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

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

Kids First  |  Grades 2-6

Kids First is our high-energy kids’ ministry for 2nd through 6th 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 9 or 11.  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 Nights


Kids First Nursery  |  Newborn – Pre-K 5’s
Kids First Nursery
Every week, our nursery team of trusted, joy-filled, loving parents and volunteers teach our newborn through Pre-K 5 the fun and simple message of Jesus in a safe, kid-friendly and educational environment.

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 – 12th Grade
Grades K-5: Rooms 1,2 & 4. Grades 6-12 Gym
Royal Rangers is our program for boys K-12 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.

Wednesday nights at Kids First is an opportunity for kids to develop friendships through small groups. Our goal is to help your child develop a deeper relationship with Jesus and their friends. Each week we cover different topics: serving, loving others, baptism, communion and many more. Our awesome volunteers and I look forward to meeting you and helping your child connect on Wednesdays!

– Pastor Annisa McElhenny

Children with Special Needs

The Friendship class is offered each Sunday at the 11 am service in Room 157. This class is specifically for children and young adults with special needs. The Friendship class nurtures relationship with Jesus as well as with one another. Please contact the church office at 616-531-2100 for an application.

October 16

Child Dedication

October 16, 2019 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This child dedication is now full. The next dedication is Wednesday, November 13. We at Kids...

May 12

Mother’s Day Child Dedication

May 12, 2018

Join us for a special Mother's Day child dedication for babies 12 months and younger...