We think of ourselves as a big family so we love having kids amongst us! We love the noise and joy they bring and love for them to participate in the service.
During the sermon we provide the following age appropriate programs for children:
Age: 8 months—Kinder.
During crèche children have a short prayer and Bible learning time on the mat, followed by free-play. Children in crèche bring a snack to eat during this time too (Summerleas Church is 'Nut Free Zone'). Our Summerleas crèche leaders use 'The Gospel Project for Kids' curriculum. The Gospel Project® for Kids immerses preschoolers in the gospel through every story, and ultimately points them to one unified story—God’s story of redemption.
At Summerleas, we see crèche as more than just 'child care'. Like all of our ministries we see it as an opportunity to build relationships. We want Summerleas kids to never remember a time where they were not engaged in Gospel-centred, organic relationships with others in the church family!
For children who are in Prep—Grade 3.
During the sermon older children go to Summerleas Kids. They spend time together learning about the Bible. They also do activities that focus on building good relationships with each other and their leaders. Our Summerleas kids leaders use 'The Gospel Project for Kids' curriculum. The Gospel Project® for Kids immerses kids in the gospel through every story, and ultimately points them to one unified story—God’s story of redemption.
Kids in church
When kids are ready (normally around grade 4), we encourage them to remain with the rest of the congregation for the preaching. They are provided with a worksheet designed to help them learn to listen to the teaching within a helpful structure. Our Pastor tries to make sermons accessible to young people and gives prompts during the talk to help your child listen and record the essential information.
If you would like any more information, please feel free to contact David Lynch:firstname.lastname@example.org