Children's Ministries

Children's MinistriesOur Children’s Ministry partners with parents and volunteers to build and equip children from a young age with solid, Bible-themed foundations that bring forth the fostering of faith over a lifetime. Our Children’s Ministry teams work to create a fun, safe, and engaging environment where children come to learn and thrive in Biblical truths, Christian friendships, and in grounding faith. We have a deep commitment to communicating the truth of God’s love through age-appropriate ways which encourage children to take their next steps in becoming a life-long follower of Jesus.

We look to have parents partner with us in two ways — by taking the vital at-home time needed to continue talking with and engaging in God and His ways of faith with your children, and by providing a consistent parental commitment to making church involvement a family priority by ensuring that your child(ren) get to church promptly and regularly.

Still have questions? Check for answers to commonly-asked questions in our Children’s Ministry FAQ

Children's Ministry FAQ

How do I know where to take my child?

How do I know where to take my child?

If you enter through the main upper entrance of our church, you will find friendly greeters who can direct you upon your first visit. If you park in the rear parking lot which gives you access to the lower level of our building, please proceed upstairs where the Children’s Ministry entrance can be found in the upper hallway. One of our helpful greeters or Children’s Ministry members will greet you and your child(ren) helping get them to their correct class(es).
When can I check my child in?

When can I check my child in?

Our teachers normally arrive to their Children’s Ministry respective classrooms at least 15 minutes before a program begins. If you/your child arrives before the teacher, please allow for one parent to accompany the child until one of the teachers or ministry partners arrive.
How old does my child have to be to participate in Children's Ministry?

How old does my child have to be to participate in Children's Ministry?

On Saturday evenings, we offer classes for all kids – babies through the 6th grade. There is no charge for the Saturday ministry programs. Children are given the opportunity to contribute an offering, but it is strictly voluntary.
Is there a charge to participate?

Is there a charge to participate?

There is no charge for Saturday programs.
When can my child begin attending?

When can my child begin attending?

Children may begin attending Children’s Ministry at any time. Please check-in your child with the appropriate forms.
My children are different ages. Can they be placed in the same class? And if my child brings a friend, can they be together in the same class?

My children are different ages. Can they be placed in the same class? And if my child brings a friend, can they be together in the same class?

Our programs are carefully selected and designed to offer kids an encouraging, fun, and engaging experience. We encourage fostering ongoing friendships and welcome friends of your child as well. Friends of children will be placed in the same class, unless the parent/guardian instructs differently.
What if my child is ill?

What if my child is ill?

For the health of all, we ask that children and adults with any sign of infectious disease in the past 24 hours (fever, rash, green discharge, vomiting, diarrhea) not attend our classes.
How do I know my child is safe?

How do I know my child is safe?

The safety of your child is of paramount importance to us. Information on ministry partner screening is also available on our website. All adult volunteers have completed a thorough screening process.
How do I get a permanent name tag and security number for my preschool age child?

How do I get a permanent name tag and security number for my preschool age child?

If you decide that Judah City Church is your home church, please stop by the Children’s Ministry desk at any time and we will be happy to provide a permanent registration form for your child.
What should I do if my child is reluctant to go into the classroom?

What should I do if my child is reluctant to go into the classroom?

While you know your child best, our experience has been that if you drop your child off as quickly as possible and then leave, he or she will feel comfortable in the room in a very short time. If your child continues to be unhappy, we will seek to let you know that he/she needs you. Unless directed otherwise by a parent, we do not let children cry continuously for more than 5-10 minutes. One parent is always welcome to stay with their child in the classroom if the child is having difficulty adjusting to a new room. Consistent weekly attendance is the best way to help your child build relationships and ease separation anxiety.
What if my child needs me during the worship service?

What if my child needs me during the worship service?

All infants, toddlers, and preschoolers will be given a security number when you check in. It is important that you let your child’s teacher know where you’ll be during the service so we can locate you, if needed. Just let us know when you complete the guest registration and we will be happy to assign a temporary number for your older child.
What kind of snacks will be served to my child?

What kind of snacks will be served to my child?

Children may be offered a light snack or refreshment. Occasionally, a special snack is offered so it is important for parents to let the classroom teacher know if their child has any food allergy.Parents are welcome to provide their own snack for their child. Please give the snack to the lead teacher when you drop off your child.
What if my child needs to go to the bathroom?

What if my child needs to go to the bathroom?

We ask that parents of infants and toddlers communicate their desires about diaper changing with the nursery/toddler staff when the child is dropped off.Children are allowed to use the bathroom on their own, with an adult standing nearby offering assistance only if needed.
How should my child dress?

How should my child dress?

We recommend comfortable clothing, such as your child wears to school.
Can my child bring a favorite toy to play with?

Can my child bring a favorite toy to play with?

Because of the difficulties that are sometimes presented when a beloved toy is lost or left behind or is strongly desired by another child, we prefer that children not bring toys from home. As a parent, you know what is best for your child. Your child may bring a small toy if you think that it will ease separation anxiety for them, but it is the parent’s responsibility to make sure the child has the toy when leaving for home.
What if I want to volunteer in my child's class?

What if I want to volunteer in my child's class?

We appreciate and encourage parent volunteers to partner with us in ministry. All ministry partners must read the Child and Youth Safety and Protection Guidelines and complete the application form before serving in a class. The guidelines and form are available online on our website under the Forms Section. It takes about 2 weeks to complete the screening process. Ministry partners and new members are encouraged to have complete the True North and/or New Members classes before serving.

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Service Times

Main Service: Sundays - 10:30 am

Growth Track: Sundays - 9:30 am