Children's Ministry

Mission and Vision

At Vineville Baptist Church we recognize the importance of providing children with a strong foundation of faith.  Our desire is to create experiences that will whet their appetites and begin in them a hunger for deeper faith in God our Creator, Jesus Christ our Savior, and the Holy Spirit our Sustainer.  The children of the church are cherished for their exuberance and embraced as a gift.  At VBC, children are welcomed as an important and integral part in all aspects of the Church.

Preschool Sunday School
Sundays at 9:35 a.m.

During our weekly Sunday School time children are given the opportunity to grow in their understanding of God as they study the Bible in age appropriate ways through hands-on activities and intentional life-application discussion.  We currently utilize the Gospel Project, a Christ-centered, chronological Bible study for our 3 and 4 year olds.  Our Kindergarteners currently use Explore the Bible, a book-by-book Bible study.

Where and When

Sunday School meets from 9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
– Babies – 2 years meet in our Sammons building in Room 106.
Led by Cathy Corrigan, Deidra Harris, Jennifer Kelly, and Mary Catherine O’Neal
– 3 years – Kindergarten meet in our Sammons building in Room 103.
Led by Norma Thompson and Gyni Wood

 

Preschool Choir
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Preschool Choir at VBC includes children from 3K through Kindergarten.  Preschoolers will have the opportunity to sing during a Christmas program in December and during an end-of-year program in May; these programs are on Wednesday nights around 6:30 pm.

Preschool choir emphasizes steady beat, simple rhythm patterns, matching pitch, and basic concepts such as high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow.  Age-appropriate spiritual concepts are woven into our teaching as we discuss the words we are singing.

Our preschool choir is not only for the children of Vineville Baptist families, but also children whose families do not have a church home or whose church home is not able to provide a graded choir program.  Visitors are always welcome!

Preschool Mission Friends
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Mission Friends is for children ages 3 years through Kindergarten.  In Mission Friends, we strive to plant seeds of God’s love for each child and for others.  Our curriculum comes from CBF and is a downloadable resource designed to teach preschoolers about missions and the missional life by engaging all 5 senses through experiential learning.  We also assist with various local mission projects to help those in need, teaching and embodying the truth that it is more meaningful to give than to receive.  We support ministries who serve those in our community and other parts of the world.  Our activities encourage a life-long commitment to learning scripture, praying, giving, and serving others.

Children's Sunday School

Sundays at 9:35 a.m.

During our weekly Sunday School time children are given the opportunity to grow in their understanding of God as they study the Bible in age appropriate ways through hands-on activities and intentional life-application discussion.  We currently utilize the Gospel Project, a Christ-centered, chronological Bible study for our 1st-5th graders.

Where and When

Sunday School meets from 9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
– 1st and 2nd Graders meet in our Moore building in Room 305.
– Led by Stacy Whitehead and Rhonda Terry

– 3rd-5th Graders meet in our Moore building in Room 306.
– Led by Barbara Jones, Eric Blizzard, and Michael O’Neal

 

Children's Choir
Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.

Our Children’s Choir is named, “Treble Makers”.  At VBC Treble Makers include children from 1st through 5th grade.  The Treble Makers sing during a Christmas program in December and during an end-of-year program in May; these programs are on Wednesday evenings around 6:30 p.m..  Treble Makers also have the opportunity to lead in worship on Sunday mornings throughout the year.

Treble Makers have access to a wide variety of rhythm instruments, resonator bells, Boomwhackers, and Orff instruments.  They also use choir chimes and handbells.  The choir will sing with both recordings and piano accompaniment.  Musical concepts and singing skills are taught in both small group and large group settings.  The Treble Makers build on the foundation of the preschool choir by adding more difficult rhythms, singing in parts, music reading, and performance skills.  Age-appropriate spiritual concepts are woven into our teachings as we discuss the words we are singing.

Treble Makers include not only the children of our Vineville Baptist families, but also children whose families do not have a church home or whose church home is not able to provide a graded choir program.  Visitors are always welcome!

Children's Missions
Periodically 

Kingdom Kids is for children in grades 1-5.  As Kingdom Kids participate in a variety of mission projects and learn about missionaries around the world, they are learning to embody the truth that it is more meaningful to give than to receive.  Our activities encourage a life-long commitment to learning scripture, praying, giving, and serving others.  These activities take place periodically throughout the year.

Consignment Sale

We look forward to our Children’s Consignment Sale every year!  TWICE a year, actually!  This sale supports families in our communities who consign with us as well as families in our communities who shop with us.  Our church’s Children’s Ministry is also blessed by some of the proceeds of this sale.  We’d love to have you be a part of it with us!  Follow this link to find out more and to register!

Family Vacation Bible School

Our family style VBS is a blast!  We would love for the families of 3 year olds – completed 5th graders to join us for an incredible time of learning that we can trust God no matter what challenges we face in life.  Camp Firelight invites us to put our trust in God in every situation, including during times when we might be afraid.

This year, families will come to Camp Firelight and learn to face their fears while trusting in God.
– Campers will discover that even as we face fear of the unknown and the possibilities of aloneness like Jacob, we can put our trust in God to go with us on the journeys to where God leads us.
– Through the story of Ruth choosing to go with Naomi and follow her back to Bethlehem, campers will be invited to ponder the ways we can trust and see God leading in our own lives and in the lives of others.
– Campers will be invited to consider how we, like young Jesus, can both begin the journey of pursuing God’s wisdom and trust God to share wisdom that will go with us throughout our lives.
– Through the story of Jesus calming the storm and bringing peace to his disciples, campers will learn that, like Jesus, we all can ask God for peace during the storms that crash against our lives and know that God is with us through it all.
– Campers will be invited to consider how, like Philip, we can respond to God’s love and grae ourselves, how we can share it with others, and how we can trust God to spark joy in our lives as we live out this key part of our own discipleship.

All you need to do is complete and return this registration form by May 15, 2024 to be receive your spot at Camp Firelight!

The Campgrounds will be open June 10-13, 6:00pm-7:30pm

What to expect on your first visit

We would love to welcome you as our guest!  Our preschoolers (babies-Kindergarten) and children (1st-5th) meet on the first floor of our Sammons Building.  We encourage you to park in our Pierce parking lot and enter our building via the door closest to Pierce Avenue.  Preschool families will check in using nametags that have an accompanying parent pick-up tag.  This helps us ensure preschoolers are only dismissed to an approved adult.  Parents will check their children in with the teachers at their respective classes.  These teachers will bring the children to the Guest Reception area for pick-up prior to worship.

When you arrive in the building our amazing volunteers would welcome the opportunity to personally usher you to your classes!

Background Checks

All staff and volunteers ages 18+ undergo background checks prior to serving with children or youth.  These background checks are repeated every two years.

Other Questions

I have other questions about the children’s ministry at Vineville Baptist Church.  With whom do I speak?  Leigh Halverson is our Minister of Family Life and Education.  You may email Leigh or call the Church Office, 478-743-9366 to speak with Leigh.