Children's Ministry

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We offer a dynamic, Gospel-centered children's and family ministry that walks alongside parents to disciple and mentor children to be followers of Jesus Christ, and draws the church family into a deeper relationship with God and each other.

Age Groups

0-1 Baby Nursery

Nursery care is available through the entirety of both services.

2-3 Years Old Toddlers

Story, song, and play-based learning and care available for the entirety of both services.

4-5 Years Preschool/Kindergarten

Story, song, and play-based learning and care available for the entirety of both services.

JumpStart Kids

In Matthew 19, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Our elementary age kids participate in the service with us because we see the value in modeling what worship looks like, we believe family worship is a crucial part of our children’s spiritual growth, and so they can be encouraged and be an encouragement to others.

We also want our kids to know that their relationship with Jesus is strengthened by learning more about him, finding community with other believers, and that it can be fun!! Our JumpStart program is designed to do just that.

Questions

Who's Calvin?

Calvin the Forgetful Sheep is our fun and friendly mascot that helps kids get excited about their Bible learning and their experience at church!

Where do I check my kids in?

When you arrive at church, please come to The Barn to sign your child in at the Welcome Station. Each child and guardian will receive a tag with matching numbers. Babies and children ages 0-5 can then go to the nursery or preschool, while elementary age children join the church family for the beginning of the Worship Service.

Before the Pastor starts his teaching, he will excuse the kids with a Children’s Ministry leader to join us for JumpStart, our children’s church program for those in kindergarten through 5th grade. The JumpStart kids will return to the service in time for the closing song and to participate in communion, which happens on the first Sunday of the month.

If we have any concerns that need your attention during the service, your child’s number will come up on the display screen at the front of the sanctuary.

If you have a child with a special need or disability, we would love to provide them with a Buddy. Please contact Joy at joy@jvillepres.org to sign up in advance for a Buddy!

How do I get involved?

We would love to have you serve alongside us in Children's Ministry. We need both helpers (teens and adults who love Jesus, kids, and pass a background check), and lead teachers (church members who love Jesus, kids and pass a background check). If you would be willing to serve in either of these rolls, please fill out the volunteer form and a background check.

If you would like more information, email Joy@jvillepres.org.

Still have questions?

Email Joy!

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 19:14 -ESV

Joy Tayler

Director of Family Ministry and Discipleship
Joy grew up in Southern Oregon and graduated from Ashland High School. She earned a degree in Elementary Education from Linfield College, and she is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Biblical and Theological Studies at Denver Seminary. Joy is always up for a new adventure, especially with her husband of 24 years, Bryan, and their three teenage/young adult children. She enjoys playing tennis, paddle boarding, and hiking with family and friends. She is passionate about supporting kids and families in their faith and looks for daily opportunities to shine the light of Jesus. .

Joy.T@jvillepres.org
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