Our Aim for children and young people:
• to know that God loves them; • to know that they can have a personal relationship with God through Jesus; • to know they can be empowered by the Holy Spirit.
• We want to see children and young people excited about God. • We seek to disciple, train and equip them to follow Jesus. • We want to provide a place where they can meet with God and have the opportunity to listen and respond to Him. • We are exploring ways in which both our children and young people can be involved in ministry using the gifts God has given them.
Our children's and young people's groups are as follows:
|Crèche||Babies & young children||0-3 yrs|
|Scramblers||Pre-School children||2-4 ish yrs|
|Climbers||Infant school age||4ish-7 yrs|
|Explorers||Junior school age (years 3-6)||7-11 yrs|
|Pathfinders||Secondary school (years 7-9)||11-14 yrs|
|Club Nite||Secondary school (years 7&8 and 9-11 meet alternate weeks)||11-14 yrs|
|CYFA||Secondary school (years 7+)||11-18 yrs|
Holiday Club & Kidz Connect
Each year, Holy Trinity Church runs a five day holiday club for all primary school-aged children in the local community. Each day is a mixture of games, songs, learning from the Bible, video, memory verses and craft activities. There are also special outings, family events and a Sunday morning service to conclude the week's fun. Our leaders are passionate about sharing this Good News with the children in our community, and we hope and pray that the children encounter the love of God and take the next step in their own journey of faith. For more information on the next children's event, check the latest news section!
During our main Sunday services, there are childrens’ groups on three weeks out of four. So, starting with the youngest first…
Crèche A crèche is provided at our 10.30am Sunday services. The team of volunteers provide a safe and caring place where babies and toddlers can experience God’s love and being part of His family. It is also a place where foundations are laid for ongoing nurture. Parents are welcome to either leave or stay with their children during the session. Scramblers – Children aged 2 to 4ish years old The age of being inquisitive and not sitting still! Fun and games biblically based with lots of noise and entusiasm Climbers – Children aged 4ish to 7 years old This is the age of awe and wonder! Their natural curiosity is encouraged as through Bible stories, play, craft and prayer children learn about God’s big story. It is our hope that they not only learn about God but experience Him for themselves. Explorers – Children aged 7 to 11 years old This is the age of discovery. In a lively interactive way including games, drama and hands on activities children explore Bible truths learning from its stories and teaching. They are encouraged to ask questions and express opinions. Space is given for children to meet with God, to listen and respond to Him.
Pathfinders The Age of Identity for young people aged 11 to 16 years. They have a lot of fun with games and activities, but they also look at the issues that are important to them, like friends, war, poverty and truth. They are encouraged to question, go deeper and challenged to grow in their relationship with Jesus, encountering him and living it out. It is also a great place to meet friends from Club Nite, our Friday night club. Club Nite This is a traditional Youth Club held every Friday night from 7.30-9.00pm. For students in Years 7 & 8 one week and Years 9-11 the next. There’s pool, table tennis, craft, sports, games consoles, a cafe bar with refreshments and more!There’s always the chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones too. Entrance is £1 and admission is given to members only. If you would like a members' application form, please speak to one of the leaders when you arrive. CYFA This is a group for young people in Years 8 to 13 at school or college. They come from different churches across the town and meet together to have fun and learn more about God. As well as Bible Studies and challenges there are games and activities, and time to have fun with friends. There are opportunities to ask questions and think for themselves about what they believe. They meet on Sundays at 8pm in the Church Lounge Schools work We have built good relationships with the schools in the area and currently take assemblies in a number them – Tower Road Academy, Boston High School and John Fielding Community Special School. We take workshops in Tower Road and St Mary's RC Primary School with Year 6 students as they prepare to move to Secondary education and have also taken other workshops including Easter with Year 4s at Tower Road, Christmas, Mission and Who is Jesus?, all at Tower Road. Children from Tower Road also visit the church during the year. We welcome John Fielding to the church for a number of services, at Easter, Summer, Harvest and Christmas.
We have growing links with Haven High Academy and have taken lessons on Easter and Forgiveness. We have also teamed up with the RoadHOG bus and worked with Years 7 & 8 looking at community and how we, as the church, want them to be a part of our community. We are exploring opportunities to further develop our schools work, in these schools and in others in the area.
Hi5 is a holiday club style project that runs in the Ashlawn Out Of School Club held in The Trinity Centre. We are invited in once a month to the club and through songs, stories, games and craft the children are encouraged to discover more of who God is and His love for them. The children attend St Mary's RC Primary School and Tower Road Academy and so this links well with our work there. For more details about the youth and children’s work, please contact the Church Office via the Contact page on the website.