Meadowridge campus only. Pre-school to Grade 5 follow the same syllabus with the level being adjusted for the various age groups.
Our “Little Stars” spend the morning in one of the pre-school venues at the church, where they have access to a sandpit and large jungle gym, swings, etc. The venue is secure. The morning consists of free play, a Bible story, singing and craft time. We follow The Gospel Project curriculum. There are two adults on duty each week, as well as young adult helper. Moms and dads are most welcome to stay with little ones who are reluctant to be left on their own.
This group is fondly known as the “Little Champs.” These little ones have access to a secure, shaded play area with a jungle gym . As the children arrive, they enjoy a time of free play, either outside or on the mat. Mat time includes hearing a Bible story, singing songs and praying. We follow The Gospel Project curriculum. Thereafter they are given activities and crafts to do, which they are encouraged to take home. There are two adult teachers there each week, as well as an additional helper.
These classes meet in different areas around the church. Although the same syllabus is followed by all the grades, the crafts may vary to accommodate the different ages. We follow The Gospel Project curriculum. Children in these classes enjoy the Bible story and craft time in their various venues, and for the last 20 minutes of the morning all grades congregate in the south hall for a time of praise and worship.
From 5:45PM to 7:15PM kids enjoy a creative, action packed, evening which revolves around a fun theme. This includes games, activities & relationship building. Kids have the chance to build community, in a safe environment, under leadership (made up of pastors & voluntary staff).
Our pre-teens meet in the “Den,” and enjoy chatting over a mug of tea and biscuits when they arrive. The morning consists of praise and worship, Bible teaching and informal discussions in smaller groups.
From 7:30PM to 9:00PM kids enjoy a creative, action packed, evening which revolves around a fun theme. This includes games, activities & relationship building. Kids have the chance to build community, in a safe environment, under leadership (made up of pastors & voluntary staff).
Since Grade 1, Elevate at church on a Friday night has always been the highlight at the end of our busy school week. We love to meet up with our friends to chat, play games and have fun! We also love doing something different and exciting each week. At Elevate we can experience God's love in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. It is also a great opportunity for us to invite our friends who have maybe never been to church before. We really appreciate everything that Jo, Linda and all the leaders do and that is why we keep coming back every Friday night!
Elevate is awesome, cool & fun. The leaders are friendly and fun. We play lots of cool games & I like meeting my friends too.
The teachers are kind & caring & every time I go to Sunday school I get to learn cool things about God!
Jolene has been part of the pastoral team at Connect Church since 2000, and is the pastor with responsibility for our Children’s Ministry – a long-time passion of hers. From cooking large quantities of scrambled eggs on kids’ camps to facilitating special children’s church services, Jolene’s heart for kids’ ministry is apparent wherever she goes...
Linda recently joined the team at Connect to work in kids' ministry alongside Jolene, the children's pastor. Being an ex school teacher, she has a passion for children, and also an interest in equipping parents. She continues to teach on a part time basis in Capricorn where she assists second language learners with reading and literacy skills.