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What is Vineyard Kids?
Vineyard Kids is the children’s ministry of Maryville Vineyard Church. We serve kids birth through fifth grade.
What are we about?
The Vineyard Kids Ministry motto is “Way to Go!” because it describes what we’re doing: we are showing kids that Jesus is the Way to Go and we are encouraging them, “Way to Go!” Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” We want to point our kids to Jesus because He is the Way!
What do we do?
We strive to creatively communicate that Jesus is the “Way to Go!” by encouraging growth through prayer, songs and worship, small group time, and studying God’s Word together in a safe and engaging environment.
To learn more about the classes designed specifically for your child, click the tabs below or contact us:
Info for Parents
Parents or guardians need to visit the information desk in the cafe to complete a one-time registration for each child before they attend class for the first time. You will receive a family ID number that you’ll use each time you attend the Vineyard, along with everything you’ll need for classroom check-in. Our six classroom locations are easy to find… check out our floor plan.
Check-In & Check-Out
Children are welcomed into the classrooms 15 minutes prior to services and must be checked in by a parent or guardian. Using invisible ink, a teacher will write your family Id number on the wrists of both you and your child. Nursery-age children will receive a name tag instead of invisible ink.
As soon as you’re finished worshiping, please go back to the classroom so we can verify that the numbers on your wrists match and check your child out of class. We ask that parents do not enter the classroom for security reasons, but that you remain at the door until your child is dismissed to you.
Our elementary aged students will promote to the next class at the end of the school year which will be the first Sunday of June. Our nursery through preschool aged children will promote to the next class around their birthday according to their age. One exception is that we leave it up to the parents discretion for the nursery to toddler transition according to when the parents feel their child is a confident walker and ready to move to the toddler class. This could be anywhere from 12 months and beyond.
For all ages and grades, when your child is ready to move up to the next class, please stop by our Kids’ Registration Desk in the lobby to fill out a form to indicate that they will be moving up.
If you are needed at any time during the service, we will post your family ID number in the corner of the screen in the sanctuary. Please watch for numbers during the service and go to your child’s classroom promptly if your number is posted.
Diapers and Diaper Bags
Please make sure your bags have Vineyard Bag Tags marked with your family ID number so we can match bags to children in the classrooms. Please stock your bag with diapers, wipes, and burp cloths that we can use for your little ones, to make sure that we are using the products that your baby’s skin is used to.
Feedings and Snacks
In the Nursery, please indicate on the check-in sheet when you expect your baby to eat and include any special instructions we’ll need to know. Toddlers may bring a labeled sippy cup with water or juice, but milk is not permitted in the class due to allergies. We serve our kids gluten-free rice chex, apple juice, and occasionally give smarties and dum dums.
Good Health & Safety
Children who show signs or symptoms of fever or any other contagious disease are not accepted into our classrooms. We have a first aid kit in all of our rooms and many of our volunteers are CPR certified.
Ages: 0-1 (Newborn through Crawlers)
Ages: 1-2 (Walking through age 2)
Ages: 3-4 Years
Age 5 to Grade 1
Ages: 5 Years to Grade 1
We created an action-packed class for early elementary kids that’s always moving and constantly learning. Our teachers use many different methods to speak to all learning styles. We’ll learn the gospel and Bible truths through lessons, stories, skits, crafts, and games. We also place a huge emphasis on worshiping God with our words, prayers, songs, hearts, and lives. Each week your child will participate in kids worship in room 103 led by our Kids Worship Team. They will learn what it means to worship and and how to engage in worship.
Ages: Grades 2-3
Our 2nd and 3rd graders will love learning about God’s Word in a fun and exciting way in this class. They will be learning how to draw closer to God through lessons, scripture memorization, prayer time and small group time. We also place a huge emphasis on worshiping God with our words, prayers, songs, hearts, and lives. Each week your child will participate in kids worship in room 103 led by our Kids Worship Team. They will learn what it means to worship and and how to engage in worship.
Ages: Grades 4-5
Room 101 (Living Room)
Our 4th and 5th grade elementary students will love learning all about the Bible in this class. They will be encouraged and challenged as this class is designed to teach Biblical literacy, truth, and application. We want to engage their hearts and their minds through prayer, worship, small group time and studying God’s Word.
Ages: 5 Years to 5th Grade
During the 5:00 pm service, our elementary aged kids will be participating in KIDMO. KIDMO is an exciting and engaging video based curriculum that our kids just love! We have fun as we sing songs and worship, learn about the lesson, and memorize scripture all in a little friendly team competition! After the KIDMO lesson is over, we break into small groups to help the children apply God’s Word into their daily lives and take time to share prayer requests and pray together.