We believe that God loves this beautiful planet and all his creation, young and old. So as Jesus put a child at the centre of his conversation with grown adults, we know that we can learn as much from them as they can from us.
On Sunday morning during our service we aim to teach and relate to our children in a fun way and show how much God loves them. We are planning to have three groups as part of the Planet Vineyard experience.
Little Stars – 0-3 years olds
A space for the very little stars of the church is situated at the back of the main hall. This allows parents to stay in the service. We also appreciate that if you are a visitor you really don’t want to spend all your time outside when you’ve also come for yourself. Please note that this is a parent-supervised area.
Rockets – 4-10 year olds
Rockets involves lots of creative play and craft activities. A typical week may include creating a collage or making iced cakes. It is also usually involves a lot of noise! We introduce the Bible through themes and stories in fun and lively ways, encouraging kids to trust God and care for each other.
Supernovas – 11 years and over
Supernovas is a place for older children to have honest conversations with one another and form healthy friendships in a Jesus-centred environment. We want them to discover the richness of their bibles and know Jesus for themselves. This will include discussions, worship, prayer, quizzes, food, ministry etc.
Planet Vineyard Events
Throughout the year we’ll be putting on a variety of Planet Vineyard fun events. Many of them will be opportunities for kids and young people to invite their friends to come along and get a taste of church – Vineyard style! Keep an eye on Grapevine and webpage for up and coming events.
Planet Vineyard is led by John Forth, along with a dedicated team who share a passion for seeing our kids and young people grow up in faith.
Parents: for your peace of mind and in accordance with CRB, each one of core team has been vetted to work with our young children. Your child’s safety is something we take very seriously at Stour Valley Vineyard.
For more information, or if you would like to be involved, please contact us through the church office. An A5 leaflet outlining Planet Vineyard further is also available on request.