Kids First & Kids First Nursery

Sundays at 10 am & Wednesdays at 7 pm


Below are the steps we are taking as we welcome your children back to Nursery and Kids First:

  • If anyone in your household has a fever or is not feeling well, we ask that you stay home and watch the online service at
  • Your child’s temperature will be taken at check-in.
  • Parents must complete a family assessment every Sunday morning and Wednesday night. After completing the assessment, you will receive an email that must be presented at check-in. The family assessment can be found on the GRFirst app here.
  • Per Michigan guidelines, masks are required for those who are not fully vaccinated. We have a supply of disposable masks available if needed.
  • We will be temporarily suspending the use certain high-touch activities and toys. Items will be sanitized after use.
  • We will not be serving snacks at this time.
  • Class sizes are reduced and there will be distanced seating in the Kids First Auditorium to allow safe distancing for children and volunteers.

At this time, resuming Kids First for grades 2nd through 5th. 6th graders are encouraged to attend service with their family and other Vertical-aged students.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Grand Rapids First wants to be a part of teaching your children to love God with all of their heart.

The high-energy Kids’ Ministry is led by a remarkably creative staff that provides an environment that your children will love. They’ll have so much fun that they won’t want to miss a single Sunday! Kids get to hang out with children their own age, learning and growing, all while having a fun time in a secure environment. Whether they’re having a blast on Moose Mountain in our Kids First Nursery area or enjoying the multi-media environment with friends in the Kids First Auditorium, our purpose is to creatively ignite their imagination to the truth of who God is and teach them to live out that truth in their lives.

Sunday Morning

Kids First Nursery  |  Newborn – Grade 1

At each service, our Kids First Nursery team of trusted, joy-filled, loving parents and volunteers teach our children, newborn through first grade, the fun and simple message of Jesus in a safe, irresistible, kid-friendly and educational environment.

Kids First  |  Grades 2-5

Kids First is our high-energy kids’ ministry for 2nd through 5th graders. Each week, our team of enthusiastic and passionate leaders help teach our elementary kids through lively, engaging worship music, how to have fun learning about the Bible.

My wife, Josie, and I along with our two children are excited to be able to engage hundreds of kids each week, bringing the Bible to life through the creative use of set design, props, music, video, animations and storytelling.  We intentionally structure our weekly Sunday morning fun around a multi-media environment. Whether you like cool set designs, energetic music, funny stories and videos or just hanging with friends, Kids First is where you want to be every Sunday at 10 am.  Our dedicated team of volunteers and leaders is committed to showing you just how much God loves your kids and so do we.

– Pastor Troy Picou

Wednesday Night Kids

Kids First Nursery  |  Newborn – Grade 1
Kids First Nursery
Every week, our Kids First nursery team of trusted, joy-filled, loving parents and volunteers teach our newborn through grade 1.

Kids First Wednesdays  |  Boys & Girls Grades 2 – 5
Kids First Auditorium
Wednesday nights for our 2nd through 5th grade boys and girls are both exciting AND impacting! With kid-friendly worship music time as well as age-specific small groups, we teach them how to apply Christian principles at both home and in school.

Child Dedication

We at Kids First Nursery join you in celebrating your child, God’s gift! Please prayerfully consider dedicating your baby to the Lord similar to the way Jesus was presented at the temple in Luke 2. Baby dedication is not a “baptism.” It is, however, a parental promise before the Lord to raise this child in a godly, Christ-centered home.

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