Discipleship starts young.

“He called a little child to him and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” –Matthew 18:2-3

We believe that children are a precious gift from God, each one bearing His image and created for a unique and special purpose. Therefore, we want to do our best to help parents and families to raise their kids up knowing how to follow Jesus and make disciples.

Vacation Bible School

6-8pm  |  Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16

VBS is a week-long, high-energy program where kids from the community are invited to learn about the grace and truth of God! This year’s theme is “The Amazing Race.” Kids will learn that God is calling people from every tribe and nation through his Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. And to share this good news in kindness and love with our neighbours nearby and far away. 


Sunday School

Sundays at 9am during the school year

Starting with children in preschool, The Story Kids’ Edition takes children on a journey that will bring them closer to the heart of Jesus and deeper into the words of Scripture. They’ll learn important stories from the pages of both the Old and New Testaments, all the while seeing how each page of Scripture points to one name, Jesus.                                      


Available during Sunday School and the Sunday morning Worship Service

Before Service: You can check-in your child to the Nursery beginning 10 minutes before the service. You and your child will be given matching name tags. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the matching tag.

After Service: After the service is complete, you will need to show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.

During Service: In the event that we need to contact you during the service, one our of nursery helpers will come and find you in the sanctuary. We ask that you then go to the nursery as soon as possible.                                                  


Wednesdays at 6:25pm during the school year

From celebrating the spiritual potential of preschoolers, to igniting the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, to engaging 3rd-6th graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, Awana seeks to guide children through these pivotal life stages to grow in Christ’s grace.


Release Time

Wednesdays at 8:30am during the school year

Grace Free Church is excited to be able to offer Release Time Christian Education to 1st-4th grade students of West Central Area Elementary School, North. Release Time is held from 8:30 until 9:30 every Wednesday morning, beginning the first week in October and ending the last week in April. If school is delayed or closed, Release Time is cancelled.If you are interested in having your child attend Release Time, please contact the school office for a Release Time permission slip.


Have Questions?

If you have further questions concerning our children’s ministry options or visiting Grace Free Church with children, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!


Grace Evangelical Free Church

211 11th Ave. SE, Elbow Lake, MN

Sunday Services at 10:30am


(218) 685-4679