VineyardKids is custom-designed for kids! We want to teach kids how to do everything Jesus said to do, in a way that’s tailored to children. We creatively communicate God’s truths while emphasizing relationship, application to life, prayer, and worship.
Jesus loves kids and values spending time with them and we want to follow his model the very best we can. Therefore, we seek to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children can come as they are and experience the wonder, the love, and presence of Jesus that is designed uniquely for them. Parents can relax knowing that while they are engaged in the service, their children are engaged in a rich environment filled with relevant, relational learning and fun.
We know it can feel strange to leave your child with others and we have considered this. We deeply value the safety and security of all children and volunteers. No matter which class your child goes to, he or she will be checked in each week and given a security sticker with a unique security code on it and a matching parent sticker. For your child’s safety, only the person with the matching security sticker will be allowed to check him or her out. We also use this unique security code to contact parents using the projector in the auditorium if there is ever a need. Each of our VineyardKids volunteers completes an application process, which includes a security background check, before joining our team and participates in ongoing team training. We also ensure that toys and equipment are safe, sanitized and age appropriate.
What happens in VineyardKids?
Worship. Each age group has a worship time set aside that is relevant to their age. An attitude of worship (giving ourselves to God) is led by our volunteers as they jump around and sing along! In addition to this we also take time to worship God through offering and talking with God in prayer.
Teaching. Using a variety of methods such as sensory experiences, hands-on activities, crafts, dramatic play, small group discussion and media, we teach children in practical application of Biblical truths. Each classroom has age specific lessons and activities.
Small Groups. Grade school students have the opportunity to meet in small groups of kids with an adult leader who loves them and encourages them to grow in their friendships with each other and with God!
Volunteers. We have an amazing team of volunteers that are committed and here to build relationships with your kids every weekend. They’re the foundation of Vineyard Kids. As incredibly gifted teachers, they are highly invested in building relationships with your children and helping them grow spiritually.
Every week kids have an opportunity to develop faith, applying key virtues, and easy-to-remember truths.
Nursery: 6 weeks to 24 months
Our ministry to children at the Vineyard begins in the nursery. We see our time with infants and toddlers as an opportunity to express the love of Jesus to them every time we hold them, feed them a bottle and care for their needs. During their time in the nursery, they will have supervised free play, hear stories, and songs about God and be prayed for by our trained nursery volunteers.
Early Childhood: 2 Years to Kindergarten
We believe that even our youngest VineyardKids can accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, love Him wholeheartedly and grow into His devoted followers. During their time with us, children spend time worshipping as a large group, then split up into age specific class rooms where they receive Bible teaching, do fun crafts and activities that reinforce the teaching.
We are excited by the truth that kids can accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, love Him wholeheartedly and grow into His devoted followers. During their time with us, children spend time worshipping and interacting as a large group, then split up into age specific small groups where they engage in Bible teaching, participate in discussions, prayer and activities that reinforce the teaching and apply Biblical truths to life today.