NextGen: Families

Providing a place to grow, learn, and be supported. We’re here for you.

Our NextGen Ministry invites children to feel a sense of belonging and cultivate the values at the heart of Valley Presbyterian Church:
Build meaningful connections

We believe that building relationships with others is an essential part of our faith journey. Our children's ministry creates a space where children can form meaningful connections with others and feel supported and loved.

Seek the sacred

We encourage children to explore their faith through creative expression, playfulness, and connection with nature. Through these experiences, children can discover the beauty and wonder of God's creation.

Slow down, ask questions, and experience the mystery of faith

We want to create a safe and supportive environment where children can slow down, ask questions, and explore the mystery of faith. Our goal is to spark curiosity and inspire a lifelong love of learning about God and His ways.

Grow in their capacity to focus outward and care for the earth

We believe that caring for the earth is an important expression of our faith. Our ministry encourages children to develop a sense of responsibility for our planet and to cultivate a spirit of generosity and care for others.

FIRST TIME? We can’t wait to meet you! Please take a look at our What to Expect Guide for new and visiting families.

Discover What's New

The latest from NextGen: Families

Kids

Ages Birth-12

Our weekly Sunday children’s experience, Kids Connect, offers a vibrant blend of faith-based activities and interactive learning opportunities designed to nurture young hearts, minds and souls.

Teenagers

Ages 13-18

Through our quarterly gatherings, Confirmation program, outreach and volunteer events, teens have the opportunity to build strong friendships, deepen their faith, and make a positive impact in their community.

Volunteer with NextGen

Whether you have a heart for teaching, storytelling, music, or simply lending a helping hand, there’s a place for you to serve and impact the next generation. Through engaging Sunday programming, fun-filled activities, and family-friendly events, we strive to create a welcoming environment where children and families can grow together in faith and love.

FAQs

Children attend the first 15 minutes of the Sunday service before joining the nursery and children’s ministry program.
Parents are VERY welcome to observe and participate in all activities.
Yes, we believe in the importance of children participating in communion as they grow in their understanding of the significance of Christ’s sacrifice. Children are welcome to partake in communion under the guidance of our Children’s Ministry leaders.
Confirmation is an important milestone in a child’s faith journey. Our Children’s Ministry provides age-appropriate confirmation classes and guidance for children who are ready to take this step of faith. Parents can inquire about confirmation classes and the process involved.

Any age! Contact us for more information. We’d love to have you part of the VPC family.

Our Teen Ministry offers confirmation classes and baptism preparation programs for teenagers who desire to take these significant steps in their faith journey.
Yes, the safety and well-being of our children are top priorities. All volunteers undergo thorough background checks and receive training in child safety and protection protocols before serving in our children’s ministries.

Yes! Here is the link for the photo/video release form: https://forms.gle/aWQ3vPZH2CGAomsQ7

We are committed to being a safe space.