Children and Youth – Sunday Morning
Please note that we have made some changes to our children’s ministry until we are able to operate without COVID precautions. At this time, grades K – 6 meet 2nd service only. Children are not required to mask; there will be activity packets in the foyer for parents uncomfortable with sending their children to children’s ministry.
Our desire is to express God’s love to our children and youth of all ages, helping them walk a closer relationship with Him. We believe that our children can learn to understand and live out Kingdom values in their daily lives. Jesus clearly affirmed this reality as recorded in Luke 18. “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you, anyone who doesn’t have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God.”
We love children! The following is provided on Sunday mornings at the Vineyard:
- Nursery (birth – 2 years): During the worship service, this room is provided for your children at the back of the sanctuary. Parents can still watch the service on a TV screen in the nursery, and return to the sanctuary as needed.
- Preschool Class (ages 3 – 5): Children ages 3-5 are signed in prior to service and remain in their class until parents pick them up after the worship service. The children will learn Bible stories, fun songs, and do crafts together!
- Children’s Programming (ages 6 – 5th grade): Children from kindergarten through fifth grades go to these downstairs classes, with very qualified teachers. They will begin with their parents in the sanctuary and then head downstairs during the announcement time, immediately following the singing portion of our service. This time includes a large group teaching, small group breakout to affirm and discuss the lesson, an activity and time for prayer.
- Middle School (6th – 8th grade): This year, we began a middle school class that meets every Sunday in the library/conference room. The teachers love middle schoolers! We desire that they learn the great Bible stories and grow in a close relationship with the Lord! The middle school group will begin in the church sanctuary and head downstairs after the worship and singing time.
- High School Class (9th – 12th grade): Our high school class meets in the youth room during the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month (basically every other Sunday). We encourage our youth to get involved in all aspects of the worship service. We currently have youth that play instruments on the worship team, help with media ministry, serve communion, etc.
For more information, contact:
Brittney Planck, Children’s Ministry (Children – Middle School): firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita Hostetler, Youth Leader (Middle School and High School): email@example.com
Vineyard Youth – Tuesday Evening
The youth (7th – 12th grade) are not just the church of tomorrow, they are the church of today! With that in mind, we are equipping the youth group participants to be powerful forces for God. Our mission? To establish living relationships with Christ, each other, and the church! We have some serious fun in youth group, but we are also doing some serious learning through participation and leadership. Join us as we meet the first three Tuesday evenings of every month. We meet in the church basement from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.
If you’d like to join the youth worship team, come at 6:30 instead to practice with the team.
In addition to our gatherings on Tuesdays, we also have periodic activities, social events, and an annual weekend retreat! And of course, we also have a Sunday morning youth classes for both middle school and high school (see the Sunday Activities section above). We welcome you to participate in what God is doing among our youth!
Anita Hostetler, Youth Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org