Family Ministry Director
office: 480-991-6424 ext. 160
Our mission is to point children and families to Jesus and to help them grow in relationship with Him.
Our vision for children’s ministry at VPC is committed to providing:
VPC is a place where infants, children, families, teachers, and volunteers can experience and share Christ’s love for us. Read VPC's Protection Policy.
Each week we create an engaging atmosphere where students can build a foundation for faith, belief, and response to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
We work to partner with, equip and support parents, as the most influential people in their children’s lives.
Nursery 3-22 months
Toddlers 2-3 years
The nursery and toddler rooms will open with mitigation procedures in place on August 30th. Reservations required.
Each child should have a small labeled bag/pack. Suggested items include bottles, a change of clothes, diapers/wipes, and a favorite blanket. If your child is potty training please send an extra set of underwear and clothing.
We have a NUT FREE nursery and do our best to accommodate other food allergies.
Each Sunday children in the toddler room participate in a simple lesson, with a song, prayer, and story and/or craft. (link to New Visitor info)
Children 3 years old through 5th grade
Sunday School is offered virtually at this time. We will be reevaluating our return to in-person Sunday School along with Session.
When we return to in-person Sunday School kids will be invited to join their parents at the beginning of the worship service then are excused to meet their grade level volunteer leaders following the children’s message. Each week we help kids understand the Bible stories in relevant ways and grow in affection for Jesus. We work our way through the scriptures, and whether we are learning about the old or new testament children will hear the message of salvation.
God ... values the presence and praise of children in worship - Matt 18:14; Mark 10:14; Luke 18:16
Unlike baseball or ballet, however, worship is best taught by parents ..." - Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman
Look in our weekly emails for links to Sunday Worship parent guides and printables to engage your children at home.
Periodically throughout the year, we encourage families to worship together. This is a great time for parents to model and teach their children about worship.
Family Worship 3y.o. and up
Christmas Eve, Sunday after Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, Blessing of the Backpacks, Labor Day
Family Worship 2nd grade and up
Oasis kids! (K-5th graders) & Oasis minis (3-5 year olds) meet from 6-7:30 on Wednesday nights September through May.
Oasis kids! is a safe and fun environment to grow in faith in creative ways. Your child will build, draw, play, craft, sing, have fun, and learn more about Jesus with staff members from our Children’s and Music ministries. Oasis Minis! is a similar experience with age-appropriate activities for your little ones.
*Oasis nursery care available for parents registered for Oasis classes. Click here for more information.
Families are the most influential people in their children's lives. The Bible teaches us in Deuteronomy 6:4-7 that a family is an essential place for passing on the faith. VPC Family ministry seeks to create experiences that equip, empower, and support families in this endeavor. Select any of the workshops below to learn more or to print resource guides!
Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray. - Proverbs 22:6
Family Workshops offer singles a place to become intentional about their future, couples a place to work on a strong marriage, parents an opportunity to form the faith of their children, and grandparents a chance to use their influence to point the next generation toward God.
You'll find resource guides for all of our workshops below as well as on our Family Workshops Articles list located on the VPC Resource page.
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