The Valley Bible Children’s Ministry is for children from birth through 6th grade. We offer classes where children can learn about the Bible at an age appropriate level alongside their peers.
We have a large and dedicated staff serving our Children's Ministry. We have over 100 adults serving in our Children's Ministry throughout the year (not including our annual Vacation Bible School). This not only provides for a strong teacher-student ratio, it also gives those who are serving Christ the opportunity to grow in their faith. We do a thorough background check on each adult before allowing them to work with children.
We have a nursery available for kids up to 4 years old. Our clean and safe nursery rooms are staffed by loving and competent adults so that parents can attend the worship service and Sunday School classes. Mothers are also welcome to nurse their infants in our infant nursery. For mothers who are not able to leave their children in the nursery, we have a cry room available near the restrooms in the auditorium where you can view and hear the worship service.
Our Children's Sunday School meets during our 9:00 am service. Our Children's Sunday School is a more in-depth time of learning about the Bible in a smaller setting. Children’s church meets during our 10:30 am service and is built around biblical character traits which supplement the teaching from the 9:00am Sunday School lesson. We also have a group worship time during this service.
Classrooms & Locations:
- Pre-kindergarten (Children age 4 by September 1) – Room 103
- Kindergarten – Rooms 7 & 8
- First & Second Grade – Room 201-203
- Third and Fourth Grade – Room 204
5th and 6th grade
CIA, which stands for Christian's In Action, is our in-depth Bible Study for children who are in 5th and 6th grade. CIA meets in rooms 5 and 6 during the 10:30 worship service. This class does not follow the format of our other Children's Church classes, but rather focuses on teaching the children how to read the Bible with understanding. For more information contact Brian Tanner (661-350-7951).
Sprouts meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 - 11:15 starting September 3, 2019 and is for children who are 3 years old on 9/1/2019 up to kindergarten entry age. Seedlings is for children who are 2 years old on 9/1/2019. Nursery is provided for children under age 2.
Children will enjoy a high quality, STEM discovery-based preschool program while moms participate in a short women's Bible study. At the end of each session, we have an activity planned with the parent and the child.
Check our Sprouts Resources page for activities to do with your children at home.
Valley Bible Church's Awana ministry meets on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning the 2nd Sunday of September through the 1st Sunday in May.
Our AWANA ministry is for children three years old through sixth grade. In order to serve children better on their own level, our Awana program is divided into several clubs:
- Cubbies (3 and 4 year olds): Meets in the Nursery Wing
- Sparks (kindergarten through second grade): Meets in Rooms 201-203
- T & T - Truth And Training (third and fourth grade): Meets in the North Upper Room above the auditorium
- CIA - Christians In Action (fifth and sixth grade): Meets in Rooms 5 & 6
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is designed for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. We anticipate well over 100 children, with many coming from outside our church family. Lord willing, VBS will be July 13-17 this year.