Church Should Be Fun!

We want church to be the highlight of your child’s week! “Our goal is to partner with parents to help kids take their next step with God!” Everything we do is focused on working alongside a parent to bring your children into a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ! We are intentional to communicate God’s truth to your child in a clear, fun, understandable way that meets them where they are at!

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Discovery Cove

(Infants – Grade K)

Our underwater-themed Discovery Cove, has age-specific classroom which provides an opportunity for children to experience the love of Jesus in a life-giving and safe environment. Your child will experiences God through energetic worship, creative Bible lessons and receive love and attention from dedicated volunteers.

Vertical Kids Clubhouse

Grade 1 – Grade 5

Vertical Kids Clubhouse is the only clubhouse designed for kids to have fun learning about God and His Word! Children participate and help lead in high-energy praise worship, experience interactive games, and grow through large group and small group Bible stories and teaching. VKids is a great place for elementary-age children to learn about Jesus and develop healthy friendships in a fun, safe environment.

They can also earn points towards prizes at our Trader Jeff’s Prize Booth by completing their weekly take-home sheet and bringing their friends! Our Funzone play area is open for 15 minutes before and after each service for children to hang out. Vertical Kids Clubhouse is the place to be!

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Sea Stars

Special Needs Ministry (Ages 3-12 available during our Sunday 11am Service)

We believe that all children have been made in the image of God and are important to Him! They are created for a purpose, with something valuable to offer. Sea Stars creates a safe place to minister to the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of children with special needs and to their families. We want to provide respite and support to parents and a creative environment where your child may experience God! Here children will discover the love of God in fun and creative ways all of which are designed to help them become followers of Jesus Christ.

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Registration

Children are registered at Turbo the Turtle’s Check-in Center located in our concourse. Here each child and parent will receive an identification sticker. The ID Sticker is used to ensure safe pickup after service. Children must wear their ID sticker while in the classroom.

Should your child need you during service, we will display the last four digits of your smartphone number above the screen on either side of the stage. After you check them in, we will assist you in finding your child’s classroom.

We ask that only responsible adults age 18 & up drop off and pick up children. Please inform the volunteer at check-in of any special information you feel those caring for your child may need to know.

Our Volunteer and You’re Child’s Safety

Our Dream Team volunteers want to come alongside parents and be your biggest cheerleader, greatest support, and trusted guide. We recruit the best volunteers and provide them with the materials and proper training to minister to your child.

Each volunteer undergoes a thorough background check in order to create a safe place for your child. All volunteers serve on a regular basis so your child will see familiar faces each week when they come to church.

You can easily recognize our staff by their Vertical Kids tee shirts and lanyards. They are passionate about building a strong spiritual foundation that leads your child to a relationship with Jesus!

If you are interested in being a part of our Children’s Ministry Dream Team please see Pastor Jeff Schlemmer or reach out to him at jeff@verticalct.com