What's On For Kids

Sundays

Children at Bayside Anglican Church can have a great time at the 10:15am Family Service! During school term time, Kids Church operates for Kindy to Year 5 children from midway through the service. Age-appropriate material is used to explore the Bible, and games, craft and stories ensure that your kids have a blast! In school holidays, we run a Holiday Program filled with games, activities and multimedia content. We are passionate about teaching children the saving message of Jesus Christ in a simple and fun way.
All of our children’s’ programs are run by trained and screened church members who hold a current NSW Working With Children Check and have completed mandatory accredited Safe Ministry Training within the last 3 years.

What about Youth?

Sundays

At the 10:15am Family Service, young people in Year 6-8 at school have their own Sunday Youth program which runs after the kids and youth leave the service for their own activities. Those in Years 9-12 are invited to come along to our “20/20” Young Adults Service, which is the gathering particularly for youth and young adults.

Friday Nights

Young people of today face major challenges as they grow up. Many voices clamour for their attention. We want to help our youth understand that God’s voice of authority in the Bible is the best and most loving voice to listen to. We teach them God’s truths in creative, fun and challenging ways, and also try to provide an environment that caters for their social needs. Our Youth Group is for teenagers in Years 7-12, and  meets on Friday nights between 7:00-9:00pm during school term.

Free for newcomers to check it out, otherwise $3 per night per person, which covers supper and goes towards resources for the group.

And for Little Ones?

Sundays

At the 10:15am Family Service, there is a room at the back of the main church building for nursing mothers to feed and change their infants. Here there is also a crèche for children aged 1+ (who are not yet at school), where they can play, read stories and enjoy music together. The crèche is run by two WWCC screened volunteers each week, and starts when the kids and youth go out for their programs.

Homegroups

Homegroups are a way for church members to be meeting in small groups during the week and be encouraged as you get to know others and study the Bible together. What happens at a homegroup?

  1. Bible study and discussion of passages from the Bible. In 2018, homegroups will be using the REAP method (Everyone will do at least one REAP journal entry before coming to the weekly group, and sharing what they discovered with everyone else)
  2. Prayer (for each other and for the mission of our church)
  3. Care (Homegroups are our primary support network for our church members)
  4. Fun (outings / socials / dinner or something ‘fun’, usually 3-4 times a year per group)

What is REAP?

REAP is a method of reading the Bible designed to make reading the Bible easy as a part of everyday life. Using a REAP journal (provided when you join a homegroup), there are four steps:

  1. READ: Read the day’s passage, and record the key verse. This is the verse that stands out the most to you.
  2. EXPLORE: Explore the text and summarise the passages surrounding the verse you have written down.
  3. APPLY: Apply what you have learnt. Record your answer to this question: ‘How will I be different today because of what I have just read?’
  4. PRAY: Write out a prayer in light of what you have read, and pray for it! When you take the time to slow down and read with a receptive heart, the word of God will produce fruit in you (Mark 3:20), and the Lord will give you words of encouragement, direction and correction (2 Timothy 3:16).

 

When do your Homegroups meet?

  • Group Leader: Kevin Chan
  • Group Type: Young Adults
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Group Leader: Kristina Fernandez
  • Group Type: Women
  • Time: 7:45pm
  • Group Leader: Mitch Hamilton
  • Group Type: Young Adults
  • Time: 7pm
  • Group Leader: Nick Hadges
  • Group Type: Men & Women
  • Time: 8pm
  • Group Leader: Michael Joukhadar
  • Group Type: Men & Women
  • Time: 8pm
  • Group Leader: Lindy Hadges
  • Group Type: Women
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Group Leader: Arturo Fernandez
  • Group Type: Men
  • Time: 8pm
  • Group Leader: Natalie Chan
  • Group Type: Mums, Bubs & Women
  • Time: 10am
  • Group Leader: Mitch Hamilton
  • Group Type: Young Adults
  • Time: 6pm

How can I join a group?

Contact a member of staff who will be best able to place you in a group and let you know the details.

Club 54

Club 54 will be launching in mid-2018. 

What is it? Who is it for? All these details will be revealed soon…

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