Why should the adults get to have all the fun? This year, we are excited to introduce Faithwalkers Jr. — a Faithwalkers experience just for kids up to age 12. Our goal is to help our kids to develop a deeper faith, hope, and love for Jesus Christ. Faithwalkers Jr. will be administered by Oak Ridge Community Church and approved volunteers during the morning and evening sessions of the main Faithwalkers conference (9 AM – 12 PM and 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM, respectively).
We know it can be difficult for young families to attend Faithwalkers. Whether your kids are in the nursery (ages 3 and under) or enrolled in the Faithwalkers Jr. experience (ages 4–12), we're confident that this program will benefit kids and parents alike.
What will kids be doing during Faithwalkers Jr.?
In the nursery, morning sessions (9 AM – 12 PM), will include age-appropriate Bible reading, games and puppets. The evening sessions (7 PM – 9 PM) will be low-key, with games, videos, and light story-telling.
For the Faithwalkers Jr. experience, morning sessions (9 AM – 12 PM) will include Bible stories, memory verses, crafts, games and puppets. Older children will be given opportunities to help run games and perform with puppets. The evening sessions (6:45 PM – 8:45 PM) will be low-key, with games, videos, and light story-telling.
Will kids be divided by age or will they all be together?
Whether in the nursery or in Faithwalkers Jr., all kids will be divided into similar age groups. The actual breakdown will depend on the number of kids participating and the number of volunteers we have.
Where will my kids be during these sessions?
The nursery (ages 3 and under) will be located in a room behind the stage at Spilman Auditorium. Faithwalkers Jr. (ages 4–12) will be located at the ARC (Ridgecrest's gymnasium). These are also the locations where parents should check in/out their children each session. Click here for a map of Ridgecrest's campus.
How does registration work for Faithwalkers Jr.?
The deadline to register for Faithwalkers Jr. is December 2, 2019. There is a $10 fee per family to help offset the program costs. When you register for Faithwalkers, you will have the option to enroll your children in Faithwalkers Jr. on the registration form. During registration, you will be asked to acknowledge the Faithwalkers Jr. Policies. It's that easy!
This is a great idea! Can I help?
Yes! This program isn’t possible without awesome volunteers like you. Whether you’re a college student, parent, or simply an adult attending the conference, you can sign up to volunteer here and our team will contact you with more information. Please note: All Faithwalkers Jr. volunteers must be at least 18 years old and will be subject to a background check as part of the application process.
Do my kids have to participate in Faithwalkers Jr.?
There is no obligation to participate — Faithwalkers Jr. is completely optional. However, no formal childcare will be provided outside of Faithwalkers Jr., so you’ll need to plan accordingly.
Will my kids be safe in Faithwalkers Jr.?
Our team is making every effort to ensure the safety and security of all participants. You can read the Faithwalkers Jr. Policies to learn more about the precautions we are taking. Parents are ultimately responsible for their kids during the conference and will be immediately notified during the conference if necessary.
Have a question about Faithwalkers Jr.? Something else? Contact us and we'll help you out.