Welcome to GAP
Gracepoint’s unique ministry for Grade 4 to 6 children.
Gap is not only the children, but encompasses everything from children to parents to leaders and teachers. There is an opportunity for everyone to be part of this amazing ministry! We exist for the teaching and leading of children, promoting faith development and discipleship, as we try to lead our children into becoming authentic followers of Christ.
At GAP, we recognize that providing a safe environment for relationships is an integral part of earning and keeping the trust of children, families and parents. As we lead and disciple, we must make every effort to be wise in all situations. Taking care of each student and keeping them safe is of utmost importance. As GAP leaders, we partner with you, the parents, to care for your child in spiritual, emotional and physical ways.
Sundays @ 8:15AM & 10:00AM, a special time for worship and teaching.
Fridays @ 6:30PM, be on the look out for information on these special Friday Nights!
Spending Friday Night at home? Why not join us for GAP Fridays Online. Make friends in GAP, play games, and have fun with this Friday, 4 June at GAP Fridays Online from 18:30 – 19:00.
This is a time of fun, games and friendship! Coming up this week… Bingo – take 2!
How to connect to Zoom:
1. If you have already got Zoom downloaded: Click the meeting link below or click “join meeting” and enter the login detail below
2. If you have not got Zoom downloaded yet: Search for Zoom in your browser or phone’s app store and download it. You will need to create a free Zoom account. Once logged in, click “join meeting”
Meeting ID: 961 6826 9573
We look forward to seeing you there!
Joining us for Church online this Sunday? Why not join us for GAP on Zoom?
On Sunday 13 June on Zoom @ 09:30 we will have our weekly GAP Sundays Online Connect. Please do join us for games, prayer and a short message!
How to join:
Zoom ID: 922 9282 0595
See you there!
Sunday Worship Offerings
GAP Sundays LIVE worship services
Dear GAP Family
We hope that you are keeping well. We are so looking forward to being able to reopen our GAP Grade 4 to 6 ministry class for on campus services and ministry events (from Sunday 11th October 2020). As we aim to keep one another safe, we will only be opening the GAP Ministry at 50% capacity for both the 08:15 and 10:00 service taking place on a Sunday morning. The total number Grade 4 to 6 attendees per service will be restricted to only 15 people, with pre-registration of each child in this age group becoming mandatory.
The document below aims to assist you by outlining the standard operating procedures which will be taking place at the GAP ministry when meeting in the physical GAP space. Please note that we will be taking every precaution to ensure that you and your family are kept safe as you join us for worship at Gracepoint Church. We ask that you, in turn assist us in keeping our staff, leaders, teachers and children safe by adhering to the standard operating procedures which are outlined in this document below.
GAP Sundays OnLine
A lesson video is available every week on GAP Online. This lesson is often series based, as we discuss a specific subject for a few weeks. A lesson pack is also available every week which contains activities that can be used throughout the week to reinforce and engage the lesson.
An additional video is also available which is called GAP Worship. This is an additional resource aiming to encourage and enable your children to worship God through musical worship and praise.
What We Offer
GAP Sunday 13 June:
What‘s happening at GAP?
In the month of June we are going to be looking at a series of teachings called Promises of God. In this series, we will be using our Bibles to understand what God promises for each of us. When we know the promises of God for us and for other people, we can know that no matter what we are going through, God has not forgotten us by thinking of what God has said to us about that situation and what His promise in that season is. We hope that you will enjoy these lessons!
Some learnings from today’s lesson:
In today’s lesson, we looked at 3 scriptures to help us understand what God promises to us.
Psalm 31:7, Psalm 34:18, Psalm 138:3.
Today’s promise tells us that: We can know that God is always with us. He is close to us when we are going through difficult times. He gives us strength.
When God promises to be with us in the difficult times, it doesn’t always mean things will work out exactly how we would like it to but we know that God will be faithful to us and give us the strength we need to get through the difficult times.
Some questions we can discuss with our families today about Assurance:
What does today’s promise mean for us today?
When we face difficult times, what should we do?
When we need strength to get through a difficult time, who should we ask for help?
Why can we still rejoice in difficult times?
Share opportunity: Tell your story of when you faced a difficult situation or time in your life, and God really came through for you and gave you strength. Pray together asking God for strength.
Something we strive to do as a GAP team, is to partner with our GAP parents, guardians and community for the continued discipleship of the GAP children. We believe that ministry to children should be home-centered and church supported, and so we have developed some resources such as our Bridge the GAP sheet which is a Faith at home resource. Please check out some of the resources available.
To be a ministry for grade 4 to 6 children that empowers them to approach spirituality, service, justice, evangelism and development in a way that is fun and reflects their faith in Christ. We aim to be an engaging and exciting ministry for middle schoolers, helping them make the truth we learn, practical in their daily lives. We are all about helping young people connect with each other as well as with God. We also challenge young people to serve and get involved in the life and ministry of the church.
To raise a generation who live out what it means to be “finding grace, living changed”
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” – Deuteronomy 11:18-19
The GAP Ministry depends on leaders and servers in order to continue to minister to the children effectively. Due to the nature of the GAP Ministry there are loads of different ways and areas of getting involved. If you would like to get involved, get more involved, or would like to assist in setting up new ways of getting involved, please contact the GAP Pastor: Ilse – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Romans 15:13 ICB
Romans 12:2 (ICB)
Do not be shaped by this world. Instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you. And you will be able to know what is good and pleasing to God and what is perfect.
1 Corinthians 16:11 (ICB)
So none of you should refuse to accept Timothy. Help him on his trip in peace, so that he can come back to me. I am expecting him to come back with the brothers.
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Check out our GAP Facebook page: (click on icon) for regular updates, lesson snippets, parent tips etc.
Follow our GAP Instagram page: (click on icon) for regular updates, lesson snippets, parent tips etc.
Check out our GAP YouTube channel: (click on icon) for weekly video lessons and worship for those who are joining us online on Sundays or for you as parents to have a look at what your children are learning on a weekly basis.