Note: Kids First is currently not meeting in person. Children are welcome to come in service on Sundays at 10 am. Come check out the Kids First table for activities! The lobby area will be reserved for families with young children.

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

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.

Learn more and sign up »

Wednesday Nights

At this time, Kids Wednesday Night ministries are not available.

Kids First Nursery  |  Newborn – Pre-K 5’s
Kids First Nursery
Every week, our Kids First nursery team of trusted, joy-filled, loving parents and volunteers teach our newborn through Pre-K5s. Our Rainbow Club for three through five-year-olds learn Bible verses and concepts, collecting monthly merit badges.

Girls Ministries  |  Girls K – 5th Grade
Upper Level Education Wing
For our elementary girls, we have our Daisies (K), Prims (1st and 2nd graders) and Stars (3rd, 4th & 5th graders). Through a variety of games, stories and fun activities, our goal is to build up and encourage these wonderful girls so they experience and recognize the love of Jesus in their lives.

Royal Rangers  |  Boys K – 5th Grade
Grades K-2: Room 21, Grades 3-5: Room 23
Royal Rangers is our program for boys K-5 who love the outdoors and have an adventurous side and is designed to train them in what it looks like to be boys with a heart for God.

Kids Connections  |  Boys & Girls Grades 1 – 5
Kids First Auditorium
Wednesday nights for our 1st 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.