Children's Ministry exists to partner with parents, to help lay a spiritual framework for children from infancy to fourth grade. We seek to create a safe and loving environment so that children can grow in their relationship with Jesus and other children their own age. We provide materials and support for our teachers so they can focus on loving the children.
We have a wide range of age specific programs for children designed with the understanding that children need a spiritual framework for their lives too. Young people learn to experience God at their level, become equipped to pray, and learn to trust in God for themselves. All of our staff and volunteers working with minors go through a screening process, and are supervised to insure a safe and quality environment for them.
Throughout the year we have events that are focused on the children, Fall Festival, a Christmas Program, an Easter Egg Hunt and Camp Create, our week-long summer program.
Here's what's available:
Nursing Moms Room: For moms who prefer to care for their infants themselves, we have a quiet and comfortable nursery located just off the auditorium that is perfect for you and your nursing baby. It’s outfitted with comfortable recliners, dim lights, and you can watch and listen to the Celebration through a one-way window.
Vineyard Nursery: A clean, comfortable, well staffed and well stocked nursery for birth through eighteen months, is right next to the sanctuary. Available from ten minutes before each service until the end of the service. A registration process insures that parents and guardians are matched with their children for pick up.
Vineyard Pre-School: Age appropriate classes for the young ones are well staffed and provide a safe and caring environment and simple lessons for the older pre-school children. The rooms have age specific toys and activities. (Kindergarten is included in the pre-school program.) Available from ten minutes before each service until the end of the service. A registration process insures that parents and guardians are matched with their children for pick up.
Vineyard Student Ministries, Grades 1-5. Teaching methods and worship styles are specifically designed for and adapted to the capabilities of this age group! We employ a curriculum called Bible Max, by Group Publishers. With the help of our committed volunteers, we provide a safe environment where children can enjoy great learning and loving relationships from 1st through 5th grade. We believe that learning should be fun, so we create our own dramas and activities. This results in Bible lessons that are age-appropriate, interactive and relevant to today's children. The Faith Weaver program includes activity centers, large group dramas and small groups. Check in children at the Children's Ministry Check In table in the north corridor, across from the Children's Ministry Office.
Vineyard Children's Center: A licensed daycare providing a safe and loving environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.