Babies, toddlers, children and teenagers are not just the future – they are the present. And the good news of Jesus is for them right now.
Therefore we place a high premium on teaching all ages about Jesus from the Bible. We want them all to know and love him, to be disciples of him and so to spread the good news about him.
We think the best way to teach all ages about Jesus from the Bible is in age groups. So while the big people are being taught from the sermon and songs, we move into smaller groups to do the same. We follow the same sermon series throughout the church, and so often tackle big issues from a young age, using a combination of our own material and from elsewhere. Do get in touch if you’d like a copy of what we do.
We divide groups up, as schools do, to primary school aged kid’s church (0-11) and secondary education aged youth groups (11-18). Here you’ll find information for what happens in Kid’s Church. All groups are run by trained members of our congregation, and all have DBS clearance and training.
The 4th Sunday in every month is usually an all-age service, where everyone learns together. All school aged children are very welcome at our annual, excellent Holiday Club. Please do speak to Ed Surrey about anything as we’d love to help you and your family grow in your knowledge and love of Jesus.
Scramblers is a crèche where little ones are safe to play, roam and hear a story from the Bible. This is available from the beginning of both morning services, all year round.
After the first 15 minutes in the service with everyone, Diggers take a seat on special mats in the Riverside Room. Diggers love learning about Jesus in a variety of ways. Using their hands, mouths and ears, these little ones learn about their big God and lay firm foundations for years to come.
In the Riverside room at the 915 with Diggers, Explorers go deeper into the Bible, starting to wean off milk, and onto some of the meat of the Christian faith.
Upstairs in the Radford room in both morning services, Discoverers takes what has been learnt in previous years, and aims to turn information in the mind into transformation in life.