Kid Nation is Grace Church of Ocala's avenue for discipling children 4-years-old through fifth grade. Nursery is available for infants through 3-year-olds. This ministry is lead by Lift Pastor Ryan Gagnon
Kid Nation starts in the worship gathering with the rest of the church. We want the kids to know they are a vital part of the group and we want to worship with them. We set aside time in the worship gathering to talk with them specifically about what we're learning as a church and then the children go to the clean, safe, and fun Kid Nation room where they learn the Bible together.
We focus on Equipping Disciples Who Make Disciples. This means we not only teach God's Word to our students but we focus on developing them to create disciples themselves. We do not believe that due to their age they cannot disciple other peers. We believe that through the teaching of God's Word and a relational environment model, the students will see what equipping disciples looks like and can then model that with their peers. This does look slightly different in the life of a seven year old compared to the life of a thirty year old but the model still holds true.