Junior Church

We value our young people as a central part of our church family at Gorleston Baptist Church and feel that teaching God’s Word to our younger generation a huge privilege. We are blessed to have a team of leaders who have a heart for children’s ministry and who want to teach our children to be young warriors in God’s army.

Junior Church takes place during our Sunday morning service which begins at 10:30am. We have a time of worship together as a church before the children and young people leave for their groups. We also have a regular all-age service held every other month so that we can spend time together as part of our church family.

We want to keep our young people safe at GBC, we have a registration form to completeon your first visit with contact info etc. Children under high school age can be collected from their classes after the main service had finished.

Little Sparks is a group for the under 5’s where we use song and play to learn about Jesus in a safe and fun environment. We promote healthy eating and offer water with healthy snacks such as fruit, bread sticks and cheese. We have a sit down time called ‘time with Jesus’ where we pray and hear about Jesus through a short message or fun interactive story. Little Sparks is a great way for the children to build friendships and begin the exciting journey of following Jesus.

Blaze is for our ‘tween-agers’ and young people of high school age. Again we use music to learn about Jesus and also through crafts, drama, games and other activities with the Bible at the very heart of our teaching. In this way our young people are able to apply what they have learned in their everyday lives and to carry that with them into school or wherever they might go. We have lots of fun in Blaze where friendships are forged in a safe space and where we delve deeper in our relationship with God and explore our identity in Christ. We hope to inspire and teach our young people to be trail blazers and radical disciples of Jesus. We are currently following curriculum by Scripture Union.

We encourage the children to pray and worship together. Also to respect and care for one another as God cares for them. Our desire is to gently bring our children to faith in Jesus Christ in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

We want the children to know that they are valued individuals and are such a vitally important part of the church family!

For more Junior Church information please contact Gorleston Baptist Church