Joy Village

Journey Of Youth

Imagine learning who you are, being accepted just as you are, and discovering your own creativity at an early age. Imagine learning how to focus your thoughts, still your mind, and consciously create your life before you learn fear and limitation.

In Journey of Youth (JOY) Village, teachers work with kids and teens to foster and nourish their personal and spiritual growth. Our youth grow strong in their connection to Spirit and to their own inner wisdom learning and applying spiritual practices such as:

    • Meditation and Silence
    • Listening
    • Mindfulness
    • Affirmative Prayer
    • Gratitude
    • Affirmations
  • Visioning
  • Sacred Service
  • Giving and Receiving
  • Forgiveness
  • Journaling

Joy Village Sunday Experience

9:00-10:30am Creativity, Connection, and Community Service

While parents are in Spiritual Principles class (9:15am – 10:15am), our kids and teens are bonding, helping to set up and prepare for the Gathering and providing service within JOY Village.

9:30-10:00am Youth Music Team

10:30-10:50am All-Ages Gathering: Music, Spiritual Inspiration and Community Building

The Gathering brings together all teachers, children and teens for music, movement, offering, and an introductory, interactive discussion that introduces and parallels the discussion in the adult Sanctuary, which is then further explored in each classroom. Youth are encouraged to help lead and participate in the Gathering by playing on the youth music team, leading the movement, assisting with the offering, etc. The Gathering is a fun and interactive way to get all the children together and build community in JOY Village. Parents are welcome to attend and participate. During the Gathering, JOY Village youth reflect on what they are grateful for receiving and what they plan to give during the upcoming week.

11:00am – Noon JOY Classes 

Youth learn about the Science of Mind principles and practices in dynamic, joy-filled and age-appropriate ways. The bright, beautiful classrooms are specifically designed to inspire joy, creativity, reflection, connection and growth. Classroom topics reflect the monthly CSLDallas theme to facilitate discussion between parent and child/teen. Parents are always encouraged to observe, participate and assist.

We encourage our kids and teens to discover their unique gifts and talents, to learn how to thrive in their own lives and to find their unique contribution to life.

Joy Classrooms

Pond

0-2 Years

Forest

Grades 4 – 6

Shore

3 Years – Kindergarten

Mountain

Grades 7 – 9

Meadow

Grades 1- 3

Peak

Grades 10 – 12

Pond

0-2 Years

Shore

3 Years – Kindergarten

Meadow

Grades 1- 3

Forest

Grades 4 – 6

Mountain

Grades 7 – 9

Peak

Grades 10 – 12

Joy Village Teens

Wednesday Teen Experience

6:30-8:30pm

Teens work with advisors who guide them in deepening their understanding of core spiritual and leadership principles and how these are relevant to their lives. Wednesday evenings are also a time to work on event planning, camp preparation, fundraising and community service.

Youth Sunday Gathering

Check out our YOUTH IN 2019!

 

Each year, the youth of JOY Village create and present the entire Sunday Celebration experience. This is one of the most well-attended Sundays all year and for good reason. Youth of all ages assist in most of the aspects of the Sunday Celebration. Afterwards, JOY Village offers a community luncheon. The day finishes with a transformative workshop presented by the teens based on what they learned at CSL Summer Camp.

Joy Village Team

Briana Ebmeier – Director, 972-866-9988 x113, [email protected]

Frank Vitale – Teen Advisor, [email protected]

Give Your Gifts Of Service!

Sacred Service Teams

JOY Village is just that, a village. The heartbeat of our youth program is our sacred service team of both parents and community members who provide a wide variety of loving support. Parents are encouraged to provide at least 1 hour of service per month. Currently, we have openings on all teams:

  • Sunday Support: check-in, snacks, classroom assistance, behind-the-scenes support
  • Events Team/Community Building: social activities, luncheons, August Youth Service
  • Facilities and Administration: repairs, enhancements, playground, communications 
  • Teen Team: camp, events, social, programming, service, fundraising

JOY Village is seeking childcare providers for CSLDallas events and substitute teachers for our classes. All providers must pass a criminal background check. If you are interested, please send an email to [email protected] or speak to the JOY Village Director on Sunday mornings.

Doreen Fisher – Director of the Sunday Youth Gathering
Doreen Fisher was the inspiring director of JOY Village from 2014-2019. She is a musician, teacher, entrepreneur, philanthropist, songwriter and consummate learner. Mother to 3 amazing children, she has a passion for youth and finds it a calling to support the young in remembering how amazing they are and ensuring that they have the tools to keep the naysayers at bay while pursuing their dreams. Doreen loves providing an environment for children to learn, grow, play and develop in their own way, on their own path, and in their own time.

Volunteer Catherine Irwin helps in the Pond room.

Stay In The Know

  • Request to join our private Facebook page: CSLDallas Journey of Youth Group.
  • Look at the calendar and bulletin board in the JOY Village reception area.
  • Read flyers provided at check-in.
  • Listen to updates provided when you check-in.
  • Read your email for regular JOY Village email updates.
  • Read The Pulse, the CSLDallas monthly brochure.
  • Talk to your student’s teacher or to the JOY Village director. 

New to JOY Village or Want To Know More?

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out paperwork.

To schedule a tour, please call Briana Ebmeier, Director of JOY Village, at 972-866-9988 x113 .