About Judson Children Ministries
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 says “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
Together we can help your child build a Christ centered worldview where they will be able to discern what aligns with God’s Word and what doesn’t, giving them confidence to know Who God is and what He has done for them.
Sunday Morning Kidz Konnect
The goal and the heart of Kidz Konnect is to connect kids to Jesus. We aim to do this through a variety of different teachers and teaching methods; digging into God’s Word and discovering His Truths for our lives.
There is a short Kids Konnect teaching segment during every family worship service (online and in-person). We also offer a Kids Konnect class just for kids on Sunday mornings during the worship service. Elementary classes are geared for Kindergarten through 5th grade and are divided into two groups; K-2nd and 3rd – 5th.
What to expect the first time on a Sunday:
Upon entering our building you will find the Judson Kids Check-In Station. Here we will ask for your contact information, names and ages of your children and any allergies they may have. Our elementary staff use a texting program to communicate with families if a need arises or in the case of an emergency. After registering, a volunteer will give you a tour of our classroom so your child can know what to expect.
Once you check-in at the cart in the lobby, you may find a spot in the auditorium to worship with your family. Pay attention as we worship God together through song, prayer, communion, and MORE. Kids are dismissed for class before the sermon begins. Class will run the remainder of service and kids should be picked up by parents and/or guardians at the conclusion of service.
Kids are in the prime of their lives for growth and development. What could be better than developing a knowledge and understanding of the Creator of the world? We believe it is so important for children to experience social experiences that allow them to connect to others and to God’s Word through interactive teaching, creative activities, and incredible games!
Elementary Primetime is geared for Kindergarteners through 5th graders. We meet weekly through the duration of the school year. Join us on a Wednesday evening at 6:30-7:45 to make new friends, hear God’s Word and grow together. It’s guaranteed to be the prime time of your child’s week!
Band of Bros
Is there a pre-teen boy in your life with an excessive amount of energy, a never-ending thirst for junk food, and a keen appreciation for bodily noises and potty humor? Then Band of Bros is a club for boys just like yours, where they partake in all things boy. Whether it be an all-out NERF battle or building a tower of nachos we will point them to….
- God’s Love
- God’s Grace
- God’s perfect plan for each and every one of them
Band of Bros is geared for ALL BOYS in grades 3rd – 8th grade. We meet monthly during the months of September, October, and November. We can’t wait to battle and learn together! No secret handshakes are needed to join this boys-only club.
Girls of Grace
This ministry encourages young women to embrace the beauty of being the daughter of the King. Through a series of activities, girls create masterpieces, practice basic kitchen skills, and are challenged to pursue the calling of becoming a woman after God’s own heart.
Girls of Grace is designed for young girls in grades 3rd – 5th. We meet monthly during the months of January, February, March, and April from 10am-12noon.
This year’s theme is Unstoppable. At our meetings, we will discover four people in the Bible who faced difficult situations, but lived with an unstoppable faith in God. Each meeting includes a kitchen activity, craft, and loads of fun and creativity! Your girl is going to love it!
At Judson we have two separate weeks of VBS: one designed for preschoolers and another geared for elementary students. At Elementary VBS, each day includes God’s Word, dancing, games, STEM, Bible memorization, water games, crafts and loads of FUN!
Elementary students will start together in the gym hearing a story from God’s Word. By the end of VBS, your child will know that God’s Word is ALWAYS true! After our Bible Lesson and some silly games, kids will rotate with their small group to each of our stations. This is where Biblical truths will be reinforced with the use of everyday activities. Your child will learn Who God is, what He has done for them and that they were made with a purpose!
Wondering if your child should attend Elementary VBS? This week is geared for students who have completed kindergarten through students who have finished 5th grade. Have a child who is still in preschool? Then they should join us for our Pre-K VBS! No matter which week, let’s learn and discover together this summer!
More specific information can be found here: https://judsonchurchjoliet.com/ministries/vbs/
Summer Camp 2023
Grades 4-8. Our all-time favorite activities – archery, canoeing, swim, hike, play games, build craft projects, roast s’mores, and explore God’s creation.
Add a section for Elementary Resources:
Jesus Storybook Bible The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name: Sally Lloyd-Jones, Jago: 9780310708254: Amazon.com: Books
Gospel Storybook Bible The Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments: Marty Machowski, A. E. Macha, A. E. Macha: 8601421141543: Amazon.com: Books
New City Catechism The New City Catechism
Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies Mama Bear Apologetics™: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies: Ferrer, Hillary Morgan, Pearcey, Nancy: 9780736976152: Amazon.com: Books
Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality: Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality: Empowering Your Kids to Understand and Live Out God’s Design: Ferrer, Hillary Morgan, Davison, Amy: 9780736983815: Amazon.com: Books
Give them Grace Dazzling Your Kids With the Love Of Jesus Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus: Fitzpatrick, Elyse M., Thompson, Jessica: 9781433520099: Amazon.com: Books