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Welcome to Children's Ministry

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:

1. A safe and loving environment

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.

2. An engaging atmosphere for learning

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. 

3.  A partnership with parents

We work to partner with, equip and support parents, as the most influential people in their children’s lives.

SUNDAY

Nursery & Toddlers

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)

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Sunday School

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.  

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Family Worship

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
Summer

First Visit & Mitigation Procedures
  • Check your child(ren) in at a computer station in the sanctuary lobby.
  • You will receive a nametag for each child.
  • For children 0-1st grade, you will receive a guardian receipt for pick up.
  • Infants and toddlers may be dropped off before worship.
  • Kids are 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.
  • Following worship please pick up children 0-1st grade in their rooms. Older children are dismissed to meet their parents.

Mitigation Procedures

SUNDAY SCHOOL ONLINE RESOURCES

WEDNESDAY

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.

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 *Oasis nursery care available for parents registered for Oasis classes.  Click here for more information.

Family Workshops & Milestones

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! 

Overview of Workshops and Milestones

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.

An Introduction to Family Workshops & Milestones

Family Workshops

Nightly Blessing (Age 3+)
Faith Talks (Age 4+)
Prayer (Kindergarten)
Worship (1st Grade)
Technology (4th Grade - coming soon!)
Connection (5th Grade - coming soon!)
Tough Topics (Middle & High School)

Milestones

Events

Staff

Marie Bitticks
Children's Ministry Coordinator

office: 480-991-6424 ext. 136

Susie Huseth
Children's Ministry Assistant

office: 480-991-6424 ext. 136

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