In the midst of the Covid pandemic, we acknowledge that our ministry to children is regularly changing and adapting to meet the needs of our re-forming community, and the restrictions placed on us to protect our community.
As a community we honour the special season of life that is parenting. We want to support and uphold mums and dads as they seek to shape the hearts of their little ones, as they provide for all their physical and emotional needs – with all the joy and challenge that entails. We honour mums and dads as the primary spiritual nurturers in a child’s life and hope to come alongside them, building community support networks so that families can thrive spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Page 8:45am congregation
As of 2021, the 8:45 service has no formal Children’s ministry programs but we love to have kids in our services and have no problem with noise or movement in the auditorium. We also aim to make sure that kids feel included in our services in lots of ways.
The creché room is available to use for parents with kids under school age.
Page 10:30am congregation
Sprouts (children 1-5 yrs old)
For children under school age, we plan to provide a supervised creche each week, affectionately known as Sprouts.
Children will have a relaxed, fun and safe environment to play, grow, create and enjoy each others company, with story time and craft activities.
To help us care for our community, and to meet our organisational obligations, children must be registered and checked in to the Creche program.
Dynamos (School years Kindy to Year 6)
Each fortnight, our kids will be able to meet together to be encouraged, to learn what it means to follow Jesus in our world, and to enjoy their peer community.
Games, stories and creative activities will all be used to help our kids wonder, explore, discover and express their growing faith in Jesus.
Evatt 10am congregation
Our Evatt congregation is seeking what it looks like to create sustainable rhythms of community and faith, especially for our families and young people. Although somewhat un-structured, this community is characterised by an intergenerational focus.
We anticipate that a formal children’s ministry program will take place during our Sunday services every 3-4 weeks, and in the other weeks, we will seek to create a space where we all participate in our meeting together, including our children.
Gungahlin 9:30 am congregation
As our Gungahlin congregation begins to establish it’s rhythms, we anticipate that kids ministry for ages 2-10 will be provided on a fortnightly basis.