Kids are a key part of our church
Kids are vital because they remind us of the simple trust in God that we are all called to, they remind us that life is to be enjoyed, and the world is a gift to be explored.
Because of this, we encourage our kids to not just spectate, but participate in Church life; to explore their faith, and share their discoveries with others. So, kids spend the first part of the service with us, before moving to separate age appropriate programmes. From time to time we also have integrated services, where the whole Church, kids and adults, learn together. Our kids participate in kids camps where they can learn and have fun outdoors.
During our 10am services, we run a kids program called ‘Kings Kids’. The kids leave for this programme part way through the main service, approximately after the first twenty minutes.
‘The Nursery’ is run by a loving, caring, and police vetted volunteers. Children are provided with a small snack, and have free play opportunities with a variety of toys both indoors and outdoors.
(3 Years old – school year 0)
Our ‘Pods’ programme uses a special curriculum designed just for them. A simple truth about God is presented each week, which children engage with through songs, story, craft, and games.
(School Years 1-3)
At Sprouts, we use the Jesus Storybook Bible to help children understand ‘The Big God Story’, and see how Jesus is at the center of it. The leaders use age appropriate worksheets, quizzes, and games to reinforce the story each week.
(School Years 4-6)
After a group teaching time, we give ‘The Forest’ kids space to respond through worship and prayer. They then break into their small groups to talk through all their questions while exploring deeper into the passage for the day.
Every Friday Morning during the School term.
From 10am, in the Church Auditorium
Mainly Music is a music group for preschoolers, and their parent or guardian. It’s a space where you and your child will be accepted, loved, and have fun connecting together over music and movement.
Each session costs $4, goes for about 30min, and is followed by a shared morning tea.
Third Sunday of the Month.
From 4pm, in the Church Auditorium
On the third Sunday of the month, Village Baptist also runs a Messy Church service onsite. Here a biblical story is explored through craft, activity, song, and concludes with a free shared meal.