Glen Waverley Anglican Church has been blessed with a large number of families and children that regularly attend our 10.30 am Service.
Sunday mornings are highlighted by the involvement of up to 80 children in programs that help them learn about Jesus, as well as have fun together. And the children do have a great time!
Our Sunday Club is split into five age groups, and there is also a Creche for the really little kids, who enjoy playing together and sharing morning tea. Its such a joy to see all these kids enjoying themselves.
We also have opportunities for children and families to mix together and have fun at one of our numerous family events, and to worship together in family services. There are also family based gospel communities and life groups.
Sunday Club runs every week during the school terms. Children as young as three, and those up to Grade 6, meet in their various age groups during the 10.30 am and 5 pm Service.
The children meet with at least two leaders to learn about God in an interactive, age-appropriate and fun way. Leaders are police-checked, and follow a set curriculum that aims to grow the children's understanding and friendship with God as they progress through their early and primary years.
The crèche operates on Sundays during every 10.30am and 5 pm Service for children up to the age of three to do church together. Parents then have the option of fully participating in the worship services, knowing their children are being looked after.
The creche program seeks to provide an age-appropriate church experience for children who are not yet at kinder. Together we sing praise to God, learn more about God, and what he has done in the world, we eat together, we pray together and we play together. Each child should bring a snack for morning tea.
Parents may choose to keep their children with them in the worship area and teach their children to engage in the worship service. Alternatively, a room is available at the back of the church (the nook), with windows and speakers that allow families to remain involved in the service.
Our children's ministry could not function without the dedication of many leaders. Sunday Club alone currently has many leaders, most of whom have children of their own attending the groups. Some also have teacher training.
Our leaders follow material developed by the church to help them effectively and systematically teach the Bible.
Leaders are also required to undergo a National Police Record Check, a Working with Children Check and to follow both the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne's and GWAC's Child Safe Practices as outlined here.
For more information on any of our children's ministry, please contact:
Jules Barnard (Children & Families Pastor),
Ph (03) 9560 7494