A Fun & Safe Environment for Kids
When your child goes to class, you can be sure they are in a safe environment while they learn about God’s plan for their life. James River Kids is all about creating memories and building a relationship with God that lasts a lifetime. Service times are Sundays at 9:00am, 10:45am, 12:30pm, and Wednesdays at 7:00pm.
At James River Kids, we are passionate about presenting deep Biblical truth in crazy and creative ways kids will love! On Sunday mornings, kids will have a blast making new friends and learning God’s Word from funny skits, wacky games and amazing Bible teaching. With a dynamic mixture of large group and small group times, every Sunday morning is packed with fun interaction and personal connections, creating an atmosphere where kids experience God in a way they never will forget.
Come join the party on Wednesday Nights at James River Kids. Every week, kids experience Club Journey Live, a crazy, fun, engaging live stage show in which characters act out the week’s Bible lesson. In the words of one child, “It’s like a TV show, but better!” Complete with great prizes, awesome small group discussions, super cool leaders and tons of SURPRISES. Wednesday Nights at James River Kids will impact kids as they learn to apply God’s Word in their everyday lives.
What's Happening at James River Kids
Join our friends, Captain Cosmo, Astro and Nova, in our series Brave, as they teach us what it means to be brave with Jesus! Also, join us on Wednesday nights for Club Journey Live, as we hangout with our Club Journey friends and learn more about Jesus each week!
Follow James River Kids on Instagram for weekly family devotions and discussion questions. We are so excited to help you connect with your kids over what they are learning each week!
James River Kids Experience
Join us for a two-day event for kids’ pastors and leaders designed to give you an inside look at the children’s ministry of James River Church. You will gain inspiration, ideas, and practical tools to take home and implement into all that God has called you to do. This event will take place September 20-21, 2020.
Get connected and make a difference! Come see how God can use YOU to change the world as you encourage and build up the coolest kids on the planet! It's a party- and you're invited!
It’s my child’s first time attending James River Kids. How will they know where to go/what to do?
At James River Kids, we LOVE our first time visitors. First time visitors (otherwise known as VIPs) are given a special sticker at check-in to let us know they’ve never been here before. Our staff, teachers and students are trained to look for these stickers and make an extra effort in welcoming, comforting and helping VIPs. From the minute a child arrives at James River Kids to the minute they are picked up to go home, we want to make sure they have the most fun and easy experience possible.
My child is attending a service with a friend/family member who is in a different age group. Can they attend together in the same venue?
Because our curriculum is adapted in each venue to best fit the age group being taught, we encourage kids to attend the service in their appropriate age venue. However, if a child is uncomfortable attending alone, they may attend service with a friend or family member; we just ask that both children attend the service for the youngest child’s age group. This allows both children to fully understand and engage in the lesson being taught.
Are there any tools provided by James River Kids to help parents connect with what their children are learning in church?
Here are two great ways to stay connected to what your child is learning at James River Kids:
1. Follow us on Instagram! We post weekly devotionals and conversation starters to help you and your child discuss the week’s Bible lesson.
2. Look for our weekly Wednesday night emails. These emails will give you the details on the theme nights and events for each Wednesday.
If I choose to attend one service and volunteer a second service at James River Church, what will my child do during the second service?
There are many parents who participate in more than one service at James River Church. Children who attend both services at James River Kids are pulled during second service to attend our SPIN program. These children are given a snack and have an opportunity to connect with friends and have fun. SPIN consists of engaging games and activities and review of the week’s Bible lesson.
As a parent, can I be my child’s classroom teacher?
Many parents are involved with their children in James River Kids, and our team is always excited to welcome new volunteers who love pouring into the lives of their children. If you would like to become more involved, learn more about the steps to becoming a James River Kids volunteer here.
Join Us for Service with Your Family
No matter where life finds you, you and your family can expect to be welcomed home here as you experience inspiring services and high energy kids and youth programs. There is something for everyone!