Greeley Wesleyan loves kids! Join us for fun, age appropriate activities as we learn about Jesus.
– Birth – 4th Grade: Sundays at 9:00 and 10:30am
– Route 56 (5th & 6th Grade): Sundays at 9:00 and 10:30am
We consider it a privilege to care for your child (birth – two years old) while you attend our
adult worship services. Our Nursery Coordinator leads a team of volunteers who hold, cuddle, feed, change, and play with your child. Your child’s safety and care is important to us, so we utilize a paging system to contact parents if needed.
SONlight Express is a safe and fun place for kids, age two through fourth grade, to connect to Jesus, new friends and God’s purpose for their lives. SONlight Express is an active time of learning that includes:
– ACTIVITY CENTER TIME, which is designed to engage the child immediately and help connect them with their small group leaders and other kids.
– Then gifted communicators, music and motions, drama, puppets and videos teach the Bible creatively to our kids in a LARGE GROUP PROGRAM.
– After that, children will gather in interactive SMALL GROUPS where they learn how to apply to their everyday lives the Bible truth that has been presented.
Route 56 is a ministry designed especially for fifth and sixth graders. We call these kids our “tweenagers” because they are experiencing a very confusing time of their lives. They are independent and want to be treated like teens, but still enjoy many aspects of learning like a child. Therefore, tweenagers need more than simple Bible lessons; they need Bible depth. Tweens get connected with their peers and small group leaders through:
– Large group activities
– Small group breakouts
WELCOME TO FAMILY FUN NIGHT!
Family Night at Greeley Wesleyan Church has changed to a true family night.
Instead of dividing up families for separate ministries, we are encouraging our families to commit to spending at least one hour together each week. Here’s what it looks like:
- Pick an hour or two, any night of the week and commit to meeting together as a family.
- During this time, eat a meal together.
- You can reinforce the lesson your child learned in their classes on Sunday through game and activity ideas that we have provided in the Family Fun Night packet.
- When you listen to your kids, talk to your kids about what they learned at church, play with them, share your own stories and establish family rituals (like Family Fun Night), you are guiding the spiritual growth of your child in simple yet impactful ways.
- We challenge you to try this Family Fun Night for 30 days and become the main spiritual influencers in the lives of your children.
- Check out this month’s plan and join the Family Fun Night adventure! Have fun and enjoy!
Parents partnering with God as they raise their children
Greeley Wesleyan Church believes children are a gift from God, and we are very excited that you are investigating child dedication. Child dedication is a public commitment you make before God, your church, and your family. The dedication service provides you, the parent(s), an opportunity to express publicly your desire to lead and spiritually nurture your child in cooperation with the Holy Spirit, so your child will develop a desire to love God and love others. You will be required to attend an informational meeting before the dedication service. Listed below are frequently asked questions about child dedication. Take time to review them to find answers to any questions you may have, we will be glad to clarify any further questions you have at the dedication meeting. If you are interested in having your child dedicated, contact Pastor Nancy or call (970) 330-3600 and you will be sent an information packet.
The sacrament of baptism represents both the individual, inward commitment to a personal relationship with Jesus and the corporate, outward sign of being connected to a local community of Christ followers—the local church. Whether you’re seeking a greater understanding of Greeley Wesleyan’s position on baptism or you’re interested in participating in Baptism at Greeley Wesleyan in the future, you can learn more by exploring the topics below. Scriptural teaching on Baptism may be summarized as follows:
1. Baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ, fulfilled by individuals who have submitted themselves to His sovereignty.
2. Baptism symbolizes the spiritual cleansing through divine forgiveness and the newness of life believers experience by virtue of their identification with Christ in His death and resurrection.
3. Baptism provides an opportunity for believers to make a formal profession of their faith before the church.
4. As a biblical rite of initiation into the body of Christ, the Baptism of a believer may be considered a prerequisite for becoming a member of the church.
While recognizing the right for other churches to practice infant Baptism if it conforms to their theology, the congregation of Greeley Wesleyan Church understands Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for Baptism. Although the old covenant practice of infant circumcision is sometimes given as a rationale for infant Baptism, the biblical definition of the functions of circumcision and Baptism shows that those two institutions fulfilled different purposes in their respective covenants. The equation is never made in the Bible between the circumcision of male infants in the old covenant, and the Baptism of born-again believers, much less of infants, in the new covenant. However, Greeley Wesleyan Church encourages Christian parents to present their children for the ceremony of dedication, whereby God’s blessing is formally invoked upon the children, and the parents publicly commit themselves to raise their children in accordance with the teachings of Scripture.
Because the symbolism of Baptism requires a more adult level of cognitive and developmental readiness, the leadership requires that children be at least 9 years old and able to articulate their faith to be baptized at Greeley Wesleyan Church. Proverbs 20:25 issues a significant caution against the danger of making a vow before adequate knowledge, forethought, and reflection have been given in an effort to prevent young people from making a premature commitment they may not fully understand, this minimum age has been established. If you were baptized as a child, it was the intent of your parents that you would one day be a follower of Christ. Your Baptism as an adult can be viewed as the fulfillment of your parents’ wishes. It in no way repudiates the Baptism you received as a child.
Baptism recognizes and celebrates the redemptive life change that is continually occurring within our church. The leadership of GWC encourages new believers and believers who have not yet participated in adult Baptism to be baptized by immersion. The leaders’ position is that Baptism by immersion paints the truest picture of dying to sin and arising to Christ in new life. While we strongly encourage immersion Baptism, we do recognize that some individuals may request Baptism by the sprinkling of water rather than full immersion, either because of a strong personal preference or based on a compelling physical reason or disability. In these cases, we ask that a brief explanation be given during the application process.
If your child has expressed interest in being baptized, follow these steps:
1. Contact Pastor Nancy or call 970-330-3600 to be added to the baptism list for the next scheduled baptism.
2. Attend the Kids Baptism class (class held the week before scheduled baptisms) with at least one of your parents. During this class kids will be reminded about what it means to be baptized, express when they became a Christ follower and work through questions with their parents to help them articulate their faith. There will be time allow for questions and if children are not deemed ready for baptism, they will be encouraged to wait until they are more mature.
3. Details of Baptism will be discussed during the baptism class described above.
4. Kids Baptisms will take place as part of adult worship services to provide an opportunity for the entire GWC family to celebrate this very important faith milestone.
Sunday Morning Teachers – Click here to access lesson plans.