At Godfirst our vision is for every child to encounter Jesus, to learn to live the life and mission of Jesus and to love gathering together with His Church! We currently have four supervised age groups that cater for the children and youth at Godfirst.
When you arrive
When you arrive at Godfirst please take the time to sign your child into their groups before the meeting starts. We operate a sign-in/sign-out sticker system. The children start in the main meeting for sung worship and go out to their groups around 11am. Please collect them at the end of the main meeting from their group.
Babies to Pre-school (age 3)
Our confident team will take good care of your youngest children so you can enjoy the main meeting. If you are uncomfortable leaving your child you are welcome to stay out with them. They enjoy free play, craft, story time, worship and have a snack of breadsticks and water.
Pre-school (age 3) to Year 1
Pre-schoolers to the end of Year 1 have fun together in Ignite. They start with free toy play and then enjoy an interactive session with bible teaching, games, crafts and songs. They have breadsticks and a drink during the morning.
Year 2 to Year 5
Year 2-Year 5 children meet in Elevate. They have a fun, fast paced session with messy games, interactive discussions and challenging activities. They open the bible together and love getting to know Jesus through all they do.
Year 6 to Year 9
XLR8 is our Youth group. They love silly games and activities as well as getting serious about Jesus and discussing relevant topics facing today’s youth. They gather fortnightly during Sunday morning meetings (alternate Sundays they can remain in the main meeting for the talk or the year 6’s are welcome in Elevate), and also meet fortnightly on Thursday evenings for a social time of games, sports, testimonies and plenty of sweets!
We always aim to keep your children safe at Godfirst, so we operate a tight Safeguarding Policy and all team leaders are trained and DBS checked. A copy of our safeguarding policy is available on request.
The children at Godfirst love hanging out together and as a part of our Godfirst communities with their families, they learn to live the life and mission of Jesus with the rest of the church.
Due to Covid regulations our G1Kids groups are meeting from 10.15am, rather than starting off in the main meeting with the adults as they have previously done. Please bring them straight to the G1Kids entrance at the main door of the Parabola Arts Centre, before you head into the main meeting. The children's temperatures will be taken, hands sanitised and they will be signed in from this entrance. Unfortunately we are currently unable to run our Sparklers group due to Covid restrictions but we are temporarily running Ignite for children aged 2-5 who are happy to be left without a parent. Children in school years 1-5 are meeting in Elevate and our XLR8 youth group is meeting as usual.