Loving and secure care is provided in both Sunday services (8:30 and 10:30 am) for precious little ones aged birth - 24 months. All of our Nursery workers are regular VCF attendees whose backgrounds have been cleared. Toys are age-appropriate and soothing Worship music is played. New families would check in at the KidVenture Welcome Station.
Children enjoy coming to church and learning in an environment that is safe, loving, fun, and appropriate for their attention span. Our Preschool classes are offered at both services (8:30 & 10:30) and are divided into two age groups:
Preschool 1(2 & 3 year olds) offers a short Bible lesson each week from Discipleland's "See What God Does" curriculum, and has toys, puzzles, books, snacks, music, and sometimes video or crafts. Our leaders actively welcome & engage little ones throughout their time together.
Preschool 2 (4 & 5 year olds) offers a Bible lesson each week from David C Cook's "Tru" curriculum. VCF is so blessed to have a Preschool 2 Coordinator who consistently provides creative and memorable teaching methods and crafts in a loving, fun, and engaging environment. We see kids excitedly looking forward to participating and learning!
K-1st graders are welcomed into a loving environment with dedicated and nurturing leaders and experience a time of play and fellowship, a circle time with interactive lessons, games and crafts that reinforce the lesson, and have a memory verse activity. The same lesson is offered at both services so children are given the same opportunity to learn, regardless of which service they attend.
The curriculum is a two year plan by David C. Cook called "Bible in Life" focuses on four basic goals: connect, teach, apply, motivate.
At VCF, we believe Scripture teaches that parents are the primary spiritual leaders for their children, and so provide tools to help parents in that important endeavor. Each quarter, students bring home a page that introduces parents to that quarter's teaching. Each week, students bring home pages that they worked on and are encouraged to discuss what they learned with their parents.
Our elementary kids recently completed an overview of Scripture with"What's in the Bible?".
Our 2nd-4th graders are embarking on a three year journey with
"Explore the Bible: Kids", which helps make the Bible come alive with historical context,
engaging activities, interesting video clips, and explains how different portions
of Scripture connect with other portions so kids can better understand God’s Word.
Kids in 2nd-6th grade are able to attend Kids' Kamp-In in the spring (fun annual overnight event).
Kids in 3rd-6th grade are able to attend winter camp.
Kids entering 3rd-6th grade are able to attend summer camp.
For info on QUEST, our preteen ministry for 5th-6th graders, check out our QUEST PRETEENS page.
For the latest info, check out our events page!