Welcome to the GROW Zone, ERBC's Children's Ministry.


The GROW Zone is founded on two important passages of the Bible: Matthew Chapter 22 and Matthew Chapter 28. In these two chapters we find the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

The Great Commandment

A man asked Jesus, "Teacher, which command in the law is the most important?" Jesus answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind. This is the first and most important command.  And the second command is like the first: Love your neighbor as you love yourself. All the law and the writings of the prophets depend on these two commands."  Matthew 22:36-40 (ICB).

Out of these verses we see two very important purposes. Love the Lord your God, which is worship, and love your neighbor as yourself, which is service. Worship and service are important parts of our children's ministry.


The Great Commission

So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything that I have told you. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of the world.  Matthew 28:19-20 (ICB)

From these verses we see three very important purposes. The first is "go and make followers" which is outreach. "Baptize them," which is fellowship and "teach them to obey," which is discipleship. Outreach, fellowship and discipleship are also important parts of our children's ministry.


GROW Zone is here to help kids discover the God who is reaching out to them in love.  Our leaders and staff are committed to helping your children become followers of Jesus who worship God, fellowship with other believers, grow in God's Word, serve in their church, and share about Jesus with others.