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.

Upcoming Events:

Children’s Ministry Breakfasts / Workshops  - Please join us if you are currently involved or interested in Children’s Ministry.  We will meet on Saturdays May 11, June 1, July 13, August 10, Sept. 14, and Oct. 12 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Tales From the Toolbox - Join us Wednesday Nights June 5th, 12th, and 19th, for interactive building projects connected to Bible lessons.

2019 Vacation Bible School
Monday July 15th - Friday, July 19th, 6:30-8:30pm
FREE for all kids 4yrs old - 6th grade!
Register at church or online:

Registration For VBS 2019

2 ways to register:
1. Print or pick up registration form at church, fill it out and return it:

Printable VBS Registration Form

2. Fill out the online registration form below:

Online Registration From:

Register for VBS 2019 by filling out the form below. One form per child. Registration can be completed before or on the day of VBS.

Child's information:


Parent Information:

Emergency Contacts:

In the event of an emergency, we will contact parents first. In case we cannot reach a parent, please list two others we may contact if needed.

Allergies and other Information:

Please list food allergies, medical conditions, special needs, or information important to your child’s care and safety.

Media Permission:

Does Calvary Chapel Santee have permission to use pictures of your child on their website for informational or promotional purposes?

Permission to participate:

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