WHAT WE TEACH
Getwell's vision is to partner with the family in laying down a spiritual foundation that, in God's timing, will lead a child into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
We exist to help children experience their faith in three areas: Wonder, Discovery & Passion.
We focus on the Discovery of God by teaching three basic truths:
- I need to make the wise choice.
- I can trust God no matter what.
- I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
Our focus each month is on a different virtue that is supported by Biblical teaching through large group and small group environments. This message is reinforced to parents through monthly Family Experience (FX) productions and Parent Packs.
By following this strategy and plan:
- Children will discover the truth of God's word.
- Church will become their church, not just their parent's church.
We hope you will partner with us to lay down a spiritual foundation for your kids!
Beginning in the 3rd grade, kids are discovering their own faith and that Jesus is real and God's word is true. Route 345 is based on Micah 4:5 which says, "All the nations may walk in the name of their gods; We will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever."
In addition to Sunday morning and Wednesday night, 3rd - 5th graders participate in quarterly events designed to develop community and build relationships with small group leaders.
WE ARE ORANGE!
What is Orange?
Orange is a philosophy that Getwell Church follows along with hundreds of other churches across the country. The average church only has 40 hours in a given year to influence a life. The average parent has 3,000 hours per year to influence a life. The church and home are two powerful influences on this planet. They both exist because God initiated them and because God desires to use them to demonstrate His plan of redemption and restoration. Working together they can make a much greater impact than if they work alone. Here at Getwell Church we want to partner with parents, grandparents, and mentors for the spiritual development of families.
Orange Parents is a web site that connects families to a wider community of parents and leaders. Expand your ideas, skills and influence as a parent. Go to www.orangeparents.org and access posts, blogs and articles to equip you as a parent to influence the next generation.
Children's Church: During worship services, K-4th grade children learn our monthly virtue (Life App) in weekly Bible stories through an interactive large group environment that includes worship and games. After large group, kids rotate in groups to different rooms where they are either discussing or watching a video about the Bible Story and Life App or doing a fun activity (games, crafts, or service projects for a community organization). Fifth graders start in the Rt345 game room and then move to the Rt345 worship room to watch the worship service live stream. They take notes and after the message, leaders review the main points. This helps prepare the students to attend worship with their parents the following year as a 6th grader.
Power Hour: From 9:30 – 10:45AM, kids go to their small groups by age from K-5th grade. This is their time to grow deeper in their spiritual walk with a weekly small group leader.
All teachers complete appropriate applications and background checks. It is our desire for teachers to have a passion for teaching Biblical principles while helping kids discover Jesus through God's word.
(RESUMES SPRING 2021)
We encourage families to eat together during the Wednesdays @ Getwell family meal at 5PM in the Family Life Center.
Wednesday Kids' Camp: Programming for kids begins at 5:45PM with registration up and downstairs in the children's building. Following worship and Mission Moment, classroom teaching for K-2nd grade begins at 6:15PM where kids learn Bible stories through teaching, games and crafts. Downstairs in Rt345, 3rd-5th graders also have Bible Teaching and participate in Sports Camp or Art.
FX - Family Experience
Family Experience production (FX) is presented at 8:30, 9:30 & 11AM in the children's worship room on the first Sunday of each month from September-May. Parents, grandparents and kids are invited to attend! This interactive time with families introduces the month's virtue through song, skits and video, giving families an opportunity to experience all that kids are learning each month and learn how to apply it to their lives. Make plans to join us each month! We want to partner with you to help your children discover and embrace a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School is held in mid-June from 6-8:30 PM. Online registration begins in April.
Preschool VBS (4 year olds to completed 1st grade) and Elementary VBS (completed 2nd-5th grades): Kids rotate through large group worship and drama, Bible Adventures, Snack, Games, and Crafts.
Sports Camp (completed 3rd through 5th grades): Kids learn sports and games combined with huddle time which applies the Bible lesson that is being taught in VBS.
Students and Adults get in on the fun too! Ages 7th grade and up can serve as crew leaders, station leaders or in other areas to make VBS great!
SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY
Getwell Church is excited to have a ministry designed specifically for kids that are dealing with challenges that prevent them from being able to learn in the regular classroom setting. We have three Sensory Rooms dedicated to special needs kids. For more information about this ministry, click over to our Special Needs Ministry page under the "Connect" tab.