Children are an important part of our church. Our children stay in the service for the first 20 minutes during worship, celebrations and notices. There are children’s programmes that run the length of the sermon. The purpose of these programmes are to support parents in the discipleship of their children and help kids feel part of the church through using biblical, relevant and child-focused curriculum that invites personal faith and growth.
The children regularly share with the rest of the church what they have been learning.
The following groups meet on Sundays during the Darfield service.
Crèche – for 0-2 years. A creche is offered for little ones. This is held in the foyer from partway through the service when the children leave for their programmes. Parents are also welcome to have their little ones stay with them in the service, in the space provided on the left-hand side of the auditorium, where we have a range of activities available to keep the little ones occupied.
Sunday School – for 3-5 year olds. A separate programme is provided reinforcing their worth to God, through active play, storytelling and songs.
Kingz Kidz – for 6-11 year olds. This programme aims to get them connected to God and growing in their relationship with God and service with him, using a combination of instructional teaching, games, crafts, prayer, memorising Scripture and discussion.
Ignite+ – for 12-13 year olds. These young people are in transition to staying in services and finding places to serve in the church. We have a fortnightly group during the service to encourage and build faith.
The Glenroy service also has a children’s programme that runs during the sermon.