Children and Youth
We don’t believe that children and young people are the church of tomorrow: they are an integral part of the church today, and we want them to have an exciting experience and to enjoy meeting Jesus from an early age! We have a great team of leaders and helpers, and of course they are all DBS checked, get regular training and ongoing support
Our goal is to teach the clear message of the Bible and the good news about Jesus, while having loads of fun in the process! On Sunday mornings 0-16s meet to enjoy friendship, fun and faith. Parents of under3s are welcome to stay with their children and join in.
FBC Kids are split into two groups. For the under 5s the main focus is the essential truths such as God loves us, Jesus is our friend and we should be kind. We work through the Bible stories looking at how the characters loved God and how that affected their lives. We demonstrate that prayer is a integral part of life, demonstrating this when someone is hurt or feels sad. We allow plenty of time for games and craft as well as the story so the children can enjoy time playing together as they learn.
Our 5-11 group’s main focus is on the child’s need to encounter God for themselves and then to develop their relationship with God as part of the body of believers. Opportunities will be available for children to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to receive and use gifts in ministering to one another. The sessions have a good range of activities which show that there is no separation between the sacred and the secular, but that God is part of all that we do. We encourage children to apply what has been taught and experienced on a Sunday through the rest of the week.
Our focus is on getting young people to live out their faith wherever they are. We encourage them to be disciplined and dedicated to Jesus.
“God means what he says. What he says goes. His word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defence, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it – no matter what.
Hebrews 4:12 The Message Bible
Youth Renew is a safe space where young people can hang out and socialise together. We recognise that there are many factors affecting young people which can have an adverse effect on their mental health, and so we provide a safe place where it is ok not to be ok. We offer food, games and discussion, together with a short reflection and prayer.
Youth Renew takes place once month on a Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00pm.
Our next sessions are:
- Thursday 6 July 2023
- Thursday 7 September 2023
- Thursday 12 October 2023
Toddlertime runs each week of term time on a Wednesday morning from 9:30 until 11:00. We suggest a donation of £1 per adult as a contribution towards running costs. There are currently places available so there is no need to pre-book, just turn up next Wednesday – we would be glad to see you.
The group is for children and their carers, including childminders. We do organise some activities including games, craft, songs, Bible story, prayers, and refreshments but we encourage you to remain with your child and interact with them and the group.
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
Proverbs 22:6 The Bible