We want to teach the children that God loves them and that Jesus has died and risen again for them.
We aim to do this by giving them systematic Bible teaching appropriate to their ages and by providing them with the opportunity to worship, to pray to God and to develop and share their experience of Him through the Holy Spirit.
All Ages are welcome at St Paul’s. COSMIC, our children’s groups, usually run each Sunday (except 4th of the month and during major school holidays) during the 10.30am service at The Gryphon School. The children and young people join the early part of our service and then leave for their own worship and prayer, followed by a time of teaching in their own groups.
Through a full and varied programme of fun, story telling, discussion, games and craft activities we offer our children and young people relevant bible teaching to help them in following Jesus. Our Cosmic leaders are very used to having to answer difficult questions that the children ask! The children report back to the congregation towards the end of the service about what they have been doing.
Currently we have three groups, 5-9s, 10-13s and 14+. We use the Light Programme published by Scripture Union. A CRECHE also runs most weeks for children up to 4.
Revelation(14+ group) and Excel(10-13 group) each meet separately roughly once a month on a Sunday afternoon for an informal session in someone’s home.
All Cosmic and Revelation/Excel leaders are DBS checked.