JOURNEY KIDZ

Journey Kidz offers an excellent children’s program each Sunday that will be the best hour of your child’s week!

 

Directions to Journey Kidz:

If you have kids ages birth – 5th Grade – Journey Kidz offers a fun, safe and educational opportunity for your child during each Sunday service.  To drop your child off in Journey Kidz – before you go to the service – take your child to Journey Kidz (just follow the signs) and check in with our friendly team members.

During check-in, you will receive a security sticker, which you will need to pick up your child after the service.  For the security of your children, it is important that you keep track of your security sticker.  This helps us know that you are the person authorized to pick up your child.

There are three different age groups in Journey Kidz:

Nursery (Birth- 2 yrs)

In the Nursery at Journey Kidz, we strive to create a fun, safe, and friendly environment where babies through new walkers sense and experience God’s love through caring volunteers, bible stories, play, and other meaningful activities.

As they age and progress to the Toddler years, they will learn songs and hear Bible Stories that begin to be prepare them for Preschool through various hands-on activities and specific playtime.

Preschool (3 yrs – Kindergarten)

Children at the Preschool/Kindergarten level are incredibly curious about the world, and are learning things at an extremely fast rate! Through Bible stories, creative activities, and worship, children discover that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever. Parents are also provided with ideas to spark conversation with their children at home.

Elementary (1st – 5th Grade)

The Journey Kidz Elementary Ministry focuses on building the foundation of faith so that children can become world changers. Through music, Bible stories, videos, games, and activities children from 1st – 5th Grade come to know God more deeply and develop their faith. Children learn how to make wise choices, that they can trust God no matter what, and how they should treat others.

Family Devotionals (preschool/elementary):

Parents of preschool and elementary aged children will receive a ‘family devotional’ as you pick up your child in Journey Kidz on Sunday.

These devotionals include the main point, Bible story, and application activities that go along with what your child learned that day in Journey Kidz.

We encourage you to spend time during the week with your child to help apply and reinforce the Biblical truths we teach each week and to help you become a better spiritual leader for your child.

If you forgot to pick up a devotional or misplaced it, contact our Journey Kidz Director Gina at [email protected] to get another copy!

If you would like more information on Journey Kidz, contact our Journey Kids Director, Gina Odierno, at [email protected] or 212-730-8300 x220.

A NOTE TO FAMILIES FROM GINA:

Your child is important to God, and your child is important to us at The Journey. As Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” (Matthew 19:14).

My goal as the Pastor of Families is to help make each and every Sunday “the best hour of your kid’s week!” Not only that–my desire is that The Journey would be “the best church for your ENTIRE FAMILY.”

I have always had a passion for children and family ministries. Part of this passion comes from a great personal experience growing up in church. However, I have several friends who grew up not liking church because they had so many bad experiences at church. Church wasn’t like that for me, and it definitely isn’t like that at The Journey! Our kids absolutely love coming to The Journey and can’t wait to go back the next week!

Journey Kidz is here to partner with you, the parents, to help your children grow spiritually and have an awesome view of God and the Church. My role is to provide an amazing church experience for your kids, but also for you as well. I want you to know that you have a partner to encourage and help you along the way.

Got questions? I’m here to help! I’m available every Sunday to meet you personally, or you can contact me at [email protected] or 212-730-8300 x220

Partnering with you on the journey,

Gina