We want to see our children and young people loving Jesus and following Him, fulfilling their purpose in the church family and the wider community; a place to connect with Father God, encounter His goodness, build firm foundations knowing that God will always be with them.
Wavemakers is the overarching name for our children's Sunday morning groups. We use the Millers Bar and Long Room, which are on the first floor of The Mill.
We ask parents and carers to drop off and register children before returning to the service and to collect them afterwards.
We usually spend time together as a whole group for games, sharing and worship, before going into our aged-based groups for more activities:
BUBBLES – aged 3 to school year 1
SPLASH – school years 2 and 3
EXTREME – school years 4, 5 and 6
Crèche is for littles one from 6 months to 3 years and is on the second floor of The Mill.
Crèche is a place where young children and families can connect together, feel secure, experience God’s love and have fun.
Crèche is supervised by a team of volunteers. This enables parents to return to the service, although you're welcome to stay as long as you wish, or until they feel settled.
All volunteers undergo safeguarding and other relevant training, and are DBS checked.
UNITY - YOUNGER YOUTH
Unity is our Sunday morning group for youth in school years 7 to 9.
Unity have their own room on the 2nd floor of The Mill. They enjoy food and games, getting to know the Bible and exploring ways to connect to God through His Holy Spirit.
Extremeity is our monthly event for Unity and Extreme (school years 4 to 8). Our focus is building friendship and sharing faith together. From year 9 young people join Vision, our group for older youth, that meets on Tuesday evenings.
UNITY and EXTREMEITY are "crossover" groups from children to youth.
Our children’s ministry is constantly being shaped as we seek God and follow Jesus together. Our activities are aimed at supporting the children and families within our church family, extending that to sharing faith within the local community. We also partner with other churches who have a passion for Jesus and children. Things we've done this year we have included Christmas, Valentine, and Easter themed events at The Hill Community Centre; joined with other churches to facilitate Prayer Spaces in schools; a Narnia themed kids' sleepover, and our annual camp. Extremeity have enjoyed building friendship, and sharing faith – featuring bowling and food in various guises!
Once a month the church dedicates it’s Sunday evening prayer meeting to praying for children and young people.