OVERVIEW OF CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES AND PROGRAMS
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Children have been seen as a vital part of Village Church since its beginning. Every effort is made to include children in planning for our church family. It is our intention to help children grow in the knowledge of the goodness of God’s love, as expressed in the person of Jesus Christ until the time that they claim the faith as their own.
Children and Family Ministry
Children and Family Ministry offers a variety of Sunday Church School classes, Vacation Bible School, Summer Camps, Children’s Music and other family programs, events and activities. CLICK HERE for the registration form for our Summer Camps for kids ages 2 years-6th grade.
Village Church Preschool
Village Church Preschool for children ages 3-5 was established in 1974. The program (open to both Village Church families and the community) is nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC). Its guiding principles are based on the HighScope Educational Research Foundation’s Cognitively-Oriented Curriculum. We have 110-112 children enrolled in the program every school year. An extended day program is also available.
The Village Church Child & Family Development Center
The Village Church Child & Family Development Center opened in 1995. The Center, located at 99th and Mission Road in Overland Park, provides quality child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5-years-old and also utilizes HighScope Curriculum for 4 and 5-year-olds. We welcome Village Church families and community members. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing and loving atmosphere for children while they are separated from their parents. There are many opportunities for families to be involved with the children in the Center setting. A new Center is currently under construction. The new facility will increase capacity from 90+ kids to 132 children and features nine classrooms with bathrooms in every classroom, enhanced security, a safe room and handicap accessibility. It’s expected to open in late 2016.
Child Care is available for most church-sponsored programs and classes offered on Sunday mornings. Child care is also available weekdays, evenings and weekends by advance reservation. Our trained Child Care staff provides loving care in a safe, nurturing and creative environment.
Kid's Day Out
Kid’s Day Out is available from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Thursdays from September through May.
Baptisms are celebrated every other month on the third Sunday of the month (January, March, May, July, September and November), except in May when baptism is celebrated on Mother’s Day. An orientation class for parents is held approximately two weeks prior to baptism Sunday.
These are just a few of the programs we offer for children and families at Village Church and the Child & Family Development Center at 99th and Mission Road. Please contact Cheryl Couch-Thomas to learn more.
Children & Family Ministry Director
Director of Village Church Preschool
Director of Child & Family Development