Being a parent, especially a new parent, is a fascinating and challenging journey. It is full of rich rewards as well as extraordinary demands. At Disciples Church, our aim is to help parents in their God-given task of raising their children to know and trust in Jesus. The key support happens within our Missional Community Groups, and we also have the following specific ministry initiatives.
It's often very beneficial to share the pre-school season with others, particularly some experienced mums who've been down the same road and have some wisdom to offer. It's also good to spend time with other parents of young children so that the challenges and the joys of the journey can be shared together.
Every Thursday morning during school terms our DC Playgroup meets from 9am at the DC building in Spring Lake Village to share in the journey of parenting infants and young children. There are activities and play-time fun for the children, a short, helpful presentation, and a time for parents to catch-up over a cup of coffee.
Kids Club will be our weekly interactive program for children from Grades 3 to 6 and will involve a range of activities designed to be fun and entertaining for children whilst imparting a foundational understanding of God and the Gospel. Kids club has also been designed for the children of Disciples Church Springfield to become missional in their school communities. We aim to launch Kids Club in the second half of 2016.
You are very welcome to keep your small children with you during our corporate worship services. However, if you want to, you may check your pre-schoolers in to our Creche service during the sermon time of our services. Our volunteers will care for your kids with activities, games and stories, and then you may collect them immediately at the end of the service.
Promise Kingdom is the name for Disciples Church’s children’s ministry during the 10am and 5pm worship services. The words “promise” and “kingdom” speak of God’s kind plan to gather His people under His loving rule. The Gospel is the fulfillment of God’s promises and is offered to all of us and our children. It is our goal that every child who participates in our ministry grows to have an accurate understanding of the Gospel, and to know where they stand in reference to the Gospel. We offer classes for children from Prep through to grade six. Our PK Team is composed of members of our church, who serve on a voluntary basis.
We believe that the simple message that Jesus died for our sins can and should be taught, even to our youngest children. A primary way we do this is by using the curriculum called God’s Story. God’s Story walks through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, relating every story of the Bible to the big, unstoppable story of God’s redemptive plan. All the children from Prep to sixth grade participate. In addition, we offer parents a five-day devotional guide called Get into the Story to take home and use during the following week. Beginning in Genesis, this three-year program announces the unfolding drama of God’s promise to put an end to the curse of sin and to restore his kingdom.
Your Child's Safety
Disciples Church uses the ChildSafe Risk Management system to ensure that our people and our activities are appropriate and approved. Security is a priority in all our ministry activities involving children. Children and parents are checked at the beginning and end of every session through an electronic identification system intended to ensure their safety.