Kids Connection

Our goal is for all of our kids experience a supernatural encounter with God, based on a solid foundation of biblical teaching. And the kids have a blast doing it!  Our kids are each growing in their relationships with God, experiencing His love and grace, and getting to know other awesome Christian kids!  Pastor Renee has a real heart to assist those with special needs and their parents to feel cared for, included, supported and successful in their goals. 

At Kids Connection, your kids will have the opportunity to play games and make new friends!  Come early so that they can get the most out of what God has for them!  Each week they will experience God’s Word through a variety of Bible lessons, worship, and hands-on activities.  Come, be a part of our Kids Connection Family!  Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to our services on Sundays.

Nursery : Newborn – 18 months

Toddler : 18 months – 3 years

Pre K & K : 4yrs, 5yrs and Kindergarten

Kids Church : 1st – 6th grade 

Volunteering with the Kids Connection

We are always looking to partner with solid Christians who have a passion to pour into the lives of children (who look forward to seeing their teachers every week).  Working with them is a not only an honor and a privilege, but a huge blessing!  All volunteers must fill out an application, be approved by church staff, and have a background check run.  If you would like to be a part of our Kids Connection team, please see Pastor Renee, or call the church office (916) 791-7555. 

Leader: Pastor Renee Gurnaby

Renee has a passion for all children to feel inclusively welcomed and cared for, including those with special needs.  Her desire is to create an exciting place for children to learn about, experience, and grow in their relationship with God, as well as with each other. Her mission is to teach children to love God and love others.  She has a way of teaching biblical foundation in fun ways that are also memorable for the kids.

Renee has a way of focusing on the details to make “church” a safe environment for transformational learning.  She is committed, not only to the children, but to partnering with parents so they can help their kids succeed.

Renee is married to David and they have four children.

The Spot Youth Ministries

The Spot is a place for Jr. and Sr. High School students to encounter God, through genuine friendships and community. It’s more than just another gathering of young people who love to have fun; it is a great opportunity for them to learn about God and His love through studying biblical truths and being able to ask questions. Anthony and Abbey’s hearts are that ALL of our youth would feel included, seen, valued, and heard.  They desire to raise up a generation of young people who, through times of worship, relevant teaching, and the freedom to ask questions, can understand God’s love, true acceptance, and how to reflect that to the world around them.

If you are a Jr. or Sr. High student, this is “The Spot” to be! Join us on Sunday mornings, Thursday nights, for some great events.

Leaders: Pastors Anthony and Abbey Smith

Anthony and Abbey have always had a heart for youth and for worship.  They both “grew up” in the church and were so involved that they each became congregational worships leaders by the time they were 14.  As teenagers, they saw and experienced what it feels like to be both on the inside and outside of a youth group.  That is what compels them to pastor youth in a way that kids of all ages and personalities can feel included and valued at the Spot Youth.  They want “church” to be a safe place for young people to ask difficult spiritual questions about God and the Bible and know they will be heard, and not judged. 

Women’s Ministry

We are building community through our Thursday Life Group, small group connections, and special events.  Our hope is to provide a safe place for women to gain confidence in who God says they are, to experience His love and power, and to get rooted in their understanding of the Word through meaningful connection.  Pastor Jaime serves alongside an amazing group of women’s leaders who are biblically well-grounded, experienced, and willing to share from the heart and be vulnerable.  Join us Thursday nights at 7 pm!

Leader: Pastor Jaime Partlow

Pastor Jaime steps into the Women’s Ministry with much corporate experience as a strong female leader equipped with knowledge, experience, and relentless curiosity.  Her heart is to guide, inspire, and motivate women to discover their passions, purpose, and to maximize their full potential.   

Jaime is licensed through The Family Church.  She is a credentialed coach and holds a graduate degree from Pepperdine University in Organizational Development. Jaime is married to Travis, and they have two sons.

Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Ministry gives opportunity for men to journey with a community of like-minded believers, with whom they can connect and encourage one another.   Men who fully understand their identity, unique strengths, gifting, and destiny in Jesus Christ, are better able to lead others and to shape the future of their home, business, and community.  Join us on Thursday night at 7 pm for fellowship and the Word.

Leader: Ed Anderson

Ed has been at The Family Church since 1982.  Over the years, he has served in several ministries and oversight positions.  His passion is to see men understand their full identity and the authority they carry as believers in Jesus Christ.  He is committed to encouraging and training up men to be leaders; creating opportunities for them to become successful in every area of their lives.

Ed and his wife, Judy, are successful Real Estate Brokers in the region.  They have been married for 54 years and have four children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Jaime is licensed through The Family Church.  She is a credentialed coach and holds a graduate degree from Pepperdine University in Organizational Development. Jaime is married to Travis, and they have two sons.

Fab 50’s

Fab 50s is a diverse group of fun, active, adventurous folks who love to hang out together and have fun!  They do all sorts of different activities:  getting together at homes for a lot of great food, as well as outdoor events, such as: River Cat games, Game nights, holiday excursions, and meeting up at restaurants.  Most importantly, they enjoy just spending time with each other; laughing a lot, eating, and making new friends. You are welcome to join us!  It is a great opportunity to meet new friends in a relaxed setting.  For more information contact Pastor Judy Anderson or call the church office (

916) 791-7555.