Journey Kids: Children's Ministry
Journey Kids desires that all children be given a safe, warm environment in which to learn Godly truths for their lives.
In order to adequately serve children of all ages, our church has tailor-made groups and activities for all age groups.
Get ready for some Easter fun! Kids up through age 12 are invited to our Journey Kids Egg Hunt Challenge. Come anytime between 9:15-10:00 am on Easter Sunday, starting in the Fellowship Hall. Feel free to eat breakfast at our Easter Breakfast (9:00-10:15 am) as well!
Weekly Journey Kids Resources
You will find resources below for Journey Kids preschool age through 5th grade. There is a lesson time, parent guide, and activity/application page for each of the age groups: Preschool, Early Elementary, and Preteen.
The videos are also linked below each video.
If you’d like to receive weekly emails please let Director of Children’s Ministry Joy Lower know.
Early Elementary (K-3rd)
JOURNEY KIDS WEEKLY PROGRAMS
Childcare/Nursery (Birth-2 year olds) 9:00 am & 10:30 am
Childcare is provided for babies and toddlers in the Nursery during Sunday morning Life Groups (9:00 am – 10:15 am) and the Worship Service (starts at 10:30 am).
Sunday School (K-5th grade) 9:00 am
Sunday School meets in the gym at 9:00 am and goes until 10:15 am. This program is during Sunday morning Life Groups.
All grades are combined for a 30 min opening of music and Bible teaching. The children are then separated into two groups. Group A will go to art for 15 min and group B will go to games for 15 min. Then they will switch. The last 15 min the children have a snack and talk about what they learned that day and how to put God’s lessons into use during the week.
Sunday School is September – July, with a break in August.
Preschool Sunday School (3-5 year olds) 9:00 am
Our Preschool Sunday School is during our Sunday morning Life Groups (9:00 am – 10:15 am) and meets in one of the Children’s Hallway classrooms.
Preschool Sunday School is September – July, with a break in August.
Children’s Church (3-5 year olds) 10:30 am
Children’s Church meets in one of the Children’s Hallway classrooms and gets dismissed for class during the Worship Service, which starts at 10:30 am.
Children’s Church is staffed by volunteers who love working with little ones and want to give parents the opportunity to focus on the sermon. A short lesson, snack, craft, music, games, video, and play time are some of the activities that children enjoy each week.
Awana (K-6th Grade) 6:00 pm
Awana teaches children K-6th grade godly character centered on the gospel of Christ in order to help them learn responsibility and become mature adults. Journey Church hosts the following Awana groups on Wednesday evenings during the school year: Cubbies for 3-5 year olds in preschool that are children of our Awana group volunteers, Sparks for Grades K-2nd, and T&T (Truth & Training) for Grades 3rd-6th.
Awana is a global ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love, and serve Him. Awana is an acronym for Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed (2 Timothy 2:15). It is a high-energy, disciplined, and fun program designed to teach kids (K-6th grade) about God in an exciting, safe, and kid-appropriate atmosphere.
What is Child Dedication?
Parent Child Dedication (otherwise called Baby Dedication) is a way for parents of younger children to declare their own commitment to raise their child in a home where God is at the center.
Baby/Child Dedications occur annually on Mother’s Day
No, there is no class needed. You do need to connect with Pastor Tom though.
If you want to participate in our next Baby/Child Dedication, please contact the church office at 563-243-4164 or use the contact us form. Our Senior Pastor Tom Loyola will connect with families to share more details of what to expect.