Children and youth activities are a fun time run in a safe and friendly environment, free of charge. All children are welcome, whether they are regulars at the church or not. Parental consent is required for coming to the clubs – we’ll give you a form to fill on your first visit.
If you have a baby or child up to 6 years old you will find you are not alone – there are a good number of little people at Derby Road! There is a creche available where you can take your child, or leave them with the leaders so that you can go back into the church and listen to the sermon (helpers will come and collect you if your baby/toddler does not settle).
There are games and books for the very young – otherwise all children listen to a Bible story, sing songs and do activity sheets which reinforce the Bible story. The children also have squash and fruit before ‘tidy up time’ and their return to parents.
Sunday School is for children age 7 to 11. Children stay with their parents at the start of the main meeting as we worship God together. The leader will make it clear when children should go out to Sunday School.
Sunday School starts with everyone sat together to share about their week and pray. Then there is an interactive lesson based on a series from the Bible and an accompanying worksheet. The aim is to teach the children about what God says he is like in the Bible, and what he has accomplished through his son Jesus Christ.
For children age 11+, we follow a course of Bible studies covering all the main people and events in the Old and New Testaments. This is done by reading the Bible together and discussing the passages using study guides to assist. Bible Class meets in the second half of the main Sunday service.