Children at Village Church
Village Church is a congregation that welcomes and values children. Our adult and teen volunteers are committed to helping children come to know Jesus as Savior and to grow in their walk with Him.
We offer a supervised play experience for our younger children at the 9:00 hour, along with an elementary school class that hosts kindergarteners through 5th grade.
Our 10:30 Children’s Church follows the Superbook, video and activity-based curriculum. The children start in worship, and after singing and prayer, head to their classes for age appropriate teaching. We divide our students into two classes: a 4 year old-kindergarten group, and a first to fifth grade class which begin together for the video and then divide into girls’ and boys’ small groups.
Learning Opportunities for Kids at Village Church
FIRST HOUR CONNECTIONS (9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings)
Supervised Care – for children up through Kindergarten
VCL offers a secure environment for exploring independent and integrated play.
Includes a Bible story and other guided learning.
Gradeschool Class – for children in grades 1-5
This class offers hands-on learning, creative projects, and discussion based on lessons from the Bible. We focus these classes on teaching Christian disciplines such as prayer, reading the Bible, journaling, worshipping, etc.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH (10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings)
Nursery Care – for 0-24 months
The 2-s and 3-s preschool class includes organized play, a Bible lesson, craft and a snack. (Group hands-on curriculum)
Children ages 4-5th grade
Children of this age sit with their parents during the worship time and are dismissed to go to their age-appropriate classes. We use Max Lucado’s The Story curriculum for ages 4-5 and the Superbook curriculum for grades 1st – 5th. Parents pick up their children from their classrooms following the service.
Bags are available for children to take and return after the service. They are located near the Welcome Center. Contents include notebooks, crayons, pencils, color sheets, and stickers and are age-appropriate through 4th grade.
Volunteers and Staff
The Village Church is a congregation that welcomes and values children. All volunteer and paid staff are screened and are committed to helping children come to know Jesus as Savior and to grow in their walk with Him.
Statement of Purpose
The Children’s Education Ministry Team is dedicated to supplementing the family to lay a spiritual foundation that, in God’s timing, will lead our children into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and to provide a place where they can grow in their knowledge and love for God.
Statement of Vision
For our children:
- To create an atmosphere where learning about Jesus is both fun and life changing.
For our workers:
- To provide the skills and resources needed in order to minister effectively.
For our church:
- To help the members of our church find a place where they can use their God-given abilities in service in an area that is best suited for them.
A copy of our Policies and Procedures is available upon request from the Children’s Education Ministry Team. This manual includes the team’s responsibilities, ministries and programs we oversee during the year and our Child Safety Policy.