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 appropriately 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!
JOURNEY KIDS WEEKLY PROGRAMS
Childcare/Nursery (Birth-3 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 (beginning at 10:30 am).
Sunday School (4 years old-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 minute opening of music and organized activities. The children are then separated into two age groups. The “Primary” class is for children ages 4 through 1st grade, and meets in the Red classroom. The “Elementary” class is for grades 2-5 and meets in the Purple classroom. In the classrooms, children hear an age-appropriate Bible lesson, learn a memory verse, and engage in activities to reinforce application of the lesson. A snack is also served, so please inform the teacher of any food allergies or sensitivities.
Sunday School is September – July, with a break in August.
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: 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 (sometimes called Baby Dedication) is a way for parents to declare their own commitment to raise their child in a home where God is at the center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Child Dedications occur annually on Mother’s Day
No, there is no class needed. Simply indicate your interest on the Connection Card or contact the church office (563-243-4164 or [email protected]) a few weeks prior to the next scheduled Child Dedication.
After you express interest in dedicating your child, a member of the church staff will be in touch to discuss additional details. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to our Director of Children’s Ministry Joy Lower at [email protected].