Syracuse Site Kids

Fun. We believe kids should have it and that they learn so much more when it’s there! This is why, here in the Kid’s Zone, we use high energy games and activities to engage children and teach them about Jesus. We want to eliminate any misconceptions that a relationship with God is stuffy or judgmental, but that in fact it can be fun and the best adventure of their lifetime. We love kids and encourage them to “Come as they are and be loved” and build a foundation in their life that helps them go UP (Build connection with Jesus), Around (Develop meaningful relationships), and Out (Find their gifts and passions and be empowered to serve other).

Come check us out!

Parents

There may be times when a child has a hard time staying in an unfamiliar room. We want parents to always feel welcome to stay with their child, at any age, to help and reassure them. In time, not only will your child love their new room, you’ll have the reassurance that your child is secure in their new environment.

Environments

We provide age-appropriate rooms with curriculums designed for each age group. Rooms are well-lit, spacious for all kinds of activities and crafts, and filled with toys that spark their developing imagination.

Volunteers

We value your child and his/her safety. Any volunteer with Kid’s Zone must attended The Vineyard Church (we want to know them) and they are screened with a background check. No volunteer who refuses a background check will be allowed to serve in the Kid’s Zone.

SYRACUSE KIDS

Early Childhood Ministries (Infant/Toddler Nurseries)

We provide a staffed nursery for children 3 years and under. Our friendly volunteers are there every service ready and willing to comfort a crying baby, hold an infant, change a diaper, play with blocks, read a story and just love and praise on every child. We love getting to know each of them, seeing what captures their attention, and watching them make new friends. It’s also in this place where we use a simple curriculum that equips parents and volunteers to pray specific blessings over each child, explore who God is, and try things out for the first time.

Preschool Ministries

This class is designed for children Pre-K and Kindergarten who are potty trained and have not entered Kindergarten. With this group, we help children to discover, learn, and understand concepts about God’s truth and Jesus’ love in ways that are age appropriate. We do this with signing, creative bible stories, and fun activities. We offer kids some free playtime to help them learn to interact with each other, as well as snack time serving Goldfish crackers.Our warm and attentive staff is prepared and energized to make this time with your child not only educational but fun as well!

Elementary Ministries

1st thru Third Grade

This group starts off with some fun interactive worship and then uses Elevate curriculum, which is designed to educate and challenge kids to learn and live out aspects of faith in God. Our leaders and helpers are prepared to engage children in discussion and participation throughout the entire service in songs, Bible memory games, small group time, and more!

Fourth & Fifth Grade

This group provides pre-teens an opportunity to wrestle with the tough questions they have regarding faith and belief in Jesus. We focus on helping them engage the scriptures to understand more of God’s truths, and how they can apply these truths in everyday life.

Contact Jess McCray at jess@vineyardny.org with any questions.

Baby Dedication

A dedication is simply a time when you as a family bring your child before God and the church and publicly dedicate him or her to Jesus. In a sense you are saying, “I give back to You what You have given to us. We promise to try to raise this child Your way. We ask for Your help.” Baby dedications are done immediately following the announcements during the service, we invite your family and any other individuals you would like to include to come forward with the child. At that point the pastor will explain the importance and significance of baby dedications, then pray over you and your family, with the congregation in agreement to support you as you take this step of faith. If you are interested in this, please call the church office or indicate your interest on your connection card and we will mail you a form to complete to help us assist in planning this special event with you.

Family Room

This is a room where you can enjoy a live video feed of the entire service. If your child is having a difficult time staying in their class, you can stay with them in the family room and we will get some activities for your child to do.

Syracuse Site
312 Lakeside Rd., Syracuse, NY 13209

info@vineyardny.org  |  (315) 407-8463