CHILDREN & FAMILIES

We desire and pray for spiritual transformation to occur in the life of a child at church and at home. We are convinced that ministry to children is best accomplished by creatively teaching God's Word and Story and then offering encouragement, practical training and tools based in scripture to parents. 


We are committed to families in three ways:

  1. To encourage and equip parents with tools and resources to help them be the primary spiritual influencers and disciplers in their homes. 
  2. To teach the truth of God’s Word and the Gospel to children through God's Story in the Bible, music, small group discussions, relationships, and age-appropriate, creative activities and play.
  3. To maintain a safe and secure environment for kids. All volunteers and leaders are carefully screened and a stringent security process is in place for all kids and families.



SUNDAY WORSHIP - 9:30AM

KidCheck check-in station is located near the church office for families with children age 2 through 5th grade.   Leaders will be present to assist and greet your family as ID/Name tags are printed.

  • Our Nursery is equipped with caring adults and youth committed to keeping your children safe and well cared for, serving infants up to 2 year olds.
  • Children 2-4 years old gather for worship and play during each service.
  • Children ages 5 through 2nd grade are dismissed from the sanctuary during the worship service to have their own time of teaching. Children may be picked up in their rooms after the service or left there for Sunday School.

SUNDAY SCHOOL - 11:00AM

From September through May, we offer a comprehensive program for teaching and nurturing the faith children of all ages. 

  • Sunday school meets from 11 to 11:50 am.


Each week children will explore God's story of love, grace and redemption in a classroom format. Our highly creative and caring teachers and assistants strive to create a relational environment that focuses on that day's portion of God's Story through a variety of experiences, activities and crafts. We want your child to grow in God's Story as we teach through the Bible using the curriculum, The Gospel Project for Kids, published by Lifeway. 

We believe that God has created each child uniquely with specific abilities and personalities. We also believe that children can have an active and living faith. Our focus is helping them to love God with all their heart, soul, and strength through a relationship with Jesus Christ. 


LIVE WIRE

SESSION 1:  SepT. 6 – Nov. 15

SESSION 2:  Jan. 10 – March 21

Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm.

GOOD NEWS!

Live Wire is going back stage at Good News - the only morning news show worth watching. We’ll go behind the scenes as we learn about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and how it applies to us today. Stay tuned because it’s time for  music, games, Bible memory & small group activities -  all leading to late-breaking, action –packed Good News!

  • Live Wire welcomes children aged 4 through 5th grade to learn through music, games, skits, stories, and crafts during this fun mid-week club.
  • Call the Office for more information.

VBS 2018

JUNE 11-15, 2018

This Summer, kids will grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments.  As they fill up the defensive line, sideline, and drumline, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. It's time to Gear Up! Get Ready! and Game On!


VBS is just one week each summer for children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. 

The Game Plan

Theme Verse

His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3

 

The Motto

Gear up!
Get ready!
Game On!

 

The Daily Content

Day 1: Jesus Cares About Me
Day 2: Jesus Gives Me Hope
Day 3: Jesus Helps Me Believe
Day 4: Jesus Loves Me
Day 5: Jesus Gives Me Joy


LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER?

JOIN OUR MINISTY TEAM!

We believe that ministry volunteers have a lasting impact on the children they serve. Our relationship with them will represent the love of Christ. Because of this great responsibility before the Lord (James 3:1), we require all volunteers to complete a background check, meet specific qualifications, and expectations , be qualified, and we feel it is important to communicate to you the qualifications for volunteers, the expectations we have for you while being a volunteer, and the great blessings you can look forward to as a children’s ministry volunteer.

If you would like more information about becoming a Children’s Ministry volunteer, please contact Joel Sisson our Family Pastor or the Church Office.

Every potential ministry volunteer at the Village Church | Western Springs Baptist Church will participate in the following screening process.  

  • A Children's Ministry Application which includes at least two references.
  • A Background Check release form
  • Online Video Child Safety Training
  • Interview
  • Briefed on Child Safety Procedures