To all First Mt. Juliet kids, families, leaders, and guests, 

We know that this is a strange and uncertain time for everyone. Our church facilities have been hit and affected by the recent tornado and now we are dealing with a worldwide pandemic. Our greatest hope and prayer is that God would receive all the glory in and through all of these circumstances. He is always at work, even when we don't see it or feel it. While He is working all things together (Romans 8:28), we have some privileges and responsibilities as His children. Hebrews 10:22-24 encourages us to do a few things: (1) draw near to God (v.22), (2) hold on to hope (v.23), and (3) encourage one another by spurring each other on and continuing to meet together (v.24). 

Welcome to First Mt. Juliet Kids!  We are so glad that you decided to check us out.  Our Mission is Love God, Love People, Go.  Our vision for Kids Ministry is simple:  Connecting kids to Jesus and other kids.  From cradle to middle school, our prayer is to see your child come into a relationship with Jesus and grow deeper in that relationship. Our kids discipleship pathway will help guide your child to learn how to Love God, Love Others, and Go.  We want your family to experience community, grow spiritually, and build relationships here at First Mt. Juliet.

Children's Ministry Schedule

Sunday Mornings

Babies-5th Grade Small Groups @ 9:30 and 11:00 A.M. 

We believe in an active, hands-on approach to learning with preschoolers. You can expect a lot of jumping, singing, dancing, and laughter as they learn God's Word. Children will experience large group with worship and a Bible lesson. Then during small group, they will dive deeper into the lesson and learn how to apply it to their life. 

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Midweek Kids

Midweek Kids helps kids to learn more about what it means to worship God through music, to be on mission as we look at missionaries locally and from around the world, and to move with their friends during recreation.  (Kids Midweek meets August-May)

Wednesday Evenings

Babies-5th Grade @ 6:00-7:30 P.M. 

Birth to Pre-K

The Preschool Ministry of First Mt. Juliet is an environment created ESPECIALLY for infants (six weeks) all the way to four/five year olds (pre-kindergarten). We can’t wait to meet you and your child! We know things are busy at this stage of life and your child is learning and growing in amazing ways, so we are ready!

We believe in an active, hands-on approach to learning with preschoolers. So, you can expect a lot of jumping, singing, dancing, and laughter in every experience. Be on the lookout for fun crafts and big games. 

We look forward to helping your preschooler learn more about God. It is our hope that your child will learn:

    • God loves me.
    • God cares for me. 
    • No matter what happens, God loves all people.

WHAT WE DO:

  • We partner with parents as the spiritual leaders of their household equipping them on how to better disciple their child(ren). 
  • We have two full hours planned for your child(ren) on Sunday mornings and one full hour of content planned for your child(ren) on Wednesday nights (August-May).
  • Babies and young toddlers will be loved on and prayed for as they interact with their leaders through play, book reading, and stroller rides. Encouraging praise music is played in all of our classrooms as well as Bible verses posted regularly to create an inviting and uplifting environment for our little ones.
  • Our older preschoolers will be exposed to two different types of learning environments on Sunday mornings. We have one hour dedicated to our Small Groups. This is a time where the kids will learn a Bible lesson, get the lesson reinforced through activities and crafts, and also have a time of prayer and application with the same leaders every week. Our second hour of programming is called Preschool Worship. This is when our preschoolers get to join other classes in a large group time singing, dancing, and learning about God all together. They also have time for an activity/craft as well as free play in their classrooms. 
  • On Wednesday nights, we have Midweek Kids! This is when our toddlers and preschoolers learn about missions, music, and recreation. At First Mt. Juliet, we think it is important to train the next generation to go into the world sharing the Gospel with others. This value is instilled in our kids on Wednesdays through Midweek Kids.

K-5th Grade

At First Mt. Juliet Kids, we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really loud, and good leaders always care. Before kids head off to middle school, we want to make sure these three things stick: 

  • Good and bad things happen, but God still loves us. 
  • I can learn to respond in a positive way to what happens to me and others. 
  • I can live with joy regardless of my circumstances. 

While parents are in worship, children will experience Kids Worship with music, games, and a Bible lesson. Then in Small Group time they will dive more into the Bible lesson from Kids Worship and learn how to apply the Bible to their life.  

The focus of First Mt. Juliet Kids is our small group environment. We want kids to see how God's Word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to Him, and to build friendships that will last. That's why it's important to make sure your child connects with the same friends and same leaders.

Your First Visit

Visiting us for the first time? No fear! Look for first time Guest Kids Check-In when you arrive. We will meet your family, check your child into class and one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age appropriate room. You can register your children before you arrive, click the button below to create your KidCheck account. We can't wait to meet you!

KidCheck Registration

KidCheck Secure Check-In System

You can feel safe leaving your children in our care! All of our Kids Leaders are background checked & trained to work with your child's age group! We also proudly use a secure check-in system to help keep your kids safe. It's super convenient, fast, and easy. What is KidCheck? 

Ready to Create Your KidCheck Account?  

Security

The safety of children on our campus is our first priority. When you first arrive, a Kids Team Member will greet you and guide you through the initial guest check-in process. Returning families can create a secure KidCheck account and check in at one of our kiosks or use the express check-in app. Controlled-access doors and our very own security team members are present to ensure the safety of each child. 

Special Environments

Nursing Mothers Rooms

First Mt. Juliet has two nursing mothers rooms on campus. These comfortable, private rooms are available to all nursing moms who need to take care of their babies. Located just outside the north side entrance doors to the Worship Center, this enclosed room has comfortable chairs, changing tables, and a TV to enjoy the service. The second nursing mothers room is located in the Children's building, downstairs next to the elevator. 

Children with Special Needs

Programming for children with special needs is available.

Want More Information?

Baby and Child Dedication is a moment during our worship service when parents and family commit their child before the Lord and submit their child to God’s ways and will. It is the act of giving back to God the gift He has given to the parents. Our Pastor, Children's Minister,  and the church will stand with you, making the commitment to offer prayer and support for you and your family.

 

Dedication is not salvation. The Bible is clear that salvation comes only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, so the child must make that decision on his or her own. We do not sprinkle, christen, or baptize babies. Again, baptism is a decision they will make individually after salvation. At the baby dedication, the parent(s) and family bring the child to the platform, where a pastor speaks words of instruction and prays over the child and family. To register for our next Dedication service, CLICK HERE.