The staff of Noah’s Ark love God and love children. Our aim is to help children and families become fully devoted followers of Christ. We strive to help children understand that God made them, God loves them, and that Jesus wants to be their friend forever. In keeping with Gateway’s core value of existing to spread a passion for the glory of God to every nation and every generation, we recognize the importance and value of pouring God’s truth into the lives of God’s children.We want to partner with families to influence their children’s eternities. Thank you for letting us invest together with you in raising up the next generation of God’s family.
One of the ways we partner with you as parents is to send home resources that will assist you as you spiritually guide your children. Each week your child will bring home a “Bible Adventure Book” with activities, games and information to help you know what they’re learning and to help you to engage with them on weekly themes! These activities reinforce what we are learning in Noah’s Ark each month, and they bring spiritual application into a child’s everyday life. We also make available a free DVD of the teaching that we have completed the previous month so that your kids can continue to enjoy and grow with this high quality resource.
We believe that no child is too young to learn that Jesus loves them. Therefore, our aim is to tailor each class to the learning abilities and styles of the children in that age-group. We staff these classes with well-trained and loving adults and teens who will take care of your child with an attitude of excellence as they seek to impart the truths of God’s Word in child-sized pieces!
Our Infant Nursery is open to moms and babies during the morning services at both of our church campuses. The Infant Nursery is open during the entire service and is staffed by loving adults until each service finishes. Moms are welcome to stay and visit with other moms and babies while they care for their infants, or they may leave their baby with the care-giver and return to the main service.
Classes for one-year-olds to Kindergarteners open half an hour after each service starts so that families can enjoy a time of worship together. Parents may register and drop off their children using our check-in system and then return to the main service for the sermon. Each parent will receive a call number for their preschool child they register. This number will appear on a screen to either side of the main stage if the classroom staff needs the child’s parent to return to the classroom.
If you have any further questions about our preschool ministry, please contact our preschool ministry coordinator, at Panet Road – Greg Gerbrandt, at 204-989-6580, ext. 206. Or call our South Osborne Children’s Pastor Wilma Wiebe, at 204-255-5425.