Children and young people are very important at Newlife. We love the noise and messiness that comes with having lots of children and young people as part of our church. We aim to strike a balance to ensure that children, young people and adults feel like they are all part of the same church, while recognising that the needs of each are different. Therefore, on Sunday mornings we stay together during the worship, then the children (under 11s) and young people (School Years 6-8) have their own programme. This includes plenty of fun and interactive activities to help them learn about God, His story, and what that all has to do with them.
The older young people (School Year 9 and above) stay in the main service – although sometimes, if the teaching includes discussion groups, they’ll break off into their own group. We have additional programmes for them during the week, including a Sunday evening youth bible study.
We take the well-being and safety of children and young people seriously. Our children’s and youth group leaders have all completed a DBS check. For a full copy of our Child Protection Policy, please get in touch with Caroline or our Child Protection Officer Peggie.