Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

Our heart’s desire is that our Children’s Ministry be a place where every child experiences God’s love and comes to a saving knowledge of Him.  We pray each child will learn and love God’s Word and grow to know, love, and serve our Lord Jesus Christ.  It is our conviction that the solid teaching of the Bible is as important for children as it is for adults. We believe that this teaching should be on a child’s own level, incorporated with activities that reinforce God’s Word in their hearts, in a setting where God’s love can be expressed on a more personal level.  Jesus took time to be with children; He said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” - Matthew 19:14   All children are precious in God’s sight; therefore we place a great emphasis on providing for their spiritual needs.

Children’s Ministry for Babies through 5th Grade is available during all of our services: Saturdays at 5pm; Sundays at 7:30, 9:15, 11am, and Wednesdays at 7pm.

We also offer events for Kids such as Tales from the Toolbox, Vacation Bible School, Christmas Performance, and more!

Children's Ministry Leaders, Mark & Darla Grisèz:

Mark & Darla were both born in San Diego, met in 1972 during their high school years, and married in June, 1974. They have three children who have families of their own and serve the Lord with their spouses in various ministries, who together have blessed Mark & Darla with seven wonderful grandkids. Darla accepted the Lord in 1980; Mark in 1981 at CC El Cajon. That same year they began serving in Sunday School. They Directed Children’s Ministry together for about 16 years, including Christmas Plays, VBS, Kids Retreats.  Mark, a Carpenter by trade, has participated in local park outreaches and mission trips to Mexico, Ireland, Africa, and has volunteered with IRT (International Relief Teams) rebuilding homes for victims of disasters in places like Mississippi, Alabama, and Peru. Darla served at CC El Cajon in various ministries since 1981 and was on staff as secretary for many years. She led Bible Study groups and worship for Women’s Ministry and has participated in mission trips to Mexico, Cuba, and Ireland.  Mark & Darla have been leading our Children’s Ministry at CC Santee for about 6 years.  Their passion is to grow, and to be instrumental in the growth of others, in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus, Whose love has no bounds.

If Calvary Chapel Santee is your home church and you would like to serve in Children’s Ministry, please contact Mark or Darla Grisèz Email.  Please fill out a Ministry Application, which every Children’s Ministry Volunteer is required to complete. Also, please review the Children's Ministry Policies.

The Children's Christmas Play is coming
Auditions start Oct. 17th!

Everyone, 1st grade through Jr. High, are invited to be in this year’s Christmas Play!

Auditions: 7pm Wed., Oct. 17

  • Solo? Be ready to sing a simple/familiar tune like Happy Birthday, Jesus Loves Me, ABCs or...
  • Speaking Part? Be ready to read or recite about 3 sentences – loud, clear, with expression

Practices: 7pm Wed. Oct. 24; Nov. 7, 14, 28; Dec. 5

Dress Rehearsal: 9am Sat. Dec. 8

Performance: 6pm Sun. Dec. 9

For more info, contact:  Mark (619.504.4250) Darla (619.813.2398) or email us.

Leader: Mark & Darla Grisez Email
Leader Phone: (619) 258-1946