In Grace Kids our heart is to help children see Jesus for who He is, see themselves the way God sees them and learn to love others the way God loves. We want each child to feel they are connected and significant in the church community. Our desire is for the children to grow up to be and to be surrounded by authentic Jesus followers, connecting the Bible to their everyday lives, joyfully growing in their understanding and playing their part in the life of the church.
There is a registration table at the entrance to the main service where you can meet a member of the team and register your child. You’ll be asked for contact details and whether there are any allergies or conditions we should be aware of. We have groups for 3-5s, 6-8s, 9-11s and youth aged 11-18. We are flexible on age ranges if siblings would like to stay together.
All of our children’s workers go through a reference and DBS check in order to work with the children. We undergo regular safeguarding training to ensure that your child is safe in our care. We work in teams so there will always be at least 2 adults in the room with the children.
We base our sessions on ‘Godly Play’ which is a very child-led approach to children’s work. We share a story from the Bible together using objects and colour, and then we use ‘wonder’ questions to think more deeply about it. After that we encourage the children to respond to the story in their own way through a range of craft materials, playing through the stories or working on a project together. Your child will encounter the Bible in a visual, tactile, sensory way in our sessions and through that we aim to help them explore and understand more about God.
We are really happy for you to come with your children the first week so you can get an idea of what goes on in Grace Kids. We’d love to connect with you if you have any questions about children at Grace Church, get in touch!
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