During a Sunday morning, children are encouraged to take part in the first part of the celebration which can include sung worship, prayer, a story or video, to name a few. Children are encouraged to express their worship in their own way.
Once this portion of the celebration is finished, the children are encouraged to go to their relevant classes:
- MiniQuest (ages 3-7)
- MegaQuest (ages 8-11)
- EAT (Secondary School Age)
- Babies and toddlers (with their parents) are very welcome to join in if they would like to; there are also toys and a play area available.
- There is also an option to stay in the celebration.
The first Sunday is a little different. This is where we encourage creativity from the whole church. On this day, we provide lots of different media to respond to the story or message. Over the last few sessions we have had Duplo, craft, paper and pens and Playdoh to express our worshipful response to what God is saying.
Our fifth Sunday celebrations (4 a year) are all age. On this day we engage the whole church, all together for the whole celebration.
MiniQuest and MegaQuest
MiniQuest and MegaQuest begin together, with children’s songs, games and Bible teaching. Then the younger ones (MiniQuest) do craft and creative activities to develop their understanding of the story or theme, while the older ones (MegaQuest) engage in discussion and activities. We gather again at the end for feedback and prayer.
It is important to us that we use the Bible to teach our children in a fun, accessible way about the character of God and what we can learn from those who followed Him. We also provide opportunity for children to have and develop a relationship with Him themselves, and so within the session we make space for them to engage in different kinds of worship, we pray, and spend time thinking and listening to God.
Our high school aged group is called EAT, which stands for Exploring a Theme. And that’s what we do – we delve into a subject each time, discuss how it affects us, and what we can learn from the Bible about it. Many of the subjects we explore are chosen by the young people and are directly relevant to their lives. We hope to equip these young people with the knowledge to make good decisions and the chance to find their own faith as they grow.
Our youth and children are highly valued and cared for members of our church family. We involve them in the things we do. We pray for them often and seek to give them a firm foundation in knowledge and understanding of a God that will help them as they grow.
Tiddlers will be returning September 2022
Tiddlers is a popular, inclusive toddler group for 0-3s and their parents, grandparents and carers. We meet at Acton Community Resource Centre in Hall 3 on Thursday mornings, between 9.15-11.15am (term-time).
We have a variety of quality toys for free play in our indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as refreshments for adults and children (fresh coffee, biscuits, fruit, toast), a song time, and craft (painting, sticking, biscuit decorating – to name but a few!).
We would love to see you there! Suggested donation is £1.
We are currently praying and asking God about the future of Youth Club.
ChristChurch regards child protection and good working practice as a priority please see church statement on About ChristChurch page of the website
If you want any more information about our Youth and Children’s work or any of the above please feel free to contact our Youth and Children’s Pastor, Lesley: firstname.lastname@example.org