Young students play in a circle

Junior Jam draws hundreds of elementary students to Cedarville


by Madi Cannon, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University will welcome more than 800 students in third through sixth grade for the annual Junior Jam conference on Saturday, October 14.

Students will enjoy high-energy games and hands-on activities and worship led by Heartsong, Cedarville’s touring worship team.

This year’s theme is “God of Wonders,” based on Psalm 40:5. Jesse Joyner, a traveling one-man circus act from Richmond, Virginia, will use juggling and comedy to communicate biblical stories to the students.

“I want the students to know that only God is truly awesome and his works are wonderfully amazing,” said Joyner. “Our human talents are simply gifts from God to point people to God's awesome glory.”

Nearly 350 Cedarville students will facilitate small groups, lead games and activities and build relationships with the elementary students.

“I’ve enjoyed Junior Jam and volunteer nearly every year because it is not only a fun experience, but it is also rewarding,” said Caroline Watson, a senior accounting major from West Liberty, Ohio. “It’s a great opportunity to impact kids for the kingdom of God.”

Youth leaders and parents are invited to attend several training workshops, which will be offered throughout the day.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit