CVKids aims to help kids and families live like Jesus.
Kids aren't the future of our church, they are the "current" of our church.
Sunday Morning Classes
CVKids classes are held down the hall from the auditorium at North High School Building where we meet for our Sunday morning service. The classes are divided by age and developmental levels, so that kids progress through our curriculum with others their own age.
If your child is school age, his/her classes begin after worship (the first half hour of our church service).
If your child is younger than kindergarten age, you can take your child to class before worship begins. The CVKids volunteer at the sign in table will be happy to direct you to the correct classroom for your child.
Ages 2 through 4-preK classes start before worship begins. In these classrooms the children will be playing, listening to a Bible story, doing a craft and enjoying a snack.
Kindergarten through 3rd grades are released to their classes after worship in the sanctuary. When they first arrive at their classrooms, they will get to participate in JAM. JAM is a large group interactive drama with storytelling, games, and music. The JAM brings the stories and truth of the Bible to life in kid-friendly ways. Our congregation has committed to financially support a family-style orphan home in Cambodia through Asia's Hope, and our children are also given an opportunity to contribute and then pray together.
4th and 5th grades are invited to participate in an imaginative prayer catechism where they learn about the love and promises of God through immersing themselves in stories from the Bible. Historically, catechism is a summary of Christian principles and doctrine. While we honor and value the historic doctrine's of the church, we've tried to engage in the practice of educating our kids in Christian principles in a way that is more attuned to our value of inviting people into the contemplative and active life.
Sunday Morning Sign In
We use an online system called The City to handle registration of kids on Sunday morning. You can also use The City to get connected and find out what is going on at Central Vineyard throughout the week. You will receive an email after entering information for the first time on Sunday that will direct you to set up a username and password.
To sign in your child on Sunday morning:
1. Scan your existing barcode or ask the CVKids volunter to help you set up a username and password.
2. A sticker will print out for you and your child.
3. One sticker goes on your child, and you keep the security sticker. If your child needs you during the class, the security number will be displayed on the projection screen in our worship space.
4. When you pick your child up from class, give the security sticker to your child's teachers. The teacher will be sure your sticker and your child's sticker have matching numbers.
Please let us know right away if your child has any allergies so this information can appear on his/her sticker each week. We provide bananas for a snack each week in class.
How To Get Involved
Because we love kids so much we take teacher recruitment and training seriously. All teachers must be a part of our congregation for at least 6 months and pass a background check. Additionally, they undergo training for the classes they teach and are supported by a coordinator and the pastors of the the church. Each teacher has 1-2 assistants every week and we follow age-appropriate adult-to-child ratios to ensure that your child is always under appropriate adult supervision.
If you are interested in teaching or assisting in a classroom, contact our CVKids coordinator, Sara Gallaugher, on The City or via email. After some introductions and training, you will be paired with a partner and assigned a classroom to teach one month before a break of three months (a total of a three month commitment for the year).
Do you have questions? Please email Sara!
Approximately every seven weeks throughout the year we have CVKids Sundays. On these Sundays children from Kindergarten age and up stay for the whole service. On these Sundays we worship, have communion, and welcome as normal but then we
ask all the children to come forward for a special children's message from one of our pastors. We also provide them with packets that have puzzles, mazes, and other fun activities that are directly related to the message.