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.
If you lose your security sticker, stop by the check in desk with your ID and we will gladly print you a new sticker!

A parent or guardian 18 years or older needs to pick up your child! Children can not be released to older siblings.

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 Ginger Bailey or Carolyn Novak 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 Preschool 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 & 11am
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.

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

There are no Elementary Classes at this time. All Elementary students are encouraged to join their family for Worship at 9a or 11a.

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.

ALL MID-WEEK ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

We are looking for children and parents who are interested in reading Scripture, praying, greeting or helping on the lighting team on Family Worship Sundays. Please Sign Up Here!.

Children's Bible Quizzing
Quizzing is a fun way for children to learn God's word. Children learn the lessons during Sunday School and then get to practice the fun game during practice right after. Quizzing is for kids in 1st-5th grade. If your child would like to participate, please contact Alfa Renegar.

Please contact Ginger Bailey or Carolyn Novak with any questions.

COVID19 Proceedures
All volunteers and children entering the Journey hallway will be temperature checked. Everyone over the age of 4 years old will be required to wear a face covering. We apologize, but at this time parents and siblings are not permitted in the Journey hallway or classes.

What do you teach?
We teach the Bible to our kids! As a guide, we use "The Gospel Project" curriculum. Each week we will provide a Big Picture Card that will aid you in talking to your child about the lesson.

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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