Children

Children are an important part of our church family, and as a community we want them to enjoy church and to discover and grow in their relationship with Him. We’re always looking for more people to serve in our Children’s Ministry, please contact us if you are willing to serve in this way.

On Sundays:

Creche

Our creche is for children from birth up to their third birthday. It is open throughout our morning service from 10.30am – 12 noon. Children are cared for by our dedicated team who aim to make this an enjoyable and fun time for the kids. We believe that even very young children can learn and so we aim to sensitively share something of Jesus’s love for the kids.

Little Lighthouse

Children 3 – 5 years old are catered for in this fun and interactive group. This ministry runs during the Sunday morning service from 11 – 12 in the youth centre.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse is the children’s ministry at Gerrard Street for primary aged children (p1-p6). It runs on a Sunday morning from 11-12 in the hall. On a Sunday morning our time together is split between small group and one big group.

Our vision for Lighthouse is to see all young people develop their faith and to grow to have a living relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.  Lighthouse is a family where we deeply care for one another and we pray for each other every week.  It is a space for young people to ask questions and explore what their faith really means.

In Lighthouse we use the fantastic Gospel Project material.  A key aspect of this material is the chronological timeline. Every week we share how the bible passage looks forward to Jesus and God’s bigger plan of redemption.

We are aware that on a Sunday morning children do not want the sessions to be like school (and neither do the leaders, many of whom are school teachers!). Our sessions consist of watching DVD clips, lots of discussion, games, active prayer activities, crafts, worship songs as well as time where we can study the bible together.  Lighthouse is a safe space where children feel they belong, they love coming and they have a real sense of ownership over this ministry.

Lighthouse is a ministry which involves enthusiastic and motivated leaders. God has shared some excited visions for this ministry and we are excited to see where God is leading us and his young people.

If you have a heart for children’s ministry, please contact us and we can give you more information about getting involved.

Creed

Youngsters in P7 – S2 go into some more detail as they consider the gospel and Jesus.

 

Midweek:

Toddlers

Each Tuesday morning, from 9.45 – 11.30 (doors open at 9.15) a small group of dedicated leaders welcome around 25 Mums and 35 toddlers to this thriving group. It’s goal is to connect with Mums from the local neighbourhood and we are thrilled that mums from the church come along too to help make that connection.

A snack is provided at 10.30 and the parents look after their own children throughout. After this, there is a “singing time” when the group comes together for some interactive fun!

There are many nationalities and religious backgrounds represented; this is a real opportunity to be involved in a multi-cultural environment right here in Aberdeen.

GS Youth

A club for children from S1 to S6 on Fridays at 7.30pm in the Church Youth Centre. Find out more.

Holiday Club

An annual kids club in the school holidays.