While the main thrust of our church life will be experienced within the context of our Missional Community Groups, we also have a number of specialist, or targeted ministries that operate each week, usually during school terms. These ministries may take the form of a weekly group activity or event, a one-off teaching class or seminar, or in the case of Biblical Counselling, an individual meeting with one of our Pastors or their wives.
Springfield has a large and growing population of young families. Accordingly, many of our specialist ministries are focussed on supporting and encouraging families to know and follow Jesus.
We love children and we love to strengthen families. Our desire is to provide excellent, gospel-centered service to your family. Here are some of our goals:
1. We want you to feel at ease about your children while you experience the weekly worship services. All of our Disciples Church volunteers and leaders are screened via background checks, and have been trained in ChildSafe risk management. They have a passion to help your kids learn more about who Jesus is and how to live according to God’s word.
2. We want your kids to enjoy coming to church. Whether an infant or a youth in grade 12, we seek to provide environments that enhance the church experience for every age group. We expect our High Schoolers to remain in our services, and we seek to make that experience relevant and meaningful for them. During the sermon time, primary aged children are invited to attend Promise Kingdom. At Promise Kingdom, the children will be led through times of music, Bible stories, illustrations with practical applications - all based on the Gospel.
3. We want to equip you as a parent to be the spiritual leader for your kids. As you experience discipleship in our Missional Community Groups, we hope you will be equipped to disciple your teenagers into mature adults. For primary aged children, we have designed our Promise Kingdom cirriculum so that it might synchronise with family devotions at home using the God's Story material available at the DC Bookstall. From time to time, we also offer parenting classes.
If you have any concerns, questions, or comments regarding Disciples Church’s children’s and youth ministries, we would love to be of service to you. Please know that the door is always open, regardless of the issue, when it comes to helping you become a better parent. If we can be of service to you, please email Fiona Gardiner (Playgroup), Hayden Bridgeman (Children) or Amy Machin (Youth) or contact any of our Pastors.