Establish the life they were made for
There are lots of great things we can Establish for our kids, but we believe that the most important thing is that they establish the life they were made for. We believe that the best way for our kids to explore what it means to have life in Jesus is to do that in a safe, relaxed and fun environment.
What does this look like?
We value kids and families, so our kids join with us in our main gathering for around 10-15 minutes before we provide an opportunity for them to continue church together at an age appropriate level.
We have a team of 8 leaders who have all undergone child protection training and have a working with children check. We believe that kids need a safe, relaxed and fun environment where they can explore what it means to have life in Jesus, and our leaders are passionate about providing that each week.
We know that kids get hungry and we want to give you a break from cooking, and so we provide your kids with a healthy supper during Establish kids, so that you are able to relax knowing their needs are being met. This means we have a zero junk food policy and strive to provide nutritious food each week. We understand that some kids have allergies and intolerances to certain foods, so if this is your experience then please chat to us and we will do our best to cater for your child’s needs.
If you have a baby we have a baby-safe area towards the back of the hall with some toys and books to keep your baby happy and occupied so you are free to join with us in our gathering. We understand occupying children and babies isn't always quiet so please don't feel uncomfortable if yours are noisy.
If you're children are anxious about leaving you and would rather stay in the main gathering we have some welcome packs especially for them, with some quiet activities to keep them occupied so you can enjoy your time with us.
One of the things we want for you as a parent, is to truly connect with other people, so you’ll have 10-15 minutes after the end of the service before needing to collect your kids, giving you an opportunity to grab a cuppa and something to eat and meet some new people without little ones needing your attention.
Still got questions?
We hope you feel welcome at Establish church and if you have an questions please feel free to contact Cathra at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0404 339 329.