C3 Kids is our ministry for 1 year olds through to grade 5. At C3 Kids Church Thirroul, our primary focus is bringing God and kids together through a loving and friendly environment that is age appropriate, fun and exciting.
We believe in teaching the children to worship and pray to our God; helping them to build personal relationships with God and each other and learning the Bible through short messages using puppets, drama, singing and other fun and creative learning methods.
Kids Church is run by a wonderful, committed group of volunteer leaders and assistants at our 10am Sunday services and also our Friday Encounter service.
At our 10am Sunday service the kids participate in Kids Worship, as well as a time of prayer before separating into their specific age-appropriate programs. See more about individual programs below.
Our Little Lambs room is accessible from the Parents Room at the rear of our auditorium, and is well equipped for toddlers up to two years old.
We have an age-appropriate programme for our little ones as well as lots of fun resources to stimulate and amuse. Toddlers are signed in and out as required by the parents for safety reasons and we have a number paging system for easy communication between our Little Lambs room and parents participating in the main service.
Kingdom Kids is held in the room at the end of the entry-hall, it is a warm welcoming room with wide doors and a small entry foyer. The children are well protected by a security fence with a child proof gate.
We have a great programme for the pre-schoolers and kindergarten children which includes Bible-based teaching, morning tea of fresh fruit followed by an associated craft and then free play on our great Kids Church soft play equipment.
World Changers is held in the middle room along the main entry-hall.
This age group is designed for kids who are in years one to three and who are now able to read adequately. After we have broken off into our age groups, we discuss the message given at church, and what it means for us today. Learning experiences may include storytelling, drama, memory verse challenges, music and more. Activities are usually also accompanied by an associated craft. Following the learning experience, children will have a morning tea of fresh seasonal fruits together.
History Makers is held in the room closest to the reception area along the main entry-hall.
The History Makers program seeks to develop each child to their full potential in fun, friendly, and age-appropriate ways through effective spirituality and loving community.
In History Makers, we aim to cover similar Bible-based topics (aimed to relate to topics covered in the main service as far as possible) with a strong relational focus: guiding and supporting these older children as they learn more about God, and readying them for the transition to youth and adult church services.
WHAT DO PARENTS/CARERS NEED TO KNOW?
Signing In and Out
Little Lambs go directly to the Little Lambs room to sign in. Kingdom Kids, World Changers and History Makers sign in at the front office desk. After front desk sign in, kids meet in the middle room along the main entry-hall to worship through music, prayer and hearing the gospel message from one of our accomplished Kids Church teachers. After group time, kids break off into their age-specific rooms.
TREE TOPS PLAY GROUP (TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS)
We are now excited to offer a playgroup for toddlers and pre-schoolers every Wednesday morning. For more information, please visit the Tree Tops Play Group Facebook page.