God wants to introduce young children to himself through Jesus who valued children and made them the role model for the kingdom of God. He delights in their praises!
In St John’s, we want to help children connect with the Bible and develop a relationship with God. We have the privilege and responsibility of nurturing their understanding of God and their spiritual lives in Sunday School.
We meet during the 9.30/10am services in the church rooms. Visiting children are very welcome to join us.
There are four different age groups:
For children aged 2½ to 5 with Jane Scully & the team
With the Bubbles’ leaders, our under 5s have a lot of fun learning while they play. The beginning of our session is an informal time where the children can choose from a variety of play activities related to our bible story. This helps our younger children to settle more easily and enables us to form a relationship with them. We have regular activities each week such as the welcome clap, snack-time, music-box time and ‘Bubble Prayers’.
We have a lovely team who have a heart for the children and experience in working with this age group.
For 5-8’s with Amanda Pearson & the team
The Splash children love to play together, be creative, use their energy, explore new ideas and enjoy old favourites. They have a great capacity for friendship and empathy for anyone in trouble. They can have a depth of spirituality which can be both matter of fact and breathtaking. Splash! encourages our 5 to 8s in their daily lives with God with a lively, interactive Bible based programme which includes drama, quizzes, puppets, memory verses, art & song.
The session begins with the Splash & Xstream children exploring the theme together, before going into separate groups for further discovery.
8-11’s with Tim Pearson & the team
Children aged 8 to 11 like to have fun too! They like to be with their friends and are growing increasingly independent. They like the opportunity to play games and to be creative. Their capacity to learn is enormous. We feed their imagination with Xstream and allow them space to ask questions about things that younger children take for granted. Xstream encourages 8 to 11s to live their daily lives for God.
The session begins with the Xstream & Splash children exploring the theme together, before going deeper in their own space.
For 11-14’s with Jo Hopkins & the team
As children grow both spiritually and emotionally, their need for a different space emerges. They can have in-depth conversations about the nature of God, whilst they also want to chat and have fun with their friends! The H2O leaders encourage a deeper relationship with God, not shying away from questions that the young people are asking.
We look forward to meeting you there!