Kids & Youth
Nursery (Infants–18 months)
We want to provide an enjoyable environment for your babies so that you can connect with Jesus. We offer a fully staffed nursery ministry with caring, well-trained, and background checked caregivers and parent volunteers. During each service we spend time with your baby showing them God’s love through play, hugs, worship, snack and story. Your child will benefit most by arriving with a fresh diaper and a full belly! (We do provide snack during the service, but we are unable to feed your child breakfast or lunch.)
You can drop off your child any time before or during the service. There is a window in the back of the sanctuary that will allow you to peek in and see how your little one is doing.
We also have a special room in the nursery that you can use to nurse your child or put them down for a nap. The room is equipped with a two-way mirror so that you can still see the services.
We teach and equip the children live in the reality of the Kingdom of God. We have worship, the children are taught Bible verses, Prayer, and we have fun games & Bible crafts/activities. We have beautiful large indoor playground area for the preschool age children.
Children come in to a nurturing environment where the day’s bible story will be presented in an engaging, child-friendly way, followed by a worship time. Their craft will be tied into the story. Parents will receive a take-home paper telling them what their child learned that day with ideas for devotions and follow-up activities. Each week they will be engaged in fun activities and learn a memory verse.
Kids Church (1st–4th grade)
At Kids Church, the leaders engage in fun activities with the kids, and then we break into small groups where they do activities to prepare for the day’s lesson. Then we return to a large group setting where we worship, share a creative presentation of that day’s Bible story, and teach the main points and verse. We then return to small groups to follow up with the lesson, pray together, and do some sort of activity that brings the lesson home. Finally, we come back together for a review-game.
Checking In and Checking Out
At check-in, you’ll give us some information about your child such as allergies, and you’ll be instructed on which classroom your child will be in. These are coded by colors. You and your child will get a label with a unique number that we’ll put on the screen in the Auditorium and Lobby if there is reason for you to come help your child. Put one label on your child and hold on to the other one. We’ll then tell you where to head next.
At check-out, affix your label on the check-out sheet and advise the adults in the room on who your child is. For Nursery and Preschool, you should go to the room where you dropped your child off.
There are many opportunities to serve our kids. Email Iris Andersson to learn more.
Limitless (Middle School)
Did you know that 80 percent of those who follow Jesus today made that commitment between age 4 and 14? That's why we love pouring into the lives of 10- to 14-year-olds, introducing them to the love of Jesus and equipping them to play an exciting role in God's kingdom today. We also think middle school students are incredibly fun!
Limitless is for 5th to 8th graders and meets during the 9:30 and 11:30 am services in the youth area (back by the pop machines). During our Sunday meetings we play crazy games, hear messages that apply the words of Jesus to our lives, sing praise to God with rocking, relevant worship, and get to know each other through fun free time activities and small group breakouts. We start off as one big group then split into Limitless 56 and Limitless 78 halfway between the service for age-specific teaching and activities.
We also have small groups that meet during the week and a fun event each month, ranging from trips to cool places like a corn maze, trampoline centers or laser tag, insane game nights and a celebration meal at the end of the school year. In February we have an annual winter retreat and in June we go to beautiful Lake Geneva for a traditional weeklong summer camp. Limitless also puts a big emphasis on service and outreach, with outreach planned throughout the year to folks like nursing home residents and those at the Harvest food pantry, and a summer full of weekly service activities followed by a short worship service and fun on the beach or in the park.
To learn more about Limitless email Stephanie Regester at [email protected].
VisionQuest (VQ — High School)
VisionQuest exists to help Vineyard high school students and their friends encounter a life changing relationship with God; to equip them to live lives of faith and integrity at this crucial season of life, and to empower them to become leaders in their communities.
Our main youth meeting is Sunday evenings from 5:00–7:00pm at the Vineyard.
Involvement in VQ will increase the possibility of high school kids developing strong faith, integrity, and life giving friendships. We also have many other activities that happen throughout the year: small groups, retreats, our annual service trip to Mexico, and tons of fun activities throughout the year. If you are interested in finding out more about our high school community, please email Chris Herning at [email protected].