As part of our overall aim at EFBC our mission for the children and youth is to help them become mature followers of Jesus - to grow, to serve, to reach out. On a Sunday morning we have a children and youth teaching programme, which is divided into three age-based groups. New families and children are always welcome at church.
Crèche - Pre-School
Our crèche meets during the main service in the lower hall and all pre-school age children and babies are very welcome. We have lots of toys and activities available for all 0-4s. We start our session with some singing, followed by a story & activity. After this there is free play and a snack time. Our crèche aims to both support parents by providing a safe and engaging place for their children to be whilst they are in the service, but also we hope that the children themselves will come to know more about who God is and why we should worship him.
Infants and Juniors - Reception to Year 5
Infants and Juniors is for primary school-aged children. Each session is focused on teaching from the Bible. We tend to follow a series, either by book of the Bible or theme. Sessions also tend to include games, discussion, quizzes, memory verses and craft. At Christmas time, we sometimes put on a nativity in the main church service, and occasionally do social activities too.
Seniors - Year 6 to Year 11
Sceondary school-aged children meet every week aside from the first Sunday of the month, where they remain in the service with the adults. The group studies the Bible, has time for prayer and plays games. We follow the sermon series for our teaching programme, which means that parents and teenagers can talk together about what they have both been learning.
We follow the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) guidelines when working with the children and ensure that all the helpers are DBS checked. We have a child protection policy which is displayed on the Parents notice board in the corridor. For more information about Child Protection, please contact the Church Office.