JAMES RIVER KIDS

Our Mission


We provide environments for kids that are much more than just baby-sitting. Rather, they are an opportunity for your child to learn what loving and trusting Jesus with their entire life looks like. We want to see our children learn to connect, grow and go serve others. At James River we are committed to partnering with parents to help them in this process.


We want to ensure parents feel comfortable and safe leaving their children under our care:


  • Every volunteer submits to a thorough background check
  • We train and orient volunteers about safety and security protocols

On Your First Visit


When you arrive at James River, please park right up front as our special guests! Enter the doors and check in at our Welcome Centers located in the foyer of the sanctuary or the middle hallway in the multi-ministry building  There our volunteers will meet you, learn a little about your children, and show you the classroom where your kids will be learning. At the classroom, use the sign-in notebook to fill out information such as allergies and emergency contacts. If you have a child for our Nursery, we will give you a numbered pager.

 

After your kids are all checked in, someone from the Welcome Team will show you the way to the worship service. The ushers will offer you a bulletin and make sure you find a seat. If there is any issue that needs your attention, the childcare volunteers will send you a text or your pager will light up and vibrate.

 

When you arrive at James River, please park right up front as our special guests! Enter the doors and check in at our Welcome Centers located in the foyer of the sanctuary or the middle hallway in the multi-ministry building  There our volunteers will meet you, learn a little about your children, and show you the classroom where your kids will be learning. At the classroom, use the sign-in notebook to fill out information such as allergies and emergency contacts. If you have a child for our Nursery, we will give you a numbered pager.

 

After your kids are all checked in, someone from the Welcome Team will show you the way to the worship service. The ushers will offer you a bulletin and make sure you find a seat. If there is any issue that needs your attention, the childcare volunteers will send you a text or your pager will light up and vibrate.

Kids Worship Service

While parents are attending the Sunday worship service your kids (five-years old to 5th grade) will be having a worship service designed just for them. The Kids Worship service takes place at 9am and again at 11a. Five-years old through 3rd grade meet in room 105 of the educational building, 4th and 5th graders meet upstairs in room 209. There will be songs, group activities, and a lesson from God's Word.

Nursery & Child Care

Our Newborn to Toddler nurseries are available for all church services. Please take a moment to read over our nursery guidelines for more specific information regarding nursery practices and policies.

 

Sunday School

There are Sunday School classes for all elementary age children available at James River. Stop by the Welcome Center to find out what classroom your child should go to.

OTHER PROGRAMS FOR YOUR KIDS

Launchpad

On Wednesday night’s we have a high energy program for kids with a personal touch. The evening includes a dinner just for the kids, games, Children’s Choir, and a Bible devotional.  This program is for kindergarten through the fifth grade and runs from 6:15 – 8pm.  Funtastic!

Children's Choir

Children in 1st-5th Grades are all welcome to join the Children’s Choir that meets on Wednesday nights.

Home Schoolers

We have a homeschool group who meets during the school week on Tuesdays.

Students

We have a great group of middle and high schoolers. We meet on Sunday for Bible Study and on Wednesday night for fun and relationship building, coupled with Bible study. We also have lots of other trips and activities to participate in.