Grace Church is a family that spans all age ranges, and including our children is very important to us. On a Sunday morning we run two different groups for children and one for youth so that everyone can learn about Jesus and how to build a relationship with Him in a way most suited to their age.
On most weeks all the children and young people stay in the main hall during the worship time. The meeting leader will then explain from the front when it is time for the children and young people to go out. The children and young people meet in some of the classrooms at Midhurst Rother College close to the main hall.
Parents are asked to take Sparklers and Supernovas to their group and register them. For safety, they will only be returned to the person who registered them. All our children and youth workers are enhanced DBS checked and operate under our safeguarding policy.
‘Sparklers’ is our exciting and vibrant pre-school group. Through a mixture of games, stories, craft, role play and worship we aim to introduce the children to a God who loves them and show them that God has an exciting plan and a destiny for their lives. You are welcome to leave your child here with trained staff or stay if needed. Baby changing facilities and bottle/baby food heating are provided and comfy chairs for nursing mums too!
‘Supernovas’ is for our primary age children, Reception to Year 5. It provides a safe and fun-packed setting for our children to learn more about the reality of God in their lives. This is achieved through games, bible-stories, craft, worship and much more. Supernovas is fast-paced and interactive, but also has times when the children are separated into older and younger age groups so that activities can be tailored to the right age. The New Testament tells us that we should all ‘shine like stars’ as we live out the Christian life. Through Supernovas (a supernova is an exploding star), our children are leading the way!
‘Energise’ is the youth work for School Years 6 – 10. The youth play a vital role in church life, we join the wider church for worship during the service and then we meet together throughout the preach. The Energise meeting consists of lots and lots of fun, with crazy games, opportunities to win amazing prizes and most importantly a chance to get Energised into what God has planned for our lives through videos, drama and discussions.
All team members who are serving the children and youth on a Sunday will be wearing tops that identify them.
If you are a visitor we would love to say “Hi” and get a chance to know you before the meeting, so do please come and introduce yourself if you wish.