At Journey Church International, we believe in investing in the next generation of Christ followers so they can be disciples who make disciples and be catalysts for change that glorifies God. That’s why we have a whole church ministry dedicated to our youngest believers.
The prayer and hope of our Journey Kids ministry is to encourage and equip parents as spiritual leaders, introduce kids to other adults who show Jesus through the way they lead and teach, and connect kids to age-appropriate teaching so they can learn about Jesus.
By committing to this mission, we can raise our kids to live like Christ, demonstrate God’s love in all situations, and make a difference that impacts nations.
When you visit us for the first time, one of our friendly volunteers will show you to our children’s area, and our Journey Kids team will meet you at one of our kids’ first-time guest check-in kiosks. You’ll be asked to answer a few questions about your family: your name, your phone number, how many children you have, their names, birthdates, and any allergies or special instructions we should know about.
You can save yourself some time by pre-registering online. When you arrive on Sunday our team will walk you through the final steps of our check-in process. (Pre-registration must be received no later than 7:00 P.M. on Saturday the weekend you plan to attend.)
Each checked-in child will receive a name tag with a security code. Parents will receive a matching security code. If for any reason we need to contact you during the service, your child’s security code will appear on the screens in the Worship Center. If you see your child’s security code, please exit the Worship Center and head to their room. Parents must have their security code for pick-up. If you no longer have your security code, you will be asked to show your ID at the kids’ first-time guest check-in area.
Our Journey Kids ministry takes place during all adult service times — 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 A.M. Depending on your child’s age, they’ll participate in our Journey Jr. or JKids programming.
Our attentive team will take excellent care of your little one while you attend service. As your child grows, our volunteers focus on play with a purpose and start to introduce Bible stories and activities. Please label bottles, diaper bags, and pacifiers before drop-off.
(3 to 5 years old, potty trained)
Children will start in their classroom with activities that introduce the Bible story, then move to large-group time for worship songs, a full Bible story, and offering. They will return to their classroom for a snack and fun activities that reinforce the Bible story.
1st through 3rd Grade
Children will begin by creating connections with their leaders and other kids their age. All grades will then come together for high-energy worship, an interactive Bible teaching, prayer, and offering. After the large-group gathering, children will close their time together by reviewing the Bible story and participating in activities that reinforce the Bible story with their grade level.
4th through 5th Grade
Our oldest kids have the opportunity to connect with their peers and Jesus in an exciting environment! When kids arrive 15 minutes early to service, they can play games and meet new friends. Once service begins, they’ll enjoy worship, a Bible story, and guided discussion with other kids and their small group leaders.
We believe that baptism is a personal and important choice, regardless of age. That being said, we do offer child dedication, which gives parents the opportunity to share their faith with family and friends and have their community pray specifically for their child. Submit our online form to learn more about dedicating your child at our church in Lee’s Summit.
We provide a dedicated nursing mother’s area in the kids’ wing of our church center. Our Journey Kids team will be happy to walk you to the room at any time during service.
Have a heart for kids? We’d love for you to serve with our Journey Kids team! We’re always looking for new volunteers to help out as small group leaders, worship leaders, service coordinators, curriculum preppers, check-in assistants, and more. If you’re interested in getting involved or want more information about our serving opportunities, fill out our online form.
This isn’t the Vacation Bible School your parents remember. We take VBS to a whole new level and set the tone for your kiddo’s Very Best Summer with three days of fun and engaging activities. Our annual Kids Camp, designed for elementary-aged children, is jam packed with crafts, Bible stories, games, outdoor play, and more. Keep checking back for more details as our Kids Ministry team gears up for 2024!