Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

Our Children’s Ministry has 4 classrooms:

Jam Babies: 6 weeks – 2 years Jam Twos: 2 year olds
Jam Junior: 3 years – kindergarten Kidz Jam: 1st-5th grade

Our priority is to provide a safe, welcoming environment where children can experience the love and power of God, learn about the Bible, grow in relationship with each other, and worship in fun ways.

Sarah Anderson Children’s Ministry Director

 

Jam Babies
This classroom is for children age 6 weeks to 2 years old. It is a vibrant, colorful room with a variety of toys and activities to bolster young minds. Our volunteers love to pray over the babies, rock them in our gliders, blow bubbles with them, and sing worship songs with them. The room is calm, loving, and joyful!

 

Jam Twos
This classroom is for children that are 2 years old. The children get a chance to have lots of free play time, with an emphasis on sensory experiences and a chance to do the craft for the week. The curriculum for this room focuses on simple, powerful truths such as “God is miraculous,” “God makes me brave,” and “Jesus loves me.” We start to work with the children on sitting and having a lesson. The children practice a memory verse, hear a Bible story, have a small snack, dance and sing together, and also pray for one another each week. The Jam Twos have a great time playing and learning about God together.

Elly Thielen
Jam Twos Team Leader

Jam Junior
The Jam Junior classroom is for children age 3 through Kindergarten. Ms. April is our Jam Junior coordinator. Our Jam Junior class starts out with free play and craft time. We begin our lesson time with worship where we dance and sing together. A small snack is served while listening to a Bible story or lesson. We engage in a group game and have a ministry time. During the ministry time, the kids have a chance to receive prayer and to pray for each other. They are learning to hear God speak to them through pictures, feelings, and words and how to pray for healing. We end our time together with small groups. The kids get a chance to color a page, get to know each other better, and talk about the lesson. The Jam Junior room is busy, full of life, and bursting with love and joy!

Our curriculum includes the Jesus Storybook Bible, Soncatchers, and a variety of Vineyard Resources materials.

April Ingram
Jam Junior Coordinator

Kidz Jam
The Kidz Jam classroom is for children in 1st through 5th grade. Ms. Alexandria is our Kidz Jam coordinator. The day starts with a chance for kids to chat, play foosball, color, or play a game. We then play an energetic group game and start the lesson. Our lessons focus on many different topics including: prophecy, healing prayer, how to read the Bible, Bible stories, and our identity in Jesus. We worship together— always with some high energy dance songs and also quiet, reflective songs. We close with ministry time. Our kiddos hear from God regularly and see healings happen each week as they pray for each other. This classroom is truly a place of worship, power, friendship, and fun!

Our curriculum includes material from Bethel Church, Vineyard Resources, and original Vineyard Northwest materials created by our coordinators, teachers, and director.

 Alexandria Hardy
Kidz Jam Coordinator

For more information
about Children’s Ministry

Sarah Anderson
Children’s Ministry Director

(513)385-4888

Alexandria Hardy
Kidz Jam Coordinator

(513)385-4888

April Ingram
Jam Junior Coordinator
april@vcnw.org
(513)385-4888

Elly Thielen
Jam Twos Team Leader
elly2517@gmail.com