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Vacation Bible School 2023

We are excited for have your child join us for VBS this summer! August 6-10 from 6:00-8:00 pm, kids will learn that Jesus will always guide us through the twists and turns of life. Twists & Turns is a fantastical celebration of games of all kinds. From classic tabletop games to video games and more, kids will play their way through VBS while learning that Jesus guides them through all the twists and turns of their lives. They’ll find that even when they mess up it’s never “game over.” They will do all of this through an engaging time in Bible study, singing and dancing in music, fun games in recreation, and using their own creativity in crafts. VBS is open all kids 4 years old (must turn 4 by 9/1/23) through completed 5th grade. Take a moment to fill out our VBS Pre-Registration Form to let us know that your child plans on coming. You will also find our Heartland Kids Registration Form that is needed the first day your child comes to VBS. Bring a friend and we will see you in August for VBS as we play "Twists & Turns"!

VBS Pre-Registration

Heartland Kids Registration

Heartland Kids Policies

We have an awesome team ready for kids of every age! Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am for small groups in our fun and secure Children's Wing. During the 10:30 am Worship Gathering, K-5th graders will join their parents for singing and then have the option to come to Children's Church during the sermon.

On Sunday Nights, we have Impact Kids for all of our kids from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Newborns through Pre-K, we'll take care of your precious little one for the morning so you can focus on the service! Your child will be well cared for by our trained volunteers. Stop in at the child check-in station to give us any information that we need to know about your child. 

Heartland Kids Ministry is a great place to explore what a relationship with Jesus means and why it's so important. Your kids will have a blast as they learn about Jesus while enjoying some fun activities! Our Kids team will also equip you with the resources you need to disciple your kids at home.

I'm new! What do I need to know?


We want to provide a fun, safe, and secure space for all of our children. To ensure safety and security, all children (babies-6th grade) will be checked in at our Kids' Check-in Desk that is across from the Worship Center. Each child will receive a sticker with their name and a security code that must be matched with the parent/guardian's tag.

We always want to know the specific needs of your family, so we can take care of your kids best. For this reason, we have all new families fill out a New to Heartland form. If you'd like to come prepared, email Pastor John, our Family Pastor, to get the sheet ahead of time if you want to save time by registering early.

Email John

Weekly Schedule


9:15 am - Small Groups (Babies-5th Grade)
10:30 am - Nursery (Babies-Pre-K)
                   Children's Church (K-5th grade; dismissed from Worship Center at the sermon)
5:30 pm - Impact Preschool (Babies-K)
                 Impact Kids (K-5th grade)

Come early

Don't be stressed about making it to service on time! Be sure to come early to give yourself plenty of time to meet the team and drop your kids off before heading into the Worship Center. 

Special Requirements?

Does your child require special attention? Including but not limited to:

  • Food allergies
  • Learning disabilities 
  • Circumstances at home
Reach out! We'd love to connect to see how we can serve your children best. 

Heartland Baptist Church

4500 Humbert Rd., Alton, IL 62002

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