Have kids? Awesome! At Journey, we value our children and youth. Your kids are always welcome in our main worship service. When you/your child are comfortable, we would love to have them join us in our fun, engaging children's ministry - Journey Kids! We offer full Journey Kids (6 weeks - 5th grade) at our 8:00 & 9:30 am services, and Nursery (6 weeks - potty-trained) our 11:00 am service.


The Journey Kids Team loves teaching kids about Jesus! We offer solid teaching straight from the Bible, covering the entire Bible every 3 years. We teach a biblical worldview, helping kids to see how what we learn from the Bible can be applied to their lives today. We incorporate fun activities and games that correlate with the lesson, resulting in learning while having a blast! Come worship, have fun and learn about Jesus with us!



What does a service in Journey Kids look like?

Nursery (6 weeks old - potty-trained)

7:45-8:15      Play time

8:15-8:18       Clean up

8:18-8:22       Lesson

8:22-8:30      Activity

8:30-9:00     Play time


Preschool (Potty-trained - 5K)

7:45-8:00      Open play time

8:00-8:13       Worship

8:13-8:35       Tracker Puppet Visit and Lesson

8:35-8:50      Discover Time (activity that correlates with that day's lesson)

8:50-9:00      Review game, then open play


Elementary (1st-5th grade)

7:45-8:00      Fun group review game/activity 

8:00-8:13      Worship 

8:13-8:28       Discover Time (activity that correlates with that day's lesson)

8:28-8:55      Lesson

8:55-9:00      Review game


(example times from 8:00 service)



The safety of all children is our top priority. Every Journey Kids volunteer is screened with a background check and trained in safety procedures. The children's wing is secured during the service and monitored by safety personnel, as well as security cameras. In the event your child needs you, your unique code (provided to you at the Journey Kids Check-in Desk) will be displayed in the main worship service.



We utilize curriculum from Discovery Land Global (dlglobal.com) and work through the Bible every 3 years. Our interactive teaching utilizes multiple approaches for different learning styles. The goal at Journey Kids is to raise up world-changers who understand who Jesus is and how that changes their lives. 


You can view our current Scope and Sequence here: 

Preschool Scope and Sequence

Elementary Scope and Sequence


Questions? Email Beth Rodewald, our Children's Ministry Director, at journeykids@journeydepere.com.

Journey Kids FAQs


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