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 11 to 18 year olds 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. Brian and Kati Cotton’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.

Join us at “The Spot” Thursday nights 7 pm to 8:30 pm for dinner, games, community
and to learn about God.

Leaders: Brian and Kati Cotton

Brian and Kati are married and raising two young men. They have a passion for community and youth. They have been involved with youth leadership for the past 6 years and this past year they stepped into their roles as the leaders of “The Spot.” They love what they do and have been both a blessing and been blessed by getting to minister and speak into our youth. 

They enjoy outdoor adventures and exploring God’s wonderful creation by kayaking, hiking, camping and hunting. Brian and Kati also own an art studio for children located in the Orangevale area.

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 leads 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. oin us on Wednesday mornings at 7 am at the House of Oliver Bistro, 3992 Douglas Blvd. as we discuss the sermon topic of the preceding Sunday morning. Led by Pastor Dennis Dohner.

Leader: Pastor Dennis Dohner

Dennis has served as the Senior Associate Pastor at The Family Church since 2013, where he oversees ministry leaders and is involved in the day-to-day pastoral care. He served 20 years as an itinerant minister traveling throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and Scandinavia, where he brought a message of Hope, Fearlessness, and Thanksgiving to churches all over the world. Dennis has trained and equipped ministry teams/leaders in 15 nations in how to make Inner Healing quick, easy, inexpensive, and easily reproducible.