Children & Family
What is The Big House?
The Big House is the name of Gun Lake Community Church's Children and Family Ministry. At The Big House, our goal is to equip families and engage children to help them grow into Biblical champions for Jesus Christ.
Imagine raising kids who are growing toward full devotion to Christ, who can meet the challenges their generation faces and be leaders for the Kingdom! Think of a place where children have so much fun learning about how awesome God is that they don't want to miss a single week. Imagine a place where the music is so contemporary and engaging that children leave humming the tunes and singing the words that help them remember biblical truths all week; where video and drama are effectively used to teach this media-driven generation about how to live the Christian life at home, at school and in their neighborhoods. Think of a ministry where children are intentionally shepherded in small groups where they are known and loved; where adult volunteers serve with great joy and passion knowing they are influencing the next generation of Christ's followers.
That is the kind of place we, at the Big House at GLCC, want our children's ministry to be.
But we are only part of equation. We also want to partner with parents through seminars, newsletters, personal relationships and counseling to help them to become "impressive parents", fulfilling God's instruction to parents in Deuteronomy 6:6-7:
"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."