of fact, as far as we are concerned Grace Acres (Preschool), Cross Street (K-3rd), and REVOLVE (4th-5th) are just getting started. We haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of what God has in store for our awesome kids.

And here’s the good news: BIG dreams mean that we have tons of new volunteer opportunities. We want our Small Groups to be even smaller, one leader for every 5 to 6 kids, so that deep relationships can be formed. More worship leaders and storytellers in large group so new dynamics can be created that spark the imagination. More friendly check in volunteers to greet families in the morning . . . more tech volunteers to run lights and sound.

Kids in our ministries are falling in love with Jesus because volunteers have decided to make an eternal difference in the Kingdom of God by offering their time and talents to Him by loving our kids. Children at Grace love coming to church because of volunteers like Chris Klich and his wife, Holly, who invest in 4th and 5th grade boys every Sunday; Dana Clark, who volunteers once a month as a dynamic storyteller; David Blevins, who is the first friendly interaction they experience as he checks them in; Candee Rinde, who works hard with her curriculum team to edit lessons for Sundays; and the list goes on and on.

In Grace’s Kids Ministry we are all about coming alongside kids and their families and together growing as followers of Christ. Talk about making an eternal difference . . . you don’t want to miss out. In 20 years our kids may not remember every bible story we told . . . or every worship song we sang, but they will remember people like Micki Peterson, Kent Hughes, Elisabeth Ridderhoff, and Teresa Barnhill who took time out of their busy schedules to be a part of a bigger story.

So what do you say? Be the one that chooses to make an eternal difference . . . join the revolution in kids’ ministry. The first step is for you to email Chelsea at and let her know that you would like to sign up for a TEST DRIVE in either Grace Acres, Cross Street, or Revolve (or all three). This will give you a chance to see us in action and decide which role would fit you best.

See you soon,
Adam Bayne, Director of Kids Ministry (Birth thru 5th)

About Adam Bayne

I'm the Children's Pastor at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, TN, a heavyweight Disney nerd, a lightweight sports fan, and an all-out fan of my wife and two daughters.
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