SHORE KIDS NEWS
Online Registration is required for Shore Kids in person classes at this time. This is to ensure that we adhere to our strict adult/child ratios. (If you are interested becoming a Shore Kids volunteer you will find more information below.) A weekly registration email will be sent out on Thursdays. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2021:
Kids will be joining their families in the main gathering for worship and then be dismissed to their classes. Here is how it will work:
- Please arrive 09:45am or earlier and sign in your kids and print off their check-in stickers at the sign-in table
- After the last worship song an announcement will be made dismissing kids
- Kids are to meet their teachers at the back of the gym, once stickers and registrations are confirmed we will head to the High School Lounge area for our classes
- Parents are to collect kids from the High School Lounge, please remember to have your sticker stub when picking up.
WHY HAVE WE MADE THIS CHANGE?
Children are such an important part of the gathered church and we desire to see our multigenerational community worshipping together. Having the children present with us before and during the first 20 minutes of the gathering creates greater opportunity for more interaction with the rest of the church family. In addition to the modelling and teaching that parents are doing at home, we want to see our children cultivating a deep love for Jesus and His church as they are formed in His image.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
At The Shore Church we value the importance of investing in kids’ faith journey and showing them the love of Christ. But we need your help! There are various ways to serve with Shore kids.LEARN MORE
CHILDREN MATTER TO JESUS
We have classes for kids from birth to Grade 4. They are split into age appropriate groups and led by a fantastic team of security screened volunteers who have a passion for sharing and displaying the love of God for children.
We use gospel centred curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and theologically sound. It explains the true overarching story of the Bible, the character of God, and ultimately how to know Jesus and live out a vibrant lifetime of faith. We serve allergy friendly snacks and are sensitive and supportive of children with allergies.
Shore Kids exists to make Jesus known and we are committed to teaching children the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is done through fun, engaging, and age appropriate lessons. We are begin our lesson time together and then divide into small groups based on kids ages. In our small group time we reinforce the bible lessons taught and enjoy an allergy aware snack together.
Our small groups are divided into the following age groups:
Nursery (0-3 years)
Infants ages 0-3 years will enjoy a play area with toys. We do not provide diaper changes, but have a change table in available and will contact parents if the need arises. Nursing mothers are very welcome in the service.
Age 4 – 6 (preschool and Kindergarten)
Children ages 4-6 will enjoy time together that includes games, songs, crafts, and free play.
Grade 1 – 2
Children in Grades 1-2 will discuss the Bible lesson in their small group time and enjoy a mix of games and crafts.
Children in Grades 3-4 will discuss the Bible lesson and it’s application in more depth their small group time. In additional we will be teaching how to listen to sermons and learn more about what it means to be a part of the church and grow their identity in Jesus.
All the volunteers that serve in Shore Kids are believing, faithful members of the church. In order to serve with our children, volunteers must submit an application and complete a background check. Adults serve in teams are never alone with children.