Passing on faith to the next generation
Being a parent is hard work. It’s a 24/7 responsibility and no one can influence the heart of your children better than you! Here at Via we want to partner with you on this journey. We are committed to help strengthen families as we provide ministry for every child. We do this by helping kids discover who God is and what he has done in an age-appropriate format and environment.
KIDS BIRTH THROUGH PRE-K
Children are like sponges, soaking up everything in their surroundings. Our toddler and preschool services focus on laying down the critical foundation of love, safety and learning God’s word. Through repetition and structure, your child will learn to start developing their own relationship with God. In our Early Childhood we let the little ones know that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever.
kids k-5th grade
God made elementary kids to think like scientists and love fun! So we explore the big story of God using multiple learning styles. We help children memorize Bible verses and learn truths that are central to following Christ for a lifetime. While kids will tap into this "head knowledge" for a lifetime, our goal is to go deeper into "heart knowledge." We want every child to enter 6th grade knowing they can trust God no matter what (because he's infinitely loving and powerful), they should treat others the way they want to be treated (out of gratitude for what Jesus has done for us), and they need to make the wise choice (to worship God and bring glory to Him).
Fun for the Whole Family
One Friday night a month kids bring their families to experience the hope of Christ together. The FX (Family Experience) environment takes funny sketches and worship and combines them with a short, creative message for the purpose of partnering with parents. What families experience together gives them the ability to take their faith home and talk about it throughout the week.
SAFETY IS A PRIORITY
Each Kids Ministry team member undergoes a background check and training for working with kids. All of our environments utilize our electronic "Check-Ins” system for secure check-in and check-out. This system has multiple layers of security but is very simple and convenient for parents. It will also allow us to see your child’s up-to-date safety information right on their name tag.
WHAT TIME DOES VIA KIDS CHECK-IN OPEN?
15 minutes prior to our Sunday gatherings at any of the check-in stations.
HOW ARE VIA KIDS CLASSROOMS ORGANIZED?
Our Via Kids environments are organized by age and grade: birth-23 months, 2 year olds, 3 Year olds, 4 & 5 year old, and K-5th Grade.
WILL MY CHILDREN BE ABLE TO BE IN THE SAME ROOM?
Because our Via Kids classrooms are organized by age and grade, your children may not be able to be in the same room.
HOW IS MY CHILD PROMOTED TO THE NEXT ROOM?
Children are promoted by age until kindergarten. Then they will be promoted once a year, based on grade level.
WHAT CURRICULUM IS USED IN VIA KIDS?
Via Kids combines 252 Kids and The Gospel Project curriculum to connect faith and families as we explore how God's rescue plan, Jesus, is revealed throughout the entire Bible.
CAN MY CHILD JOIN ME IN THE WORSHIP SERVICE?
Of course. We also have a Family Room where you can stay connected to the service (just down the hall off of the auditorium lobby). Additionally, there is a Mother's Room down the same hallway for mothers who need to attend to their children during the worship service.
WHAT IS THE VIA KIDS WELL-CHILD POLICY?
To minimize the chance of spreading illness, children who show signs of sickness will not be accepted into the Via Kids environment.