Children's Ministry

Sunday School

The children of the church are cherished for their exuberance and embraced as a gift.  They are involved in worship as well as all aspects of the church.  In Sunday School, they learn about scripture through lessons, music, drama, computers, and art.  The choir and missions programs are enriching and fun.  Annual retreats and events, such as summer camp and Vacation Bible School, are planned for the children and are a focus of the entire church.

At Vineville Baptist Church we recognize the importance of providing children with a strong foundation of faith.  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.

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.
– 3 and 4 years meet in our Sammons building in Room 105.
– Kindergartners meet in our Sammons building in Room 104.
– 1st-3rd Graders meet in our Moore building in Room 305.
– 4th-6th Graders meet in our Moore building in Room 306.

Children’s Choir Programs

Children’s Choirs at VBC include children from 3K through 6th grade. All choirs sing during a Christmas program in December and during an end-of-year program in May; these programs are on Wednesday nights at 7:00. Our schedule follows closely that of the Bibb County Schools, with choirs not meeting the week of Thanksgiving, a couple of weeks after the Christmas program, and during the week of Spring Holidays. Grades 1-6 occasionally sing in the Activities Building following Wednesday night supper or during a Sunday worship service. Every other year or so we present a musical in December or May. The music for our other programs is drawn from our Growing in Grace Children’s Music Curriculum or other resources in our music library.

All of our choirs have access to a wide variety of rhythm instruments, resonator bells, Boomwhackers, and Orff instruments. Grades 1-6 also use choir chimes and handbells. We sing with recordings and with piano accompaniment. Musical concepts and singing skills are taught in both small group and large group settings. Preschool choir emphasizes steady beat, simple rhythm patterns, matching pitch, and basic concepts such as high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow. Treble Makers build on these skills in grades 1-6, adding more difficult rhythms, singing in parts, music reading, and performance skills. They also have access to Maestro, a computer-based music education program. Age-appropriate spiritual concepts are woven into our teaching as we discuss the words we are singing.

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

Mission Friends (Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m.)

Mission Friends is for children ages 3-5 and the child must be 3 years old by September 1.  In Mission Friends, we strive to plant seeds of God’s love for each child and for others. Preschoolers through Kindergarten students will learn about missions through various cultural activities designed specifically for their age level.  Mission Friends uses creative hands-on activities to teach the children about missions throughout the world.  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, who are less fortunate.  Our major mission project is “Breakfast With Mary and Joseph.”  Our activities encourage a life-long commitment to learning scripture, praying, giving, and serving others.

Kingdom Kids (Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m.)

Kingdom Kids is for children in grades 1-6. The curriculum, 252 Basics, centers around 3 basic truths: (1) I can trust God no matter what, (2) I need to make the wise choice, and (3)Treat others the way you want to be treated. Each month, we study a different virtue, such as peace, determination or respect. Each week, a new Bible passage illustrates an aspect of the month’s virtue. We begin as a large group where the bible story is presented through an engaging drama involving audience participation. Students then join a small group to engage in games, crafts and memory verse activities. Throughout the year, we participate in a variety of mission projects, supporting both local and international missions.