Children's Ministry

Welcome to Children’s Ministry at Vertical Church Columbus.

We welcome the opportunity to show the love of Jesus Christ to your children and teach them from God’s Word each Sunday. Our ministry leaders and volunteers welcome you and provide childcare from birth until 5th grade. 

Important note: The first time you bring your child or children from to Vertical Church, please register them into our computer-based secured check-in for our Children’s Ministry.  Upon arrival, just look for the Children’s Ministry banner or ask an usher or greeter to direct you.


What classroom is my child in?

Nursery: Birth to Walking

Toddlers: Walking to 2 1/2 years

Beginners: 2 1/2 years to 4 years

Preschool/K: 5 years and Kindergarten

Grade School: Grades 1-5


What to expect

For children from birth to walking, we offer child care, music and short Bible stories. For children from walking to 2 1/2, we introduce an age-appropriate curriculum called “See What God Has Made” along with  music and snack. Beginning at age 2 1/2, children move to our Beginners & PreSchool/K classrooms where they will move through various activities, story presentations and worship with a live Story Teller and music.

Students from 1st Grade to 5th will join together for a super fun, energy packed time of music, memory verse challenge, games, skits, worship, and a Bible story in the “God Is” Theater Room. The Bible story will be presented 3 times in 3 different ways in 15-18 minutes designed to engage different learning styles and levels. Their time will end with an application session called “What’s happening”.  Students then transition to classrooms, one for 1st – 3rd Grades and one for 4th and 5th Grades, where they apply what they learned through a 100% Response Tool designed to bring the lesson into their real life and then through game and activities that further help them apply the lesson to their lives.