Welcome to TJN Kids
We absolutely love kids at TJN and we can't wait for them to know and learn
about the God who created them, loves them, and is with them each and everyday.
Everything that is experienced in TJN Kids is designed to do just that.
Lil' Trekkers | Birth-Preschool
Lil' Trekkers is a place where kids get to play, hear a Bible story, learn bible verses, sing, make friends, and be encouraged by their leaders to make wise decisions.
We love to partner with parents to introduce kids to what it means to follow Jesus.
Kidventure | Grades K-5
In Kidventure, kids have a place where they can make the decision to follow Jesus and grow in their faith.
They'll have a fun time learning about God with music, games, memory verses and teaching that is designed just for them.
We can’t wait to serve you and your family!
When you get to TJN, look for the Kids Check-In area.
A staff or volunteer will be there to answer any questions you have,
help you get checked in, and find the right room for your child.
Plan to arrive early so you can drop off your kids and head into the service without missing anything!
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Click lessons below.
God has given us an amazing mission, to shine his love for the whole world to see! When we love, serve, and share Jesus’ story, we’re like shining lights, showing everyone who God is.
MAY 8.9 | SHINING BY TRUSTING
It can feel easy to shine for God when life is great, but what about when life gets tough? This week, we’ll hear how Paul kept on shining by trusting God, even when he felt afraid.
Big Idea: I can always trust God.
At Home: Think of some examples of the word “trust.” Who are people or things that you trust?
Ask: What did Paul tell everyone during the terrible storm in our Bible Adventure?
(He said they could trust God, and that everyone would be ok.)
What do you think “trust” means?
(Believing someone, following them even if you don’t know what will happen.)
Do This: Have kids hold onto the rope with one hand. Lead them around the room with their eyes open. Then lead them around the room again and tell them to try to keep their eyes closed the whole time.
The Point: When you closed your eyes and followed me, even though you couldn’t see, you were trusting me. Like that, we can always trust God! He knows what’s best for us, and He knows what’s going to happen, even when we don’t.
Memory Verse: Acts 1:8 | “You will even tell other people about me from one end of the earth to the other.”
About this Series:
The story of Jesus changes everything. If life is a work of art, Jesus has the power to turn it into something beautiful, like switching from black and white to full technicolor.
MAY 8.9 | THE ARTIST BLOCK
Sometimes following God feels like the greatest thing ever, but at other times it can feel extremely difficult. After being captured, sent away from his home, and then shipwrecked, Paul could have felt like giving up. What he did instead was a great example of how God can help us do tough things.
Big Idea: I can do hard things with God by my side.
After Video Questions:
What difficult thing is coming up for Gabby?
(Moving away from her friends.)
Can you think of anything difficult to do that takes “endurance”?
(Endurance means trying something over and over again, even when it’s difficult.)
What’s one time you’ve needed “endurance”?
Look Up and Read: James 1:2-4. These verses are about keeping on going through difficult things. They say we can be happy about difficult things, because they make us stronger. Having the “strength to continue” is another way of saying “having endurance.”
Discuss: We use endurance to keep on running in a race, to keep on practicing an instrument or an art, and to keep on going when life gets tough.
What are some ways we could have endurance and keep on doing the right things when we disagree with a friend?
(Talk with them, listen to them, forgive them.)
How could we have endurance if we’ve argued with our parents, and we’re all upset?
(Choose to listen and obey, talk calmly with them, respect them.)
The Point: The reason we can have endurance is that God is always with us. We never have to go through difficult things alone, because He will never leave us.
Memory Verse: Ephesians 2:10 | We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.
We are doing everything we can to maintain a clean and safe environment for our kids and volunteers.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Classrooms will be cleaned before and after services
- Kids will need to wash their hands prior to entering classes
- Masks are suggested for everyone over the age of 6
- Children will receive their own supplies necessary to participate in activities
- Kids will use hand sanitizer as needed throughout the service
- Snacks will be individually wrapped
- Volunteers will use gloves during snack and whenever necessary
All Kids volunteers and staff are background-checked and trained before they start volunteering—so know that your kids are in safe hands.
Every weekend at Kids Check-In, your family is assigned a random code that is on your child’s name tag and your security tag. You will use your security tag during pick up so we can determine each child goes home with who brought them.
If your child feels sick at home, they’ll feel sick at church. We want all of our kids and volunteers to remain healthy and happy, so we ask that kids be kept at home if they’re not feeling well. We’ll be very excited to see them the following week!
In addition if your child has had any of the following symptoms within the last 24 it would be best if they stayed home and rested up to be ready to come back when they feel better.
- Fever (100 or higher)
- Flu symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, chills
- Excessive signs of a cold: coughing, sneezing, sore throat, runny nose (except for clear)
- Discharge from eyes or ears
- Communicable skin infections (impetigo, boils, ringworm)
- Childhood diseases such as: chicken pox, mumps, measles, rubella, pertussis, or scarlet fever
Follow along with what’s happening in TJN Kids, watch past lessons, or email us with comments and questions. We’d love to connect with you!