FAQs

Service Time for Kids Church

 

Kid’s church begins directly after the worship component of the main service. We love to worship as a family of believers, which is why we include our children in this part of the service. Children are encouraged to also tithe with their parents, as part of their worship. Children are released by the Pastor at the appropriate time.

Kids' Church Location

There are two different locations for the two groups; Sparks Tots & Sparks. The younger group is located near the main auditorium and the older group (Years 1 – 6) are located at the back of the property. Kids can be released from the auditorium as long as they have been registered for the lesson. New children will need to have filled in the new child registration form so we can be aware of your child’s needs. Click here to see the Location Map.

 

How do I register my child for Kid's Church
Sparks Age 1 – 5:

Children in this age category need to be dropped by a parent to the Sparks classroom and signed in at this time by a parent. When they are collected directly after the serivce, they will need to signed out by the parent.

Sparks Grades 1 – 6:

The older children can be released by their parent as long as they have been registered in for the lesson. This will be checked by the leaders prior to taking the children to the Kids church hall. Children in this age group are released back at the end of the service and asked to return to their parents.

Babies at Freeway Church

We have a babies and toddler space at the back of the church hall, a private feeding chair for nursing mothers in this space, a couple of couches for parents to sit and watch their little ones play. We have a cot and a variety of toys for our little ones to play with. There is also a change table in the disabled toilets located in the foyer area.

How do you cater for babies?

We have a babies and toddler space at the back of the church hall, a private feeding chair for nursing mothers in this space, a couple of couches for parents to sit and watch their little ones play. We have a cot and a variety of toys for our little ones to play with. There is also a change table in the disabled toilets located in the foyer area.

Safety concerns

The safety of our kids is a priority to us as it should be to any church. Our Kids’ church leaders have the necessary ‘Working With Children’s Checks’ and as part of our program training we cover safety concerns within each age group and have procedures in place.

The registration form is an important step in this process, so please ensure you have provided us with any important information we need to know to best care for your child/children. We work in partnership with parents and this information is crucial to us in serving you.

How do you cater for the different groups?
For our Babies:

At the back of the church hall we have a babies and toddlers area. There is a private feeding chair for nursing mothers, a couple of couches for parents to sit and watch their little ones play. We have a cot and a variety of toys for our little ones to play with. There is also a babies change area in the disabled toilets.

Sparks (Ages 1 – 5):

Children in this age range participate in our Sparks Prep program which begins after the worship part of our service. Children are dropped at the Sparks Prep room and signed in. The children in this age range have the opportunity to sing, listen to Bible stories, do a little activity to take home and play.

Sparks Primary (Grades 1 – 6):

This awesome group of kids have their very own dedicated space in their own hall. Children participate in this program after the worship service and need to be registered by a parent prior to the beginning of the main church service. Children are then escorted by our friendly leaders down to the Kids Church hall for a message and activities centred around coming into a closer relationship with Jesus.

Am I able to stay with my child?

Parents are always welcome to come join us in our programs, however, this is also your opportunity to enjoy the service, kid free.

We also understand for the little ones especially that there is a time of settling in to a new environment and program. This may take your child a few weeks to feel okay with being left in the program on their own. Please do talk to us about your concerns if you have any, we wish to work with you to make our children’s program a blessing to you and your child/children.

How can I get involved in this crucial ministry?

 

We are always in need of helpers for our program. If you are keen to be involved in our Kids’ Church ministry, especially if you have children this is the best place for you to serve in, where they see you giving your time and talents in a real personal and practical way.

Even if you don’t have children but you have a real heart and love for children then we absolutely want you! You could serve in a number of ways as we have a number of different age groups. Even if you just wish to help with general Kids’ Church administration and media related needs. Please see Matt or Teresa Cheney or register your interest HERE

 

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