ALL YOUTH WORK HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS
Please consider utilising online resources which are available online from the website Answers in Genesis where there is free access to online books and videos for use with children.
We love welcoming kids at church, and consider them to be a gift and a precious responsibility
We want you to feel really welcome to come as a family with children, we know that church can sometimes feel daunting, especially with young children, but all are welcome.
We believe Sunday school work is vital, and are wholly committed to teaching children the timeless truths about the Lord Jesus Christ from God’s Word, the Bible to equip them to meet the challenges of todays society.
The youth work at Koinonia is overseen by Susan Keogh, should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact her:
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07802 322048
You are free to make use of our classes should you wish, or keep your child/ren with you in the service, whichever you prefer.
There are Sunday School classes held during every Sunday morning service(with the exceptions of Family Services), all children are welcome to come along whether you are regular attendees or are just visiting.
We currently have 3 groups available:
Creche: Ages 0-3
Primaries/Juniors: Ages 4-10 (Up to the end of school year 5)
Juniors/Young Teens: Ages 10 upwards
All families start off by sitting together in church, we usually have a simple talk, prayer, and sing some songs before the children will be dismissed for their classes. We use Go Teach materials, and our lessons will usually involve listening to a bible story, a game/craft/activity (Age dependant) followed by completing the Go Teach worksheets.
Each week the children receive points for attendance, bringing their Bible and knowing the memory verse. Accumulation of these points results in small treats.
Older children who are in regular attendance are invited to work towards the Sword Award scheme which encourages the young people to get involved more deeply in the life of the Church and to undertake acts of service as they grow spiritually.
~ OTHER ACTIVITIES ~
We are a small fellowship but we endeavor to run various events throughout the year including a Sunday School Outing, a church weekend Away and other activities around key events in the Christian calendar. Details of which will be shown as and when events are happening.
~ A BIBLICAL VIEW OF CHILDREN ~
Jesus was very clear in his message to his disciples and to us. Children matter. You only need to read Matthew 18 verses 1-6 to see this.
Jesus specifically made time for children, to come, just as they are, with their open hearts and questioning minds, and their ability to completely engage without holding anything back.
God has worked through children in amazing ways.
Think of Samuel, who heard God's voice, calling him by name.
Think of Mirium, who God used to watch over her baby brother, to esure his safety. That baby who given the name Moses.
Think of David, who saw adults cowed by the threat of the force of the Philistines, and who stepped up, and slew Goliath with a stone.
A child can be passionate for Christ in a way that no adult can, they are a blessing, an encouragement and a challenge, they are a gift.