We have a host of activities, programmes and events for pre-school, primary, secondary children and young adults. Click on the + sign in each of the boxes below to find out more!
Location: Crèche and Elliott Hall
Crèche is a place where young children, not yet in pre-school, can have fun, play games and listen to stories in a safe environment. This give parents the opportunity to enjoy the service knowing their children are being cared for by our team of volunteers. We currently have two facilities, one for babies and one for toddlers. The aim of crèche is to welcome young children in to our church family and to show them that God made them and loves them. Crèche meets during the first morning service.
Contact: Marina Matchett email@example.com
Lighthouse 3-11 years
Location: Bell, Elliott Hall, Burrows Hall and Kairos Centre
Lighthouse is the name for our Sunday morning children’s programme. This is for all children age 3-11 and takes place during the the first morning service. The children begin each week with the rest of the congregation for a time of worship as a church family. After 15 minutes, Lighthouse leaves and divides into age specific sections for praise, games and other activities before breaking into small groups. Each small group has 2 leaders who work on a rota basis. These small groups are at the heart of what Lighthouse is about as the children spend time exploring the Bible, learning about Jesus and developing friendships with each other and their leaders.
The aim of Lighthouse is to partner with families as we encourage children to learn about the good news of Jesus and to develop their own relationship with God in a safe and loving environment. We believe that children matter to God and we want the time they spend in Lighthouse to be exciting, challenging, relevant and fun!
Lighthouse is for all children age 3 – Primary 7.
Contact: Nicky Bradley firstname.lastname@example.org
Madhouse For Years 8 & 9
Location: Kairos Centre, Knockdene
Madhouse meets every Sunday morning and is for all young people in Year 8 and Year 9. The name ‘Madhouse’ comes from our main goal of ‘Moulding a Disciple’. Not only do we learn new things from the Bible but we also explore how the stories of the Bible are relevant to us today. We always like to have fun and a typical Sunday morning will feature games, dramas and small group discussions. About once a month we also put on a breakfast – a long-running favourite with Madhousers!
Madhouse is all about helping young people to develop their faith and to identify how it links in with their everyday lives – and we look to do all this in our weekly sessions which are relaxed, interactive and fun. Sunday mornings during the first service.
Contact: John Reed email@example.com
Souled Out Years 10 to 12
Location: Kairos Centre, Coffee bar
Souled Out meets every Sunday except the 2nd Sunday of the month during the first morning service for Years 10 to 12. It is a fun and interactive bible study for young people to dig into the bible and learn about faith in Jesus. Our goal is to help young people to be Souled out for Jesus and to know that there is nothing greater than a relationship with him.
Contact: Andy and Jill Spratt firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenhouse Years 9 to 14
Greenhouse will seek to encourage & equip young people in Years 9 to Years14 to:
- Develop a passionate relationship with God through developing spiritual habits
- Put God first in daily life by letting Him rule in every area of actions & decision
- Put others first by serving in Greenhouse, Knock, (or own church) family & community
- Contribute to creating an open, loving and real community in Greenhouse
- Live lives that are distinctively different and point others to Jesus by words & actions.
Greenhouse offers three core aspects to its programme.
Friday Fellowship on the 3rd Friday of the month from 8-10pm in the Elliott Hall for games, praise, food and talks. An opportunity for fun and fellowship, each year taking a contemporary theme that connects with the topical questions that young people face as teenagers and looks at how the bible continues to speak into our culture.
Sunday Services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 6.30pm in church. We don’t want young people to just connect with other young people. We want young people to part of church family here and learn to play their role in the body of believers. Young people are actively involved in the services through serving via welcoming, hospitality, reading, drama, speaking and praying in the services.
Sunday Small groups on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 7.45-9.30pm. We want to help young people to feel connected to their peers and learn from each other and mature Christian who care and walk with them from Year 9 to Year 14. Small groups play a critical role in Greenhouse as they give you the opportunity to look at issues that are relevant to you and your friends. Greenhouse aims to be a welcoming place, where you can meet young people your own age and make lasting friendships. We have regular socials so people can get to know each other better. We have a strong leadership team, who want to see you grow in your faith.
Contact: Jonny and Naomi McClelland email@example.com
Genesis Young Adults 18 years
Location: Kairos Centre, Coffee bar
Genesis is our programme for young adults who are 18 years of age and who have completed secondary level education (or its equivalent). We meet in the Kairos Centre on alternative Sundays after the evening service from 8-10pm.
As well as providing opportunities for praise and fellowship, we want to be equipped for practical, wise and imaginative service as we seek to apply the Bible’s timeless truths to the ethical and spiritual challenges of our times.
A typical evening starts with tea/coffee. This is followed by praise and a short introductory talk on that evening’s subject; we then split into groups for study and discussion. The annual programme also includes occasional guest speakers invited because of their particular relevant expertise or experience.
We run four off-site socials over the course of the year: in early September, Christmas, Easter and at the end of June. We are particularly keen to see those home from studying or working away from home at these events.
Contact: Mark Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11