Children and young people make up a large part of our church so we hope that yours will find a place where they feel at home here.
Our goal is to make friends of Christ, who bring friends to Christ. We run a whole range of activities for children and young people as we aim for that. You’ll find details here, and for more information please speak to Ross Mungavin, our youth and children’s worker.
For details about these clubs or any of the children’s work at St John’s, please contact Ross.
to make friends of christ
Children and teenagers are a big part of our morning service and we have age-appropriate activities for all. Our teaching syllabus is structured around the resources available from TnT Mustard Seeds Ministries, and we aim to cover the whole Bible over a four year plan. Details for each club are below:
creche – 0-2 years
scramblers – 3 years-preschool
starters – reception-year 2
followers – years 3-6
pathfinders – years 7-9
exiles – years 10-13 (After the service)
Midweek Discipleship Groups
We believe that the best way for children and teens to grow in their faith is to engage with God through His Word. We run one for years 4-6, and two for years 7+:
Illuminate A – Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm – Years 7+
Illuminate B – Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm – Years 7+
Faithful Bible Investigators (F.B.I.) – Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm – Years 4-6
Who bring friends to christ
Midweek outreach clubs
During the week we want to give our children and teenagers a place to have fun, but also to bring their friends to hear more about Jesus. Details of all our clubs are below:
Mini Mischief – Thursdays 10:00-11:00am – babies & Preschoolers
After School Club – Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm – Reception-Year 3
Awesome – Fridays 4:00-5:30pm – Year 4-6
engage – fridays 6:30-8:00pm – Year 7-9
termly & yearly events
Every Easter we run a Holiday Club to share the good news of Jesus with local children. A team of leaders from the church take the children on an adventure through different themes – in previous years we’ve done under the sea, space, and explorers! There are songs, silly games, crafts, Bible stories, and other activities. After holiday club last year one girl even said “This has been the best week of my life!”
Once a term we get together (or… Unite!) with other church youth groups to put on a big event for teenagers. Our aim is to show them that as Christians they belong to something bigger than our groups, and to help them connect with other Christians their age who perhaps even go to the same school as them.
We take issues of child protection very seriously; as such, all our clubs are overseen by people who have been DBS checked. To see a copy of our child protection policy, visit our documents section, or email the church office.