Preteens

Helping 4th-5th grade students navigate their relationship with Jesus through early adolescence

About Preteen Ministry

With so many voices vying for the attention of preteens in 4th-5th grade, it is a critical time to teach them biblical truth. Through a curriculum based on God’s Word, along with worship music, games, and personal relationships with caring adults, we walk with them through their pre-teen years and help them develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.

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This Week

Check out the opportunities available to preteens over the next few days:

Timezone: America/Chicago

Save the Date

Here’s some information about our next special event for preteens:

Sunday, April 14

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Father + Daughter Night
Country Club Ballroom - 1701 Hamilton Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308, USA

This annual event is a great opportunity for father figures to build memories with their daughters. Cost is $25 per family, including catered desserts at the Country Club.

Timezone: America/Chicago

Full Calendar

View our complete schedule or subscribe to a digital calendar on your device:

Serve in Preteen Ministry

At Grace Church, committed adults have many opportunities to actively invest in the lives of our preteen students.

Times:

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

Needs:

  • Large Group Teacher
  • Small Group Teacher
  • Group Helper

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 preteen ministry?

Resources

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

Books

Growing Up Social

Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane

Discover the skills needed to raise relational kids in today’s screen-driven world.

Effective Parenting in a Defective World

Chip Ingram

Learn to model right living, build bonds, and discipline well to bring up Christ-centered kids.

The Legacy Path

Brian Haynes

Help raise a new generation of children who know how to love God and love people.

Visionary Parenting

Rob and Amy Rienow

Capture a fresh, honest look at the state of your family and home in light of God’s purposes.

Websites and Apps

Barna Research Group

Website

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

The Parent Cue

Website

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

The Rethink Group

Website

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

The Bible App for Kids

App

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

The Bible Project

App

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 preteen ministry works, what opportunities are available, and how you can get connected.

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.

Kim Little

Children’s Ministry Assistant

Kim has been working at Grace Church since 2002 as the Children’s Ministry Assistant. She and her husband Ross were married in June 1992.

Together they have three children, one daughter-in-law, and three sweet little granddaughters. In her spare time, Kim likes visiting and playing with her grandchildren, gardening, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

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