vKids - Truth
Truth is using all means possible to teach and model the love of God to our children, culminating in the Gospel, which is God’s redemption of humanity through the sacrificial death and resurrection of his Son. We want every child to know and to have a chance to respond to the Gospel. vKids serves children from newborn through fifth grade.
Below is an overview of the three age groups and what they will be learning:
Babies and Toddlers: Our Babies and Toddlers Room is for 0-2 year olds. Here, vKids leaders show babies and toddlers the love of God by caring for them and teaching them through simple words and songs. When a child turns 3 years old, he or she will be promoted to the Preschool Room.
Preschool: Our Preschool Room is for children ages 3-Kindergarten. Our preschoolers have two rooms. The first room is the “Preschool Play Room,” filled with age-appropriate toys, games, and activities for use during the beginning and end of a gathering. The second room is the “Preschool Auditorium,” a dedicated space for our preschoolers to learn God’s Word and worship him through Bible stories, songs, movement, and activities. After a child completes kindergarten, he or she will be promoted to the School-Age Room the following August.
School-Age: Our School-Age Room is for children in 1st-5th grade. At Vintage we believe in learning in circles and in rows, which is why we have worship gatherings and community groups. At vKids, we try to do the same thing. The School-Age Room is an area that allows school-age children to have a large-group style gathering that mirrors what adults do in the worship gathering. This time includes developmentally appropriate skits, worship through song, and biblical teaching.
Afterward, they will have small group time that mirrors what happens in Community Groups all throughout the city. The small group leader will guide the children in applying the biblical message to their own lives through discussion, activities, and prayer. After a child completes fifth grade, he or she will be promoted to vStudents, Vintage’s student ministry, the following August.