We want to see our children loving people and loving Jesus and following in His actions, demonstrating love to the world.
We want our children to learn to identify loving kindness and put it into practise with everyone they meet, wherever they go, in order to glorify God and bring His Kingdom on earth.
There are 3 groups at children’s church which are divided according to the following age groups: 2-5 year olds, 6-9 year olds and 10-13 year olds.
What to expect at Children's Church: Each lesson is set up according to a theme e.g Peace. The lesson will introduce the concept, facilitate discussion around the topic and give children opportunities to read about the concept in the bible and pray about it. The lessons incorporate the use of multimedia, practical activities, games to facilitate learning and teamwork. At the end of the lesson, there is time for a snack and building relationships with the other children.
The Team: Stephanie, our Childrens' Church Coordinator, works alongside a group of teachers and helpers who rotate on a roster and serve at least once a month. These individuals are committed and passionate about helping our children grow a personal relationship with Jesus. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Stephanie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Teens: There is a growing teens ministry at Mercy which aims to invest into teen spiritual development. This happens once a week on a Whatsapp forum where the teens meet for a dedicated hour and chat about topics surrounding faith and life as a Christian teenager. Teens at Mercy attend Sunday services with the rest of the community. Once a month they meet socially and spend some time investing in an NPO as a group. The teen ministry is facilitated by Jess.
Babies: Moms and dads with little babies are encouraged to join the Sunday services and make use of the semi-private comfortable area to feed or change their babies. There are various toys, games and books there as well to keep the little ones engaged.