Journey Kids (Birth-6th grade)

Journey Kids encompasses three sections of care: Preschool (6 wks-Kindergarten), Graded (1st-4th) and 56 (5th and 6th graders). They meet during the main church service times: 9.ooa and 10.45a weekly.

Journey Kids takes place in our Journey Kids wing located on the North (right side if facing front of building) side of our building. This entrance is labeled above the door “Journey Kids.”

On the first Wednesday of each month during our church service our childcare is open and both our Graded and 56 combine for Super Wednesdays from 6.30p-7.30p.

Our quarterly calendar is available below. It often has dates that require pre-registering which can either be found below the Calendar or on the event page.

Planning your family's visit

When you get to our campus, look for either the “1st-Time Guest Check-In” or “Kids Check-In” flags. Enter through the doors closest to the flags to find one of our New Family Hosts. They will lead you to fill out some information and get your temporary security tag. Once your child is registered, they will walk you and your family to each area and help make navigation and drop-off as smooth as possible. Once all kids are dropped off, they will either lead you to our cafe for free coffee and doughnuts or our Worship Center.

Sunday Mornings

During our 9am and 10:45am Sunday morning services, we offer outstanding worship in Journey Kids through our:Preschool Worship (3 year old-Kindergarten), Kids Worship (1st-4th grade), along with Route 56 Worship (5th & 6th graders).

Each one of these worship times provides both a large group and small group time led by well-trained, caring adults that seek to develop growth in each and every kid on their level. Each service has exciting worship, engaging videos, interactive teaching, hands-on activities and biblical engagement, all sprouted from each week’s lesson.

Expectations for Parents and Guardians

  1. Checking In: After your first check-in with our Family Host team you and your household will be added to our security system. The second time you visit we ask that a parent/guardian uses the provided phone number to check in any Journey Kids at our Self-check in stations. Place the unique printed name tag on each corresponding child keeping the printed security tag for yourself. Then escort them to their classroom making sure to confirm with one of our leaders of their presence! We don’t want to miss anyone arriving! 

  2. Security Tags: Along with the name tags our security system prints multiple unique security tags for you, the adult, to keep. These are very important! Whoever has the matching security will be able to pick up the corresponding child! For safety, the security tag does not have the name of the child on it and must be matched before anyone is allowed to leave with that child.

  3. Pick-Up: Using the security tag received at check in, present it to a leader of that section for confirmation as they match it to your child’s tag. Every child’s security number will be confirmed to ensure the highest safety for guests and members of Journey Church. Most classrooms will speed up the process by calling your child over when they see you arrive or in some areas allowing you to pick up the child before confirming the tag when you exit the space.

  4. Getting involved: We love when parents get involved in Journey Kids but we also know that God has gifted many with talents that lie somewhere in the church! We believe that God has gifted many with the desire to invest and see the youngest generations grow and flourish. If that is you will please complete the form linked below to get started with the approval process to help in Journey Kids! Note: you are not required to serve where your child attends.
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Join Journey Kids Team

Our programs are tools that we use to help create a place for those to connect with God and a learning experience that both inspires and challenges all Journey Kids to take their next steps to becoming fully-devoted followers of Christ.

To discover more about all of our programs and big events check out this big document here! Including: Kids Camp, Fallapalooza, Family Dedication, Baptism, Preschool Worship, Graded Worship, 56 Worship, Super Wednesdays, Kids Choir

Requirements for all Journey Kids! Workers

  1. Every worker in Journey Kids has walked through training, interview process and best-fit procedures. Many things are covered in our training but a few matter most is proper hygiene when serving food, two-adult rule in all spaces, no one goes into the bathroom alone with a child and only women are allowed to change diapers. If you have more questions about training or policies please reach out to our Family Pastor at the bottom of this page.

  2. Every Adult worker has passed a background check every other year completed by: Chekr (link to checkr.com) a professional third-party system used by some of the biggest fortune 500 companies. 
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Pre- Check In

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Summer Calendar

Each summer, our Family Ministry publishes a Summer Calendar full of activities for the whole family. Whether it be a a movie on the lawn, a Splash Pad Daytime Meet Up (with free popsicles) or a Water Gauntlet, it will be epic! Be on the lookout for your copy, and once it is available, the link will be right here waiting for you to download!

Qualified Team Members

Every Journey Kids team member has been background checked and referenced. Plus we have policies in place to ensure a child is never alone with one adult. Each one of our team members is trained on a regular basis on how to teach and care for your child and on up-to-date security measures and protection policies.

Events

Join us for upcoming events! 

Connect With Us

Questions? Contact Nate Holder, Family Pastor at 334.351.9994 or nate@myjourneychurch.com. 

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Handbook & Welcome Packet

•    The parent must complete the necessary registration forms and pay a non-refundable Annual materials fee. This covers registration fees, book, and materials for class.

•    The parent must provide the center with a pre-school/child immunization certificate, or Blue Slip. This is to be kept updated, if it is not, the center will send out a notice stating that the required immunizations are out dated. The form can be obtained through the health department or your pediatrician.

•    The parent will receive a copy of the policies and procedures and will go over them thoroughly. The parent will sign the Parental Agreement form which indicates policies and procedures and agreed upon fees.

•    All enrollment forms, including a Schedule Information Form, must be completed by the parent and returned to the center by the first day of attendance.

•    Parents of children with special needs or handicaps must inform the director of the child’s condition(s) prior to enrollment so it can be determined if the center can adequately meet the needs of the child. This is necessary for the well being of the child.