Children & Youth Ministries

Our approach to coming generations is shaped by the perspective of Robert Coles, professor of Psychiatry at Harvard, who maintains that children have profound spiritual concerns and benefit from a spiritual framework. (see The Spiritual Life of Children by Robert Coles.) The church is a place for parents and children to build that framework drawing on the resources of Christian faith.



What Happens with the Kids?

Vineyard Kids classes exist so that each person can learn to experience God at their level, become equipped to pray, and learn to trust in God for themselves. The church is a place for parents and children to build a framework for vibrant spirituality that can last for life, grounded in the Christian faith.

Marissa Jadrich Ortiz and Sam Tidball provide pastoral supervision of children and youth ministries and serve alongside a tremendous team of pastoral interns and volunteers. All of our staff and volunteers working with minors go through a screening process, and are supervised to ensure a safe and quality environment for them.

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 Kids (2-10  years old): Vineyard Kids classes meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Kids can make a nametag at the Check In table in the sanctuary, and they will be dismissed after opening worship. Every Sunday kids explore a Bible story, try new ways to pray, and celebrate belonging to God’s family.


Vineyard Children’s Center
A licensed daycare providing a safe and loving environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Learn more at the Vineyard Children Center’s website »


For Youth

We aim to provide an environment where our students have a chance to get to know God and connect with others in a setting that nurtures fun, challenge, and spiritual growth.


Youth Group:
6th-12th grade students are invited to gather in the youth room on the first and third Sundays of the month from 11:45am-1:00pm. We start youth group with a game or an activity. There are donuts or some type of treat followed by a quick lesson and faith based discussion. We typically end by sharing prayer requests.

Covid Policies:
Due to Covid, we aim to meet outside as much as possible near the gaga ball pit weather permitting. If the weather is rainy or cold we will meet indoors in the youth room. Masks are recommended but not required. 

Mission Trips, Retreats, & Special Events
Throughout the year we host special events such as beach trips, sledding, ice-skating, laser tag, game nights, corn mazes, bonfires, etc. We also seek service opportunities like helping out with our homeless ministry or supporting non-profit organizations.. We seek to do a yearly service trip each summer in various locations around the U.S. 

Please check us out on Facebook to get your up-to-date reports on youth ministry events or email Pastor Sam and ask to get put on the email list for upcoming events and announcements.



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Celebration Times:
Sundays @ 10:45am via livestream

Church Address:
2275 Platt Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 477-9135
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