Journey Kids

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12


Journey Kids Ministry

Welcome!

By the time our children leave Journey Kids Ministry, we want them to have started their relationship with Christ, know they can trust Him no matter what and begin walking with Him daily. We strive to provide our children with a solid foundation of Scripture. We want them to have strong relationships with their friends and family. We want them to know the importance and blessing of serving others.

We believe it is important for children to worship with their families. Family Worship is an opportunity for children and parents to worship together to grow and learn as a family. On the first Sunday of every month, all elementary aged children will attend the Worship Gathering with their families.

On your first visit, we will ask for some basic information including if your child has any food allergies. If they do, it will print on their sticker ensuring their teachers know of the allergy. We suggest that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to service in order to get your child checked in before worship begins.

When you pick up your child, please present the security sticker that has the matching code to your child’s teacher. We will not release a child to someone without a sticker or to a minor for security purposes.

We strive to do everything we can to protect God's children. Everyone who volunteers with our children has gone through an interview and training process. Everyone over 18 is background checked.

Please contact Pastor Ryan if you have any questions.

Infants – 3 Year Olds

We want our nursery-aged children to know that they are loved and that church is a safe place for them. We want them to hear words, music and Scripture that emphasizes God’s love for them. We want them to grow socially through active play with friends their developmental level.

Infants
Loving childcare is provided for our infants where they will hear scripture and be prayed for during all services.

Walkers & Toddlers
During all of our services, our walker and toddler classes hear a Bible story, have hands-on activities and guided play.

Once a year we promote children into our Early Childhood Ministry. If your child is 3 years old on or before September 1 and fully potty trained, they will promote in August. All children who turn 3 years old after September 1 will stay in our Nursery Ministry until the next year. This is a good opportunity for children to track with those they will be in school with.

3 – 5 Year Olds

During their time in preschool, we want our children to continue to grow socially. We want them to know that God loves them and wants to have a relationship with them. We want them to learn how to interact with other children in a classroom setting. Preschoolers will begin to explore Scripture through basic tellings of Bible stories, memory verses and hands-on activities.

Sundays at 9am
Preschoolers enjoy Bible story teaching, hands-on activities, crafts and guided play.

Sundays at 10:30am
During Kinderchurch, preschoolers take a first look at who God is and understand that He made them, He loves them and He wants to be their friend forever. They “make it stick” through Bible stories, memory verses, hands-on activities and music.

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Preschoolers further develop the Bible story teaching from Sunday with hands-on activities, crafts and guided play.

Once a year we promote children into our Elementary Ministry. If your child will be starting Kindergarten, they will promote in August of that school year.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Our Elementary kids continue to become more like Christ and deepen their friendships with each other through the following activities.

Sundays at 9am
During Sunday School, our elementary children dig deep into a book of the Bible through Nazarene Bible quizzing and memory verses.

Sundays at 10:00am
The Zone is a place where children play and enjoy a snack together to strengthen their friendships.

Sundays at 10:30am
During Children's Church, our children will learn three basic truths: I need to make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what, I should treat others the way I want to be treated. Children learn this through Worship, Scripture, monthly Life Apps and small group activities. Each child will leave with daily devotions that reinforce the lesson.

Family Worship
We believe it is important for children to worship with their families. Family Worship is an opportunity for children and parents to worship together to grow and learn as a family. On the first Sunday of every month, all elementary aged children will attend the Worship Gathering with their families.

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Club K3 (K-3rd)
Our children further develop the Scripture and concepts from Sunday through life application experiences and various electives such as Guitar, Baking, Science, Soccer, etc. Electives change with each session.
Club 45 (4th-5th)
This club is centered on engaging kids with Scripture and life application for the things that preteens will face in the upcoming years. They love to hang out and play games too!
Click on the Kids Club logo on the right to register for these clubs!

Family Service Day
Saturday, October 20 - 9:30am
We will be partnering with Together We Rise to decorate and pack birthday boxes for children in the foster care system. This is a family event for parents and kids to serve alongside each other! Please RSVP to Pastor Ryan by Wednesday, October 17 so we can have enough supplies!

Parent Cue Live
Thu, November 1, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Real Life - Clermont

Two combined influences make a greater impact than just two influences.

In this two hour evening experience we will help every parent become more connected to a faith community so they can be more intentional at home.

Parent Cue Live will help parents …
REDISCOVER what their kids need most in every phase
REPRIORITIZE how to engage with their kids every week
REIMAGINE how to dialogue with their kids about critical issues
RETHINK ways to partner with a church to impact their kid’s future

RSVP to Pastor Ryan.
Group ticket pricing available with 20 or more.

Children's Christmas Musical
Rehearsals Begin Wed, Sept 5 - 6:30-7:30pm
Performance, Sun, Dec 9 - 10:30am
Our elementary kids will be rehearsing for our Christmas musical, "Straight Outta Bethlehem", every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm starting Sept 5. Please make this a priority for your family! This is a great opportunity for our kids to grow together! This years musical focuses on being welcomed into the family of God. We would love for all of our kids to be involved this year and it would be a great opportunity to invite a friend!

Our preschoolers will also be presenting a memory verse and song on this day. They will practice on Sunday mornings. There will not be any Kinderchurch on this day.

Please contact Pastor Ryan with any questions.

Children's Bible Quizzing
Quizzing is a fun way for children to learn God's word. This year we are learning all about the happenings in Acts. Join us for Sunday School at 9am to hear the lesson and quiz practice at 10am. If you are interested contact Alfa Renegar.

Please contact Pastor Ryan with any questions.

What do you teach?
We teach the Bible to our kids! As a guide, we use the “Orange” curriculum. Each week we will provide a Parent Cue that will aid you in talking to your child about the lesson. www.thinkorange.com

What do I need to bring?
Our nursery-aged children should bring a diaper bag with diapers, wipes, bottle/sippy cup and an extra change of clothes. Please make sure every item is labeled. Our preschool and elementary-aged children are encouraged to bring their Bibles. Please leave toys and other personal items at home or with mom and dad.

My child has been sick, should I bring them?
As much as we love your little ones, if they have any of the following symptoms within 24 hours of a service or activity please help us keep everyone healthy by not placing your child in their classroom: any contagious illness, vomiting, diarrhea, cold, excessive coughing, runny nose (yellow/green mucus), and/or a fever. Thank you!

How will I know if my child needs me?
If we need to contact you for any reason during the service, we will do so via text message. Upon checking in, please make sure we have your cell phone number and service provider.

Is a snack provided?
We offer snacks for all ages at a designated time during the service. Please make the volunteers at the Check In Desk aware of any allergies your child might have.

Do the children go outside?
Our preschoolers will play on our indoor playground. Our elementary children may go outside on occasion if it supports the lesson.

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