Village Kids

Creating kid disciples who go, grow, and overcome.

Village Kids Logo in Yellow
Nursery – 4th Grade

We desire for each child to know, to love, and to encounter the power of Jesus through worship and God’s Word. Children will experience engaging and creative Bible teaching, dig deep into God’s truths, and apply His word to their hearts in a fun, loving, and safe environment.

Considering Visiting Village Kids?

Expedite your check-in process by creating your profile at home. Check in with a host on your first Sunday and be sure to get your Visitors’ Gift!

advent kit 2022

Advent Kit

November 27 – December 25

Join the Village Kids & The 5/6 this year for this year’s Advent Kit, “The Adventure of Christmas.” Participants will receive age-appropriate tools for their family to go on this adventure with us. Our prayer is these tools will lend an opportunity to make this Christmas meaningful and memorable for your family.

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Advent Podcast

November 27 – December 25

Don’t miss out on the Village Kids Advent Podcast. Designed to accompany each day’s content in your Village Kids Advent Kit, you can hear firsthand from the children of Village Kids themselves as they discuss the season of Advent. Tune in via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Amazon Music

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Christmas Pageant

December 4 | 6:00 p.m. | Village Church of Bartlett

Join us in welcoming Village Kids to the main stage once again for an unforgettable Christmas pageant with a lesson from the sheep. There is no registration. Seats will be first come, first served, and the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. There are approximately six seats available per family unit. Overflow seating will be available in the gym and foyer.

Awana Caroling 2022

Awana: Caroling

December 10 | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Community of Bartlett

The whole family is welcome to join us as we bring some Christmas cheer to our friends at the Victory Center and around the community! We will also deliver the Christmas cards clubbers have made during Awana. Please bring your smiling faces, warm clothes, and your singing voices! When we’re all done, we will adjourn to the church for a hot cocoa bar! 

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Vacation Bible School 2023

Save the Date for July 17-21

We are engaged in an epic battle for the hearts and minds of our youth. Every day, they’re bombarded with lies about who they are, who their Creator is, and where their salvation comes from. Thankfully, God has given his children armor to wear in this battle between truth and lies, light and darkness, good and evil. With Keepers of the Kingdom, our kids will learn how they can be part of God’s kingdom through salvation in his Son and will be equipped with the armor of God to become Keepers of the Kingdom who stand strong in today’s battle for truth. Help us fight this epic battle by registering to volunteer now. Student registration will open in April 2023.

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AWANA

Monday Evenings | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Village Church of Bartlett

Awana is being used to reach over 4 million kids every week in 120 countries, giving children and youth from every background an opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus for a lifetime. Awana is held Monday nights from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

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Serve with Village Kids

Sunday Mornings Begining September 11 | Village Church of Bartlett

Village Kids is looking for student and adult volunteers to serve on Sunday mornings. Village Kids strives to create an amazing atmosphere in by having engaging, fun, connecting, and gospel-loving volunteers. 

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Church Center + Village Kids

Village Kids is streamlining its check-in process with Church Center. With the mobile app, you can pre-check your student into Village Kids before arriving at Village Church. Be sure to log in and update your information before the next check-in opportunity. 

Go & Grow Kits

Our vision is to equip you to build disciples who go, grow, and overcome, and who love and follow Jesus with their whole hearts. We are excited to offer Go & Grow kits for you to work through with your kiddos at home! Each kit will contain a GO opportunity prepared for your students, helping them go into the world & share their faith, as well as a GROW opportunity for at-home discipleship. Kits are available at the Village Kids check in area. 

Taking a Next Step with Village Kids

Accepting Jesus

Now that your child has made the choice to follow Jesus, there are three parts to the mission of Village Church that we would like you to help them think about: Go, Grow, and Overcome!

MISSION 1: GO

As a follower of Jesus, your child is now part of the Great Commission! Village Kids will equip you and your kids with frequent opportunities to bring the gospel into your neighborhood, your family, your community, and around the world. Our Go & Grow Kits are a great way to GO on a regular basis. Additionally, be on the lookout for bi-annual family service days through our Bartlett Community Care Collective (BC3) ministry, plus other service opportunities throughout the year!

MISSION 2: GROW

At Village Kids, we encourage your child to GROW as a disciple of jesus in four ways – engaging in church, getting baptized, taking communion, and practicing personal Bible study and prayer. You can read more about how you can use each of these to help your child GROW below!

MISSION 3: OVERCOME

Village Kids are overcomers.

We believe the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord equips us to overcome everything that hinders us from being more like Jesus. Village Kids offers a variety of rental resources to equip parents to effectively disciple their children in areas that are essential for having a biblical worldview and experiential foundation. Additionally, Village Church supports counseling for our Village Kids who may need extra therapeutic guidance. For a list of our available resources, email us at villagekids@vcob.org

Getting Baptized

Believer’s baptism by immersion is one of the two ordinances practiced at Village Church. 

There are two main reasons to be baptized: obedience to Jesus’ command (Matthew 28:18-20) and public acknowledgement of faith in Christ. 

We believe baptism is less about a person’s age, and more about his or her understanding of, proclamation of, and personal belief in the gospel. We also believe baptism should be approached with special care. 

Village Kids offers a family baptism class to help parents of 1st-6th graders walk through the baptism tenet and process with their children (Kindergarteners may be permitted but must receive permission). The intent of this class is to equip parents to better discern their child’s belief in and understanding of the gospel in order to determine their readiness for baptism. It is a great way for you and your child to learn what the Bible says about making this public profession of faith, and why we believe what we do. 

Go to the Hub to see when our next Family Baptism Class is taking place, and fill out the form to be alerted with information about our next class!

Taking Communion

The second ordinance Village Church practices is communion.

Village Kids offers a next step resource: Communion: A Bible Study Workbook for Kids. Our only requirement for kids to take communion is their professed belief in Jesus Christ as their Lord, along with their parents’ permission.

Communion partakers should be able to clearly articulate the gospel and their belief in it. We believe that a young child may not fully comprehend the depths of the gospel, yet they are still capable of participating in the benefits of the gospel. At Village Church we do not see this as a supernatural event, but yet a still significant spiritual event. Jesus established communion in remembrance of what He did for us. Communion is also an opportunity for personal reflection, repentance, and to cherish the forgiveness of Christ.

Communion is offered nearly every Sunday during our church services, and each year at our Good Friday services.  We do not practice communion on Sundays in Village Kids.

To get your copy of Communion: A Bible Study Workbook for Kids, please submit an interest form. Copies are available for Village Kids to pick up at the church.

For additional resources about communion, check out either this short video, or this Village Church Q&A Podcast episode.

Practicing Personal Bible Study and Prayer

We believe the word of God comes alive in every believer’s heart and God uses it to teach, train, and equip us for life and godliness. We encourage all of our kids to engage in daily personal bible study and prayer.

Village Kids Go & Grow Kits offer regular opportunities to cultivate the disciplines of personal Bible study and prayer. Check above on this page for our next resource you can join in!

Engaging in Church

There are multiple ways for you and your child to engage with Village Kids! 

Sunday Services

At Village Kids on Sunday mornings, we enjoy a time of teaching, activities, worship, and discussion in small groups. Our small group leaders are asked to serve with your kids for a minimum of 8 weeks in a row, so they can have a chance to really get to know their kids, and vice versa! Sunday services are available for ages 0- 4th grade, with an additional separate program for our 5th and 6th grade siblings and friends called “The 5-6.” 

AWANA

Village Church has offered AWANA for over 30 years as part of our discipleship to kids. AWANA is a worldwide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. The program focuses on scripture memorization, Bible knowledge, evangelism, and building personal rhythms of Bible study. This weeknight program provides your kids with countless opportunities to hide God’s Word in their hearts, build connections with their leaders, and have fun with other kids!

VBS

Once per summer, Village Church transforms into a wild place full of adventure, generosity, and hands-on Bible experiences. VBS brings God’s word to other kids in our community, as well as our own Village Kids, helping them flourish while they’re immersed in what feels like a different world!