As part of Next Phase, we are excited to be able to create more room to love more kids! The biggest piece of the new Vista Kids space will be creating space for our elementary-age kids that are currently meeting in the portable buildings.
We added the portable buildings over two years ago in an effort to create a welcoming and unique experience for the kids in our community. Getting to see how God has grown the kids ministry in that time has been nothing short of incredible. Just in the elementary age group we now get to connect with around 220 kids across four services each weekend.
In our new kids space, there will be two large group environments, one designed for kinder through third graders, and another designed for fourth and fifth graders. Each of these environments will allow kids to worship on an age appropriate level in a large group setting while easily transitioning to allow kids to connect in small groups. These spaces are intentionally being built to be versatile so that other ministries, both within our church and local partners, can utilize the spaces throughout the week.
Additionally, we are excited to be able to provide a new space specifically for kids of parents who are serving, so they can attend their groups during one service and then have a space to connect while their parents attend service.
The entire new kids space will connect to the end of the current Vista Kids hallway and Vista Values hallway. So if you only have elementary aged kids, you will be able to skip the preschool hall and go straight down the Vista Values hall to a new kids welcome and check in desk to get checked in and your kids to their rooms. Or, if you have kids in both preschool and elementary, you can easily make the loop around for drop off and pick up.
The new check in area, which is central to the entire kids space, will also serve as a security station where we will be able to monitor the activity in all of our kids spaces during services.
God is working and preparing Vista for big things in the next year and we are excited to get to lead the families in our community as we grow! You have an opportunity right now to jump on board and be a part of where God is taking us!