Here at The Journey Church, we believe that our children are the most valuable blessings God has bestowed upon us.
Proverbs 22:6 tells us, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (ESV)
Because of that, we believe that our Kid’s ministry should not just be a glorified day care. We seek to engage our children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching them all that the Bible says, instructing them in worship, and having fun to the glory of God.
TJC Kids (birth – 3rd grade)
Our Nursery, Toddler and Preschool Ministry serve to care for your infants and toddlers in a safe and nurturing environment. Our nursery is arranged according to developmental stages rather than age groups, with each environment designed to meet your child’s needs. Our preschool rooms are fun and exciting atmospheres where your kids will learn, create, and worship together.
TJC Kid’s meet during each weekend worship service. Check your child in at our check-in station and bring them to the Studio for an hour of fun and teaching.
The service will include:
- Games, media, and singing
- Large group teaching time
- Small group Bible study
- Crafts & a small snack
Where do I go when I get there?
When you first walk in the doors of the Journey, you will be greeted by our Host team. They’re pretty good about spotting new families. They should direct you to Kids Check-in.
There, you will be asked a few questions to help us serve your child better, by allowing us to know of any food allergies, special needs, etc. After that, give them a hug and we’ll do the rest.
What should I expect for my kids when I visit?
The first thing to expect, is for your child to have fun. We have some great teachers in our kids area, and they love to make the time they spend with your child fun and energetic. Another thing to be sure of is that they will learn the gospel.
Who serves in TJC Kids church?
We have a mixture of men and women who have a passion for seeing kids grow in their walk with Christ. All of our teachers are volunteers from our congregation and have gone through a background check. Our leaders work with volunteers from every age group to put together a rotation of volunteer kids workers who all serve on a yearly rotation, with weekly “teachers helpers”, depending on the age group. If you are a parent and are a regular attender at The Journey, we ask that you serve on the rotation. For more information about getting plugged in to TJC Kids contact Laurie DiCicco here.
Will my child be safe?
At The Journey, we have a committed group of men who serve on our security team. Several of these men have a law enforcement background. Our security team perform regular check-ins with the classrooms to ensure everything is going great. All of our teachers have gone through a background check.
What about snacks, drinks and bathroom breaks?
We provide snacks and drinks for your child during their time in Kids church. If you are a new guest, at check-in, you will be asked about any food allergies, special needs, etc. We have bathrooms in some of our younger classrooms and a designated bathroom for the older kids.