“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them.” – Mark 10:14

Jesus took children seriously at a time in history when most people didn’t. He still does.

  • A fun place
    Crafts, activities and stories keep the children involved and focused on Jesus’ work in their own lives and the world around them.


  • A place of learning
    What has God done for his people in the Bible? What is he doing in our lives today? Our well-trained teachers showcase God’s Word as an active tool in the 21st Century that does not fail to speak to kids today.
  • A place of God′s presence
    We study God’s Word, but we don’t stop there. We want to meet with Him personally. And we want children to learn to recognize His voice and develop a close, transformational relationship with Him.
  • A safe place
    We take our responsibility to minister to your children as a sacred trust. All of our workers have passed State of Illinois background checks, and our ministry leaders have established strong credentials and deep roots in our community.
Sunday Morning Schedule & Curriculum

Vineyard Children’s Ministry includes nursery ages 1 – 5 years and Kingdom Kids Kindergarten to 5th Grade

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.

Family worship in sanctuary


Children released to Nursery and Kingdom Kids

10:50 a.m. – noon


  • Short Bible story and related craft
  • Organized play and/or individual craft time
  • Snack time

Kingdom Kids

  • Time of seeking God and prayer
  • Bible story (we cycle through 90 major Bible stories)
  • Related crafts or activities
  • Snack time
Safety & Security
  • Nursery children must be signed in and out by a parent.
  • Children in Kingdom Kids must be signed out by a parent after the service.
  • Two adult workers are present in every classroom.
  • Background checks on all workers are conducted through DCFS of Illinois.
  • We attempt to be cognizant of allergies or other special needs of our children. Please keep us informed.

Our Teachers

Catherine Coltman


Catherine Coltman

Being able to help a child develop to their potential makes it all worthwhile.

Amy Mengler

Worship Leader

Amy Mengler

We never thought God would bring us on such an adventure.

Scott Waltz

Children's Teacher

Scott Waltz

I am a Christian in part because Christianity is a wonderful, truthful story that describes who we are. I teach because I want to pass the wonder of Christianity and the wonder of knowing a living God on to others.