A safe environment to care for your child’s physical and spiritual needs from birth to age 4

About the Nursery

More than simply being childcare, we recognize that time spent in the nursery is the beginning of your child’s faith journey. Our desire is to use this time to begin instilling three foundational truths: God made you, Jesus loves you, and Jesus wants to be your Friend forever. We pray that these truths become the building blocks of your child’s own faith. Our nursery is a cooperative program — parents who utilize nursery care may occasionally be asked to serve in this role during the semester.

This Week

Check out which ministries offer nursery care over the next few days:

Full Calendar

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Serve in the Nursery

At Grace Church, mature adults have many opportunities to actively invest in the lives of our little ones.


  • Sunday at 9:15 AM
  • Sunday at 10:45 AM
  • Sunday at 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday at 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday at 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday at 6:30 PM


  • Group Lessons
  • Snack Handout
  • Craft Activities
  • Diaper Duty
  • Play Time

Learning to use your abilities and spiritual gifts for the benefit of others is an important part of growing in your own relationship with Christ. Send us a message if you’re ready to get involved!

Are you ready to serve in the nursery?


We’ve put together a collection of helpful materials for parents of young children. These authors and publications offer beneficial guidance on certain topics, but may not fully align with Grace Church in all areas.


The Spiritual Growth of Children

John Trent, Rick Osborne, and Kurt Bruner

Be the spiritual trainers of your children through engaging activities, exercises, and projects.

It’s Just a Phase, So Don’t Miss It

Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy

Discover, celebrate, and navigate your child’s transition through critical times.

Teachable Moments

Marybeth Hicks

Use everyday encounters with media and culture to instill conscience, character, and faith.


The Gospel Project for Kids


Christ-centered chronological videos to help kids dive into the big story of

Saddleback Kids


Fun and creative ways for parents to teach children about God’s Word.

Websites and Apps

Barna Research Group


Credible knowledge and clear thinking for spiritual leaders in a changing culture.

The Parent Cue


Simple parenting tips to help with what you need, when you need it.

The Rethink Group


Resources combining the light of the church with the heart of the home for stronger kids.

The Bible App for Kids


Interactive adventures and beautiful animations to help kids explore the Bible.

Meet the Team

Our staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about how the nursery works, what we do to connect with kids, and how you can get involved.

Josh Fernberg

Children’s Pastor

Josh Fernberg joined the Grace Church staff in June of 2009 with the desire to help children grow in their knowledge of God’s character and discover how big His love for them is. After graduating from the University of North Texas in 2003 with a degree in Business Administration, Josh completed his Masters in Ministry degree at Grace School of Theology.

Josh has been married to his best friend Alli since 2004. They have three children; Ben, Sam, and Anna Claire. In his free time Josh likes to run and play any sport with a ball, but mostly loves hanging out with his family.

Barbara McMahen

Early Childhood Director

Barbara is a local girl and third generation native Texan. She has been married to Rick for 43 years. They have three grown children, three children-in-love, four grandchildren, and seven granddogs. She has been a member of Grace for almost 30 years.

Barbara was a founder and the Executive Director of a local nonprofit maternity home for 17 years before joining the staff of Grace Church in 2011. She is blessed to share her love of God with children and their families. She also loves to garden, camp, and explore God’s beautiful creation.

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