We have put together programs that are age-appropriate and interesting. These programs incorporate a number of different materials offering a broad range of approaches to looking at the Word, the Kingdom of God and our faith.
We believe in and value community, so start church all together in the auditorium for the first set of kid friendly worship. The leaders and children are prayed for before they leave the main service and split into their different groups.
Our LITTLE SEEDS group is run for age 1 to 5. We run an original program that incorporates the stories of the bible as well as topical series such as fruits of the spirit or ‘our emotions’.
SEEDS is for the Kindergarten to Year 4 children.
Our programs explore the traditional Bible stories and concepts with a creative spin. These groups are very interactive in terms of the stories and activities that we do. There are always crafts and practical application sections to support the lesson focus.
GROW is for our yr5-yr8 middle schoolers.
We love creating the opportunity for our middle school age youth to build friendships and to ask the big questions of life and faith. We stay in for an initial time of worship and then go out for our group time together.
Most Sunday evenings we have a couple of wonderful volunteers who will hang out with our kids age 1 to 12. Our heart is that our kids will enjoy being at church and will experience Jesus as they grow.
Our heart is to make each child feel loved and truly valued here, regardless of age, ability or background. We pray parents will feel inspired as they watch Christ actively working in the lives of their children. We aim to support parents and leaders and hope that they feel loved, valued and supported as part of the team who so generously invest into the lived of the children and their families. We want to support families as they nurture and encourage their children’s spiritual journey.
How can I get involved?
We welcome any adults who have been at Northridge for at least 6 months to help lead in kid’s church, and any young people (under 18) to come and assist in kid’s church alongside adult leaders. We also always looking for people to help preparing craft midweek.
Whether you have experience as a school teacher or early childhood carer, a grandparent, or simply an adult with a heart to see kids know God, this is a great opportunity to invest in our future generation!
At Northridge we believe that we all share the privilege, blessing and responsibility of helping our children to grow and flourish in their relationship with God.
Each family who has decided to regularly attend Northridge, and has been with us for at least 6 months, is asked to be involved in children’s ministry. In this way we ensure that serving in this important ministry remains sustainable, incorporating both mums and dads with different gifts and abilities.
Parents share the responsibility of teaching/ helping by being on the roster for the group(s) that their child(ren) are a part of. Rosters run on a 6 monthly cycle and parents are asked to lead and/or help in no more than 2-3 services on that roster.
We require all adults helping with kids church to complete a Working With Children Check (WWCC) and the Northridge Vineyard church ‘Caring For Our Kids’ training before they commence.
Volunteers can find instructions on how to complete the Working with Children Check, and how to complete the Caring for our Kids training.
At kids church we have a number of policies and procedures in place to protect our children and leaders. Please refer to the Resources page to download these resources and policies.
If you would like more information about Kid’s ministry please contact our Kid’s Pastor – [email protected]