VC Kids provides a place where parents and kids can connect with God and with each other. All in a fun and safe environment. Children’s ministries for babies and kids through 6th grade are available during all weekend services.
Infant – Kindergarten
Our staff provides special care and individual attention. Children are shown that church is a happy place where they are loved and valued. Preschoolers have a great environment to play in and to learn about Jesus.
Nursery (Up to 23 months)
The infant/toddler area provides special care and individual attention. Children are introduced to Jesus’ love through the KidZone team. Children are shown that church is a happy place where they are loved and valued.
Toddlers (2- 3 years)
The toddler classrooms provide special care to active and curious individuals. Children are introduced to Jesus’ love through Bible stories, worship, prayer and activity time. We utilize the Jesus Storybook Curriculum to support this goal.
Preschool & Kindergarten
Children learn about Jesus’ love through Bible stories, worship, prayer and activity time. We also spend time soaking up Jesus’ presence to become saturated with His love. We use large and small group learning dynamics to support these goals, as well as the Jesus Storybook Curriculum.
Garage (1st-5th Grade)
This age group engages in large group worship and teaching alongside more personal small group time with adult leaders. We utilize Kids Carrying the Kingdom, a curriculum focused on preparing our students to understand their spiritual identity and the impact this has upon their lives. We teach on the Kingdom of God, the Holy Spirit and the royal mission Jesus has prepared for each student.
kidz@nite weekly programming for Kindergarten – 5th grade kids meets every Wednesday night at 6:30.
It is an act of worship and devotion when parents present their children (and themselves) to God, asking that His purposes be fulfilled.
At Heartland Vineyard Church we dedicate children to the Lord. We follow the example set by Hannah as she brought her child, Samuel, and dedicated him to God and to His service 1 Samuel 1:24-28. And, at the time of purification according to the law of Moses, Joseph and Mary presented the boy Jesus at Jerusalem in an act of dedication. Luke 2:22, 27-28, 29
Is a Dedication Different Than a Baptism?
YES! At Heartland Vineyard we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of a believer’s baptism before we baptize them.
Baptism is an outward confession of a person who has already believed in Jesus Christ. Acts 2:38-4:22; Acts 8:37-38
Some churches practice a baptism of confirmation for children. This ceremony is intended to be a covenant between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed.
This is different from the baptism talked about in the Bible which was only for those old enough to believe. The purpose of Baptism is to publicly confess your personal commitment to Christ.
At Heartland Vineyard we teach and encourage every participant to be baptized the way Jesus demonstrated. However, we ask that parents wait until their child is old enough to make their own personal confession.
Please contact Carrie Metz if you have questions.