We love to welcome families to our church. God loves families, so we aim to make children and parents feel at home. Our children are very much part of the church family, and they are very welcome to join in for the whole meeting with their parent/carer.
However, because we know this isn't always easy, babies and toddlers (0-3s) and children (4-11s) can go out for their own age specific Bible teaching time while the adults and young people listen to the talk. We think the Bible and fun go hand in hand, and we want the children to love Sundays, so the leaders work hard on teaching the children truths from the Bible in an engaging way. Our aim is to teach children about Jesus Christ and what it means to be a Christian.
We want kids at Church by the Bay to Cherish Christ, love Christ's Church and Change Christ's world, and so we call our small groups for children C3.
C3 kids (4-11s) have their own Bible Teaching time about halfway through Sunday morning. They follow the sermon series, the week after the sermon. They have Bible time, games and craft that help them meet Jesus Christ. This Spring they'll be diving into Mark.
C3 tots (0-4s) sing, pray, have a time in the Bible also following the sermon series the week after , pray about what they've read, do some craft and enjoy playing together. This Autumn they'll be learning big truths about God from Isaiah.
A safe environment
We provide a safe environment for children. Andrew and Bethany Steventon are our Child Protection Officers. Our Child Protection Policy is here.