Element 456

Grades 4-6

In Element 456, students grades 4-6 will build a strong foundation of biblical truth in a three-year foundational journey.  Sixth grade is now a dual enrollment year that overlaps in both our preteen and youth ministries, so sixth grade students are also included in Grace Youth on Wednesday nights!

For information about Element 456, email Jordan Crawford, Director of Element 456, or call 313.530.3055.


Students grades 4-6, along with their parents, should check in at the family welcome center near GraceKids Preschool and Elementary. Then, they will be escorted to the Element 456 room. Students can be checked in and dropped off 10 minutes before the service begins, and should be picked up directly after the service ends. In order for our ministry leaders and volunteers to properly focus their time of ministry with children and students, we will close check-in 30 minutes AFTER each service begins; children will not be permitted into the classrooms after 9:30AM for 9AM service and 11:30AM for 11AM service. Should you arrive after this time, you will need to keep your children with you.


In order to provide the ultimate safety for your child while in our care, we follow a strict security policy for all Children’s Ministry areas. To ensure the proper adult is picking up your child, you will receive numbered stickers when checking in at the Family Welcome Center. You must have your numbered sticker in order to pick up your child.

In the event that your child needs you during the service, the security number will appear on the screen in the Worship Center.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email La Kesia Patton, Director of Children’s Ministries, or call 313.449.8074.


“Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in service of others. So use your gift well.” 1 Peter 4:10

The purpose of Kids on a Mission is to encourage students to use the gifts they have been given to serve their friends, neighbors, school, church, city, and the world. Our students have received “Kids on a Mission” buttons to remind them that they are always on mission for God. With every mission that they accomplish, they add a new button to their collection to remind them of the good works that they have done for God’s kingdom.


Our next mission is to collect winter apparel for My Father’s Business! We are collecting new, or gently used, hats, gloves, scarves, and blankets. Items can be turned into your child’s classroom from December 19 until January 30. When a child brings in an item, or items, they will receive their “Spread the Warmth” pin! If you are not a GraceKids or Element 456 student/parent, you are more than welcome to drop off items to the Children’s Welcome Center.


FUZE is an event that is meant JUST for Element 456 students. It’s an exciting “night-in” with games, snacks, and prizes. FUZE occurs a few times a year.

The next FUZE is for girls only and it will take place on FRI, APR 22.

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