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Fifth Grade Transition 2022

Get all the info on moving up to Granger Student Ministries

Your fifth grader is going through an exciting transition from kid to student. From 5th to 6th grade! They are moving from Granger Kids to Granger Student Ministries (GSM). In this season of big changes, we want to come alongside you to help you and your student navigate their next steps.

Launch Classes | May-July | Online & In person
Starting the weekend of April 30-May 1, Launch kicks off with classes for 5th grade students. Leaders from the Granger Kids and GSM teams will walk students through the Story of God curriculum and help them stay connected with God during the summer months. This is an excellent opportunity to help them truly own their faith as they are moving into the middle school stage of life. Weekly videos and story guides are also available on our Launch Classes Resources page. At the end of those 13 weeks, we’ll have the opportunity to serve together in the Launch Mission Experience (July 28-30).

These classes will be offered in the following formats:

  • Granger Campus. Meet in the Jungle Room during regular service times. Saturdays 5 p.m.; Sundays 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Elkhart Campus. Meet in the Pre-Teen room during the Sunday 9:30 a.m. service.
  • Online. Videos of the weekly stories, as well as the accompanying discussion questions will be available for parents and students on the Launch Classes Resources page.

Granger Student Ministries | May 8, 15, 22 | Granger Campus, Auditorium
Your 5th grader is invited to attend the GSM Middle School Sunday Program for three Sundays in May. Join us Sunday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 p.m. to see what the experience is all about and meet some amazing leaders who can’t wait to welcome your student. Hang out time is 3:30 to 4 p.m. with doors opening for the service at 4 p.m. The Director of Granger Kids Jen Harrell, along with other Granger Kids staff and volunteers, will be there, too! We will also have a brief parent meeting at the fireplace while the students are still engaged (5-5:30 p.m.) on May 8 & 15 to answer any of your questions and give you a sneak peek of what’s to come this summer and fall.

Granger Student Ministries | May 11, 18, 25 | Elkhart Campus
Your 5th grader is invited to attend the GSM Middle School Wednesday Program for three Wednesdays in May. Join us Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to see what the experience is all about and meet some amazing leaders who can’t wait to welcome your student. Hang out time is 6:30-7 p.m. with doors opening for the service at 7 p.m. We will also have a brief parent meeting in the atrium while the students are still engaged (8-8:30 p.m.) on May 11, to answer any of your questions and give you a sneak peek of what’s to come this summer and fall.

Middle School Camp | June 13-18 | SpringHill, Evart, MI
Middle School Camp is one of the biggest events for middle schoolers and you will definitely want your incoming 6th grader there. It’s a great way to connect with friends on the same path and learn more about the amazing adventure of following Jesus! Get the details and register.

Launch Mission Experience | July 28-30, Granger Campus
This local mission experience is for all 5th graders from Granger Community Church, even if they have not been a part of Granger Kids, as well as any 5th grade friends they want to invite. This milestone event will help 5th graders transition into adolescence with a supporting community of peers and leaders around them. Registration coming soon.

Granger Students Hype Nite | Sunday, August 28, 6:30–8 p.m., Granger Campus
This will be a special night to gather middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, leaders and parents from both of our campuses to hear what is to come, have some fun reuniting after a busy summer and get fired up for all that God could do this year.

Stay Connected!
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We are so excited about continuing to help your kids and students take their next steps toward Christ…together! If you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at: kids@grangerchurch.com