We love to welcome families to our church. God loves families, so we aim to make children and parents feel at home.
We believe that the Bible preaching in church is Jesus' special way of addressing us as His people, and that the children of believers are a part of that people, the church. And because of these two things, our children stay in for the whole Sunday service, so they can hear Jesus speak in the Bibe talk. To help children follow along with the talk, we provide quiz sheets and colouring. Also during the Bible talk there are items to spot!
After some refreshments, children head to their own age-specific Bible teaching groups. We have a group for pre-school age (C3 Tots), and primary school age (C3 Kids). 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.
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) meet after the service on a Sunday morning. They have Bible time, games and craft that help them unsertand and live out what we've heard all together in the Bible talk.
C3 tots (0-4s) meet at the same time as C3 Kids, after the service. They sing, pray, have time in the Bible, pray about what they've learned, do some craft and enjoy playing together. Their Bible time helps them understand and live out something of what we've heard all together beforehand.
A safe environment
We provide a safe environment for children. Andrew and Bethany Steventon are our Safeguarding Officers. Our deputy Safeguarding officer is Hannah Lindsay. Our Safeguarding Policy is here.
An example C3 kids and tots...
C3 Tots 1 John 5:13-21. Click here for the notes.
C3 Kids 1 John 5:13-21 video. Click here for the notes.