"Hey God!" PARENT RESOURCES
During the month of May, all of our Journey Kids' classes will be teaching kids how to talk -- to God.
Kids will see that they can talk to God in any way, about anything, anytime, and anywhere. It can be as easy as saying "Hey God!" We want to equip you to lead your child to discover what prayer is all about and put their learning into practice. We're making several resources available to you, including a 21-day prayer devotional for Elementary kids, a Prayer Prompt Keychain for Preschool kids, and lots of other tools and encouragement for you along the way. We can't wait to partner with you in developing this special aspect of your family's faith journey, but don't forget to register for these resources!
SUNDAY // 9:15 & 11:00 AM
Every Sunday all children (babies through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way. We are passionate about kids learning about Jesus in a way they can understand. We would love to see you and your family visit Journey Kids this Sunday. Join the fun and experience a world where kids meet Jesus on their level.
WHAT WE VALUE
Creative Bible Teaching
The Bible is the most amazing book ever written! We strive to bring its stories to life through activities and discussions that keep children engaged. We want all children to love God’s word and understand the value of applying it to their lives.
We value children’s relationships within the small group setting as they relate to their leader and other kids in the group. As families commit to attending the same service each week, children are placed in a group of familiar faces where relationships can grow.
Our environments and lesson materials are created in a way your child will understand. We are passionate about kids learning about Jesus on their individual age & grade level.
Every child’s name tag is matched to a parent-identification number, every volunteer is screened with an interview and federal background check, and every hallway is monitored by security personnel.
Kids love fun! We realize that when children have fun at church, they can’t wait to come back. We value creating fun ways for children to learn about Jesus, including games, crafts, activities, singing, and live acting.
As Children’s Pastor at Journey Church, Eric’s passion is to make sure that our vision of ‘moving people on a simple journey towards Jesus’ truly means all people – including kids! Eric and his wife Molly have two beautiful children, Henry and Lucy, and when he’s not working on recruiting volunteers, casting vision, and training leaders, most nights he can be found at home playing with them. He also loves sports and is a die-hard UK fan!
This is my family's first time visiting, what should we expect?
We recommend parking on the side of the building, this is where children's check-in is located. We will meet your family, check your child into our database system, and one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.
We will ask for the following personal information: family members’ names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child. We recommend arriving 15 minutes early or you can pre-register online.
How does the children's check-in work?
A Journey Kids’ volunteer will check your family in by locating your child’s name in the database. You and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you keep the matching tag. After the service, you will return to your children’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.
In the event that we need to contact you during the service, the identification code will appear on the screens in the auditorium. We ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your children’s room.
What if I have a special needs child?
We have felt a calling to be a welcoming place for families who have children with special needs, and partner with them on their own faith journey. We accommodate through our buddy program, where we match up a child with a buddy who has been specifically trained in working with children with special needs. We often adapt lessons so that child with different needs can still participate with their peers. And if a child needs some time or a space to cool down during a service, we have created a Sensory Room which is outfitted with different types of activities. It has been a huge blessing for many kids to take a few moments to regulate their minds or bodies so they can jump back in to our worship experience. If you’d like more information about our ministry to children with special needs, contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org or look for one of our children’s ministry volunteers on Sunday morning.