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 is divided into five areas and meet during each weekend worship service:

  • Nursery
  • Toddler
  • Pre-K
  • Kindergarten – 3rd
  • 4th-5th

TJC Kids Ministry serves to care for your child in a safe and nurturing environment. We desire for children, birth through 5th grade, build a biblical foundation that prepares them to trust Christ as their Lord and Savior. TJC would like to partner with parents, to develop their child’s faith and assist them in their personal relationship with Jesus. Teaching them to love Christ, have fun in the process and make sure they stay safe.

During each weekend service, your child will benefit from:

  • Large group teaching time
  • Small group Bible study
  • Singing and Games
  • Scripture memory
Children with Special Needs
TJC welcomes all children with special needs. Though not formally trained in special education, our volunteers and staff want to partner with parents in the care and spiritual training of each child.



Where do I go when I get there?

When you first walk in the doors of the Journey Church, 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 “teacher 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, please contact:

Lebanon Campus: Laurie DiCicco
Mt Juliet Campus: Becca DePolitte

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.