Children

Enabling children to know, love, serve and enjoy God forever.

Christy Dixon, Director of Children’s Ministries

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14

Welcome to CLIMB. We are thrilled you are partnering with us as we minister with children. We say minister “with” children because we believe that we learn from children as we teach them, Christ used children as an example of those who have faith. This belief challenges us to continue to grow in our relationship with Christ as we grow in our relationship with the children.

All adults who work with our children are properly screened and trained. We take many precautions to create a safe and enjoyable environment for your children. All children under 1st grade are required to be signed in by their parent or caregiver and no child will be dismissed without an adult present.

NURSERY – provided for children 3 months to 2 years first and second hour of service.

2 & 3 year class – Preschoolers who are 2 or 3 by September 1st are invited to participate in classroom activities first and second hour. Each Sunday, the children do a craft, learn a Bible lesson, sing songs and enjoy being in the house of the Lord with their friends and teachers.

Pre-k/Kindergarten class – Preschoolers who are 4 or 5 by September 1st are invited to participate in classroom activities first and second hour. Each Sunday, the children do a craft, learn a Bible lesson, sing songs and enjoy being in the house of the Lord with their friends and teachers.

Wee Worship – The second hour of church provides an opportunity for children 2 years through Kindergarten to participate in a worship service geared to their age and ability. Worship includes songs, Bible memory verses, prayer, a lesson and sometimes a puppet show!

1st through 5th grade – Elementary children have two activities on Sunday morning. The first hour they participate in a traditional Sunday School class. 1st and 2nd grade are together and 3rd through 5th are together. Second hour they attend SUMMIT.

SUMMIT – a worship service for children 1st through 5th grade during the 2nd hour of church. The children have a lite snack, play games and get to be a part of worship for children. We sing songs, have a lesson, break out into small group activities, have offering and communion and enjoy hearing God?s word come to life!

BRANCHES – activities for children and their parents to participate in together. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6:30 with the goal of working on service projects to impact children both near and far.

FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE – In February, fathers are invited to take their daughters, 4 years and up, on a “date” featuring a nice meal, dancing and fun games.

MOTHER/SON GAME DAY – Each spring, mothers and sons of all ages are invited to “get dirty” as they participate in team building games and activities together!

EASTER EGG HUNT – CLIMB puts on a fabulous event for children of all ages. Children and families from the community are invited to attend a nice laid back morning of Easter fun with the families of Journey Church.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Each summer for one week, we invite children of all ages to come participate in a life changing week of fun learning God’s word.

PUMPKIN PALOOZA – Each October, the church turns into a family fun festival the Sunday before Halloween. Children and families from the community are invited to play games, take a hay ride and have lots of yummy snacks with JCC families.

PARENTS DAY OUT – Each December, CLIMB gives parents a chance to sneak away for a few hours without kids. Whether it’s to finish up Christmas shopping or having a date or cleaning your house, the children are guaranteed to have a good time with their friends as they play games and learn more about the true meaning of Christmas.