At St. Cuthbert’s, we want to equip, engage and encourage families in any way we can to bring up their children to get to know Jesus for themselves. We believe that the Word of God is essential for the sustenance and growth of every young person and we provide programmes that both teach and model to young people how to grow in their faith. We do this through Sunday morning meetings, midweek groups, one-to-one times, special events and socials, all of which are geared towards helping young people to believe the Bible whole-heartedly through gospel-centred teaching and to help them grow in their faith through meaningful relationships.
Every time we meet together, we aim to teach the Bible faithfully, encourage one another, share life together and have loads of fun! This is done in age-appropriate ways that help engage the children and youth where they’re at and to support the families in engaging their children about the wonderful good new that Jesus came to offer eternal life to whoever believes and trusts in him.
We run age-specific groups for children and youth during our Sunday morning service, all run by a committed team of DBS-checked Church Family volunteers and parents who make every effort to teach the wonderful message of Jesus in an engaging way.
Tots (group for 18month – 5 year olds)
Sunday Gang (group for primary school aged children)
Bridge (group for secondary school aged young people)
Bridge+ (after school club for local secondary schooled aged young people)
Our tots group is for 1-5 year olds. This age-group join their families in the main Church Family Sunday Service for the first 15-20 mins where we have a time altogether of sung worship, a kids slot and the Church Family news. Following this they go to their own group and have time for play, time to sing along to songs that tell wonderful truths about God, have a Bible story that communicates a key truth about God and a Bible-centre craft and prayer time. When the tots are collected from the group at the end of the service they have a craft to take home and share with their families.
Families should collect their children from their group locations at the end of the service.