At VictoryPoint we believe that God designed the family to be the primary discipling environment for children. God gives parents the privilege and the responsibility to raise their children to know God and to live as followers of Jesus on mission with God in his Kingdom. It’s a high calling for sure! But you don’t do it alone.

Our Kid Zone Children’s Ministry gathers with kids ages birth through 5th grade during the Sunday morning gathering. During the summer, we gather with kids birth through preschool while K-5th join the adults in worship.Through a blend of teaching, worship, activities and relationships with volunteers and other children, we help kids learn and experience what it means to love God and love others and be a disciple of Jesus.

Kid Zone Online Handbook

Parents,

Our children’s ministry is committed to providing a nurturing and safe environment where your children can learn to be like and live like Jesus. Partnering with you in the discipleship of your child is a partnership we take seriously. And the trust you place in us when you drop your child off at Kid Zone is a trust we don’t take lightly.

At VictoryPoint we believe that God designed the family to be the primary discipling environment for children. God gives parents the privilege and the responsibility to raise their children to know God and to live as followers of Jesus on mission with God in his Kingdom. As parents, that’s the “spiritual job” God has given you. It is a high calling for sure! But you don’t do it alone.

Our job, as your church family, is to partner with you in this. We hope the things your child learns and experiences in Kid Zone both compliments and reinforces what they learn and see in you as their mom and dad. We will do all we can to help disciple your children as a Kid Zone ministry, and will do all we can, as a church to encourage and equip you.

 

Grace and Peace,

Brendan McClenahan

Pastor of Discipleship

brendanmcclenahan@vpm.org

Safety First

In order to maintain safe staffing ratios, rooms cannot open until there are two adults present.

Every Child Known

When you register your children please be sure to let us know if there are special ways we can best serve your child. If there are ways your child learns best or interacts best, we’d like to know that, as well as any special needs he/she might have, including allergies.

Sunday Sign-In

Kid Zone rooms open 15 minutes before the gathering. When signing-in parents should share any concerns or questions they may have with the Kid Zone staff. The parent will receive a security number for their child. In the event an issue or need arises, you will either receive a text from the room leader or your security number will be flashed in the auditorium and remain lit until you have reported to your child’s room. Please keep the security number with you at all times in the event you are needed.

Sign-Out

The security number must be presented to the staff before the child is released. We want to ensure each child is returned safely to their parents. We appreciate parents picking up their children as soon as the church gathering is dismissed.

Infants: 0-Walking (Steady)

Team Leader: Kim Hower | 616-836-5411 ǀ kimberly.hower@gmail.com

Infants experience God’s love and faithfulness during this vital time in their development. We show them that God is real and that He loves them very much.

 

Sick Policy

In order to provide a safe, healthy environment for all our children, we ask that you keep your baby at home any time he/she exhibits any flu or cold-type symptoms 

Bottles and Cups

Please label all bottles and cups with the first and last name of your child, or your child’s number.

What to expect

Lots of love and attention from loving volunteers! 

Toy Donation

Please contact the Infant Room Team Leader if you wish to donate toys. Cloth toys and toys containing small pieces cannot be accepted for health and safety reasons.

Toddlers: 1-3 years old

Team Leader: KyleAnn Reed | 616-298-7088 ǀ kannreed@yahoo.com

Toddlers experience a short lesson including a video or story cards, sing songs, and lots of play time. During story time they have a snack and color a picture that relates to the story. We show them that God is real and that He loves them very much.

 

Sick Policy

In order to provide a safe, healthy environment for all our children, we ask that you keep your toddler at home any time he/she exhibits any flu or cold-type symptoms.

Behavior Policy

Behavior that puts others at risk, (eg. biting, hitting, pushing, or throwing toys) is not acceptable.

Discipline Policy

Timeouts may be given after two warnings. A timeout will be no more minutes than the child’s age. If the behavior continues, the parent will be called.

Bottles and Cups

Please label all bottles and cups with the first and last name of your child. Please leave all special toys at home so they will not be lost.

What to expect

Lots of love and attention from loving volunteers! Story time, coloring, worship, prayer and snack.

Toy Donation Policy

Please contact the toddler room team leader if you wish to donate toys. Cloth toys and toys containing small pieces cannot be accepted for health and safety reasons.

Preschool: 3-5 years old

Team Leader: Jill Lehman | jill_lehman70@yahoo.com

Preschoolers are a unique group of kids! They are curious about those around them, have short attentions spans and very little “sit’. These active kids learn best by experiencing frequently changing activities and tons of hands-on choices. We show them that God is real and that He loves them very much.

What to expect

  • Activity centers: story time, worship, coloring, craft, prayer, and snacks
  • Service/Mission projects: These may happen ocassionally during the Kid Zone year.

Sick Policy

In order to provide a safe, healthy environment for all our children, we ask that you keep your 3 or 4 year old at home any time he/she exhibits any flu or cold-type symptoms.

Behavior Policy

These behaviors are considered unacceptable for this room:

  • Major offenses: hitting, kicking, biting, pushing, screaming
  • Minor offense: running, talking/interupting during lesson

Discipline Policy

  • 1st time—warning
  • 2nd time—timeout (no more minutes than the child’s age)
  • 3rd time—possible removal from situation depending on offense (parents may be contacted)

Bathroom Policy

Please encourage your child to use the bathroom before the gathering. Because of our security policy the parent will be called out to change a diaper if needed. If your child is potty training or needs help to use the bathroom a parent may be called. Please let us know what type of assistance your child may need.

K-2: kindergarten-2nd grade

Team Leader: Joy Zink-Spanninga | 616-403-2063 ǀ joyspanninga2@gmail.com

What to expect


  • Activity Centers: Kids connect with their leaders and other kids during this time, while playing games, reading, etc.
  • Large Group: Main Bible lesson with Superbook Academy, Prayer, and object lesson, happens during this time.
  • Memory verse: Kids are encouraged to learn their memory verse.
  • Games/Free time: Happens after large group, games go along with the lesson.

Check in Process

Parents please check kids into Kid Zone before the morning Gathering begins, then take them with you into the Gathering. Kids will be dismissed for Kid Zone before the sermon.

Sick Policy

In order to provide a safe, healthy environment for all our children, we ask that you keep your Kindergartner-2nd grader at home any time he/she exhibits any flu or cold-type symptoms.

Behavior Policy

Use respectful language towards leaders and other kids. No pushing, shoving, running, or hitting.

Bathroom Policy

Must ask permisson to use restroom or drinking fountain. Parents should encourage their kids to do these before the gathering.

Discipline Policy

  • 1st time = Warning
  • 2nd time = Parents will be contacted.

3rd-5th Grade

Team Leader: David Jeffery | djeffery6985@gmail.com

What to expect

  • Small GroupActivity Centers, Prayer Times, Lesson Discussions, Relationship Building
  • Large GroupBible lesson from Superbook Academy, Games, Prayer, Sharing

Check-In Process

Parents please check kids into Kid Zone before the morning Gathering begins, then take them with you into the Gathering. Kids will be dismissed for Kid Zone before the sermon

Sick Policy

In order to provide a safe, healthy environment for all our children, we ask that you keep your 2nd—5th grader at home any time he/she exhibits any flu or cold-type symptoms.

Behavior Policy

Use respectful language towards leaders and other kids. No pushing, shoving, running, or hitting.

Discipline Policy

  • 1st time = Warning
  • 2nd time = Parents will be called

Child Information Form

Register your child to save time at check-in!

By registering your child with Kid Zone’s Child Information Form once at the beginning of the year, you can let us know your child’s age, medical notes, emergency contact info, and other information. Fill out a Child Information Form for each of your kids grades 0-5th to help make Sunday morning go as smoothly as possible.

Volunteer Application

Serving in Kid Zone is one of the best ways to love our kids and to show them the love of Jesus. After a simple application and background check, we’ll train you on everything you need to know and find a schedule that works for you. Then you’ll join a fun team of people all dedicated to helping our kids live as family on mission following Jesus. Click below to start the first step.