Journey Kid's Safari Land
Journey Kid's is the children's ministry at Journey:A Christian Church. It is a place where kids go on a safari together to learn about God's love for them and the importance He plays in their lives. We strive hard to make this an exciting and wonderful hour in your child's week. We know that your child's spiritual development is as important as their academic, social and emotional development and has eternal significance. The purpose of Journey Kids is to assist parents and caregivers in providing a strong spiritual foundation that consists of an understanding of God's Word and biblical principles as well as how to apply them to everyday life. By the time that kids complete the 6th grade, our goal is to have nurtured and strengthened their faith to the point where they can independently make wise choices when faced with life's difficult situations.
Registration (check in and out procedures)
Please check in your children at our check-in center, located in the front lobby. Upon check-in at the center parents will receive a 2 part name tag. At pick-up time a Journey Kid's assistant will match the ID# on the parent or caregivers tag to that of the child's name tag. Only those adults with a matching # will be able to pick up the child from Safari Land.
If a child is in need of their parent or caregiver during service, their # will appear on the screen at the front of the auditorium. If this occurs, please report to the Journey Kid's area and a staff member will inform you of your child's needs.
Birth - 24 months
Babyland is especially designed for your infant. Specially trained volunteers will hold, change, rock, sing and play with your little one in a caring and nurturing environment.
Toddlerland is desined especially for ages 12-24 months. Children will learn simple Bible stories about God's love for his creation and them. They will sing easy to learn songs and learn simple prayers. They will also be provided with age appropriate toys for imaginative play.
Each week our pre-schoolers first meet in a large group setting for music time. They sing fun interactive songs accompanied by their own rhythm instruments as they learn how their little voices can praise god together.
Our children are then divided into 2 small groups. Ages 2 years and 3 years -pre k. The children will learn God's Word by engaging in interactive lessons, fun activity stations and
Pre-school children will also have opportunities to play on our outdoor playground. This is a safe enclosed environment located adjacent to their classrooms. They will be supervised at all times.
(Large Group Worship)
All of our Journey Kid's in K-6th grade begin their Sunday in our Journey Kid's Worship Center on the 2nd floor. (upon checking in, just follow our journey kid's safari signs to the center) The Worship Center opens at 9:45 A.M..
Fun and Games Time - During our fun and games time the children can partcipate in a number of activities, such as basketball, foosball, air hockey, ping-pong etc.. There will also be craft tables available where your child can make different crafts. The children will also be able to shop our (Journey Kid's Store) and redeem their tickets that they have earned in their classrooms. The children can earn tickets many different ways ,(Bible memorization, attendence, behavior, etc..) This will be a fun time for your children and a great time for them to get to know other kids, so please arrive early as our worship begins at 10:00 A.M..
Large Group Time - Our Large Group Worship time will be both exciting and interactive. The children will particpate in a time of praiseful singing, prayer, bible memorization, engaging videos and fun object lessons.
Small Group Time - Our small groups are called Kid's Discipleship Groups or KDG's . The KDG groups are divided into 3 groups. (K-2nd grade), (3rd-4th grade) and (5th-6th grade). Our KDG groups compliment the lesson that was taught in the large group session.Each group studies the same lesson which is geared to their specific age and needs. Our KDG leaders use a discussion time,prayer time, games, crafts and activity sheete to reniforce the
lesson taught in our large group worship time.