Welcome to Vertical Kids.
The best way to reach a child is to tell a story. Each weekend, kids (babies to 5th grade) experience the life-changing power of Jesus and His word through worship and story. We’ve designed our kid environments with your child in mind to be safe, fun, and filled with age-appropriate learning tools.
Vertical Church uses the Harvest Children's Curriculum which immerses kids and preschoolers in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through Harvest Children's Curriculum, children will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story — God’s story of redemption.
What to Expect
Three classes with age-appropriate teaching and activities are held for Ages 0-2, Ages 3-5, and Grades 1-5. All Vertical Kids volunteers have been carefully trained and background checked.
After children are checked-in, they head to their classrooms for warm-up and introductory activities. These activities are designed to introduce the Bible story and get children ready to learn.
Worship and Story
Every age group has a chance to worship God each week, with the aim of teaching children how to worship in spirit and in truth. We also believe the Word of God should be taught boldly and correctly. Each week the Bible story and connection to Jesus is presented in both video form and from teachers who open their Bibles and teach with authority, We incorporate all we know about how children learn into how we teach the truth of Scripture.
Follow Up Activities
The remainder of ministry time (between 30-60 minutes depending on the age) is dedicated to a small group experience to follow up on the Bible teaching. For younger children, conversations and activities bring the Bible teaching to life in a hands-on and fun way. As they mature, the small group questions move towards more personal application of the large group teaching. Scripture memorization, prayer and a snack time are also included. Please let us know if you child has any allergies!