Johnson Ferry's Children's Ministry strives to provide a Biblical foundation for a lifetime relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Our core values are built into the very heart of every children's program:
- To be more like Jesus
- To have knowledge and love of God's Word
- To be mission-minded
- To be child-friendly
- To provide relationship building opportunities
Living a Christ-centered lifestyle with the ability to apply God's Word is Johnson Ferry's focus of teaching while providing a safe, secure, challenging and fun environment that is developmentally age appropriate.
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Visiting Johnson Ferry
We love visitors at Johnson Ferry and cannot wait to meet your family on Sunday mornings!
To make your visit as easy as possible, please park in the Visitor Parking on the South side of the building and enter through the South Atrium. A friendly face will greet you at the door and show you to our Children's Visitor Desk where your children will be put into Sunday Bible Study classes and given security nametags. Afterwards, a host will escort your family to their classrooms and answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Sunday Mornings for Children
On Sunday mornings, Bible study classes are offered for children Birth through 5th grade at all three hours. Please check in at the Visitor's Desk in the South Atrium to visit a Sunday school class. NOISE Children's Worship is also available for K-3rd graders at the 9:50 hour.
In Psalm 150, we are called to make a joyful noise to God and that's exactly what we are doing in children's worship here at Johnson Ferry.
Join us at 9:50 in the Chapel for a time of worship, Bible teaching, skits, games and much more as we praise God together and learn about His word.
This service is for Kindergarten - 3rd Grade. Doors open 15 minutes before service time to receive children. Learn More!
Vacation Bible School
This summer, we are excited to offer an incredible VBS program to children in Kindergarten-5th grade. Our theme this summer is Kingdom Rock. Join us as we explore the castle and train to become knights as we stand STRONG in the Lord! This week includes Bible Study in the Armory, Missions in the Dungeon, games at the Tournament Fields, worship in the Great Hall and more! Join us June 18-21 on campus at Johnson Ferry.
Registration for children will open in May.
Interested in volunteering with VBS? We need 320 volunteers this week and have positions for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults working as Room Teachers, Bible Study leaders, Missions leaders, Worship leaders and more.
Please click here to register as a volunteer for Vacation Bible School.
Wednesday Night Activities
Girls in Action
Girls in Action (GAs) is a unique blend of activities, discipleship, interactive learning, scripture memory and missions for 1st-5th grade girls. Outside activities include a Mother-Daughter event, the annual Racer Derby, a Dad's night, and much more! GAs meet on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m.
Upcoming GA Events:
- Saturday, May 11: Mother/Daughter GA Tea, 2-4 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at Johnson Ferry. Mothers and daughters join us for an afternoon tea. Cost is $11 per person. Register online.
In Royal Ambassadors (RAs), boys learn about missions and ways to do missions in their community. Meetings include special activities, discipleship, advancement work and scripture memory. Outside activities include camping, hiking, the annual Racer Derby, baseball leagues, camps and father/son trips. Royal Ambassadors is for 1st-5th grade boys and meets on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m.
Children's Camp 2013
This camp is for children Grades 3-5! Please mark your calendars for the following important dates:
July 8-12: Children's Camp at Camp Kulaqua in High Springs, Florida. Join us for a week of Bible study, worship, recreation, water park fun, track times, the blob, horseback riding, go-carts, and more!
This year we are offering a Payment Plan as follows:
At Registration - $50 deposit
January 31 - $100
April 30 - $100
June 12 - $149 (or balance due)
Register online - space is limited.
Interested in Serving as a Camp Counselor?
We need counselors and junior counselors to help make camp happen. It is an amazing week where you will shepherd and disciple a group of children in Bible study, track times, and in your cabin. Plus, you get to participate with children during free time and worship. It is a really fun week. We are currently accepting applications for Adult counselors (college age or older) and Junior Counselors (current 10th - 12th graders). If you are interested, please fill out an application online.
After submitting your application, you will receive an email confirmation. THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AS A CAMP COUNSELOR. Applications will be reviewed by the Children's Ministry staff. Those selected to come to camp will be contacted by Sheryl Beck. Once you are accepted, counselors are expected to pay a $50 deposit as a commitment to serve at camp and to help cover the counselor costs. Thank you for your interest!
Apply online to serve as a Camp Counselor.