Parent Volunteer

If you desire to be a volunteer, or work with the children at Grace Church, we ask that you fill out the following online application.  We will get back with you soon after you fill it out.  You will find it here.


Who we are

Hundreds of people serve in the children's ministry in a variety of roles: head teacher, assistant teacher, care teacher, substitute teacher, or teacher's helper. We ask each person to complete a Volunteer Packet (Adult Questionnaire, Minor Questionnaire, Background Check, Pastor/Teacher Reference, Friend/Co-worker Reference, Church Acquaintance Reference) to help insure integrity and qualification. Youth are welcome to participate in specific ministries. Youth assistants who have completed a training class are assigned as helpers in specific classes.

Our desire would be that all who sign up to be volunteers strive for the following...
  • Put Jesus First in all areas of their life, including Ministry
  • Think critically
  • Be honest
  • Be dedicated
  • Help find best practices/solutions
  • Think outside the box
  • Pray without Ceasing
  • Feel valued as a volunteer
  • Present yourself to God as one approved
  • Unashamed
  • Correctly handles the Word of Truth

Matthew 28:19-20, II Timothy 2:2, Colossians 1:28-29, II Timothy 2:15

Safety and Security Issues

We have taken steps to make Grace Church a safe and secure place for children of all ages. The Children's Ministry staff is instructed to follow policies and procedures designed to provide a safe environment.

Children enrolled in the Early Childhood Program and Preschool Ministry will check in and out at the ChildCheck computer terminals. A paging system allows us to notify parents by displaying the child's ID number in the worship center if needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nancy Gillentine at or call (440) 243-4885 x136. A copy of the Safety Guidelines is available at the Children's Ministry Welcome Center.

map-footer 7393 Pearl Road
Middleburg Heights
Ohio 44130

P: 440.243.4885
F: 440.243.0297