We teach the children and preteens of Victory Family Church to experience God in their everyday lives by teaching Bible lessons in a way that intrigues kids, shows them how to apply biblical truths to their everyday lives, and equips them to have a strong relationship with God no matter their age in a great environment designed just for them.
Learn more about the Children's Director, Rachel Reed, on our leadership page.
Blast (infant - grade 4)
During each service, we care for your child by ministering the Word of God and meeting any physical needs he or she may have while in class. We pray over and confess the Word of God over each infant. As they grow up into our other classrooms, we speak the same Word of God in everything that we do, from praise and worship to lesson time, snacks, coloring, and play.
What to Bring to Service
- Infants to 36 months- Premixed bottles marked with child's name. Diaper bag marked with child's name. Car carrier may stay in nursery.
- One to Two Year Olds - Diaper/Pullup only (no bags, cups, or bottles except in special circumstances). * If your child is potty training, please inform the teacher.
- 3 Year Olds to 4th Grade - Bible and offering. * Please do not let your child bring any stuffed animals, toys, or personal belongings to class, as they are easily lost.
- Infants to 36 months - Gerber Vanilla Puffs and bottle (provided by parents)
- One Year Olds - Cheerios and filtered water
- Two to Six Year Olds - Goldfish and filtered water
- 1st to 4th Grade - No snack (except in special services)
Ignite Preteen Ministry (grades 5 & 6)
The Ignite ministry invites and challenges your child to grow deeper in his or her walk with Christ through a dynamic, relevant, and fun service experience. We cover meaningful topics that encourage, strengthen, and equip your child to address challenges such as peer pressure, bullying, and poor self-image, through the Word of God. Our goal is to equip your child with spiritual principles that will guide his or her decision-making throughout the week. The Ignite space includes creative classrooms, a state-of-the-art café, and a game room. We also offer small groups and fun events throughout the year.
This ministry was birthed from Pastor John and Michelle's own experience with their son who was healed and set free from autism. They know and understand what it is like to have a child with special needs. Endless Possibilities emerged from their passion to minister to families who face similar challenges. In this space, Dream Team members minister the love of God to children with special needs while parents have the opportunity to experience worship and teaching during weekend and First Wednesday services.
Our Endless Possibilities Dream Team members minister in two ways: one-on-one with children who need extra attention in other classrooms or in a room specially designed for children who are not quite ready to be with a larger group of kids.
In Endless Possibilities, we believe that, with God, each one of our kids has a bright future. We see children not as the world sees them, but how God sees them. He sees each one of them as valuable and complete, with nothing missing and nothing broken. Even if a child has been medically diagnosed with a condition, God sees him or her with a sound body and mind. We see these children as miracles in progress.
Instead of referring to a child by a diagnosis, we speak only what God's Word says about each child. There is power in the Word of God. It will effect a change in the body and mind (verse). We pray and speak the Word of God over each child at each service they attend.
Endless Possibilities is available on:
Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
First Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
If this is your first time with Endless Possibilities, please contact the children's department one week in advance so that we can conduct a short interview with you. This will provide us with information so that we may form the best plan for your child's needs.
Enroll Your Child
Once your child is registered for our Endless Possibilities classroom, we ask that you R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday if you will be attending the weekend service and by the Monday before our First Wednesday.
Security Screening Process
All of our Dream Team members and Parent Volunteers are required to go through a screening process that includes:
- application to serve
- personal interview
- reference checks
- criminal background checks
- team orientation
- training period
Each one of our classrooms and hallways are equipped with security cameras. Footage is recorded and can be reviewed as necessary.
When you register your child, three labels print to your child's classroom. Each label includes your child's name, any relevant allergy information or special instructions, and an ID number. One label is placed on your child, one label is kept in the classroom, and one label is given to you. You must present your label in order to pick up your child at the end of service. If we need to reach you during service, your child's ID number will appear on the screen.
If you lose your label, you will be required to show photo identification in order to pick up your child. Please notify one of our Dream Team members as soon as you realize your label is missing.
If your child has any of the following symptoms of illness within 24 hours of coming to service, he or she will not be permitted to attend class that day. Symptoms include: fever, upset stomach, chronic cough, pink eye, or contagious rash.
We are not permitted to administer any medication to your child, including ointments. Please administer any medication before bringing your child to his or her classroom. If your child is being treated with an antibiotic, the dosage must have been started at least one full day prior to attending class.
All those serving in Children's Ministry have been trained on emergency evacuation procedures.
Camp and Fundraising
Camp Dates: July 19-23, 2015
Camp provides your child(ren) with the opportunity to be able to grow spiritually into the young men or women that God has called them to be. Those eligible have completed 1st through 6th grades during the 2013-2014 school year and attend Victory Family Church on a regular basis. We will be heading to Jumonville camp and retreat center in Hopwood, PA.
Pick up fundraiser packets in the Blast elementary rooms or at children's check in.
Fundraisers will be available as follows:
- September: Flower Power (50%), Yankee Candle (40%)
- October: Zroni Roll (earn $5.00 per roll sold), Popcorn Factory (earn 50%)
- November: Sarris Christmas Candy (earn up to 40%)
- December: Sarris Candy Bar (earn 40%)
- January: Zroni Roll (earn $5.00 per roll), Yankee Candle (earn 40%)
- February: Sarris Easter Candy (earn up to 40%)
- March: Flower Power (earn 50%), Sarris Candy Bar (earn 40%)
- April: Popcorn Factory (earn 50%)
Another easy fundraising program is the gift card program, SCRIP. Information about SCRIP can be picked up at children's check in.
Funds raised through these fundraisers cannot be refunded to you, nor carried over to the next year. You may give any unused funds to another child, or they will be put into the scholarship fund.
If you have questions, please call the Blast Children's Ministry office at 724.453.6200, ext. 210.
Join Our Team
Join the Dream Team!
Being a part of the Children's Ministry is a fun and fulfilling way to serve the Lord and touch the future generation.
It's easy to become a part of Victory's Dream Team and serve in Children's Ministry. If you are a member of Victory, attend Discovery 301 (third Sunday of the month) and Dream Team 401 (fourth Sunday of the month) to find your fit on the team. If you are not a member, simply attend all of our Growth Track sessions. Find out more about Growth Track here.
Parent Volunteer Program
If you want be involved and connect with your children while considering membership here at Victory or discovering your fit on the Dream Team, consider the Parent Volunteer Program. Membership is not required for this program. To participate in the Parent Volunteer Program, you agree to:
- volunteer six times a year
- complete a background check (required)
- be extra "helping hands" within our classrooms—either your own child's room or a different area within Children's Ministry