Super Jesus Club is the name for our events with children on Sunday mornings during Church. The children are with the adults for 15–20 minutes before moving to the Stable Rooms for their own exciting programme. We are in a constantly evolving state at the moment as we emerge from Covid, ensuring we are as safe as we can be whilst giving the children opportunities to be together.

Vision/Aims:

Overarching aim: to nurture and disciple children in their faith so that they come to know Jesus as their saviour, Lord and forever friend, giving their lives to serve him every day

  • to enable the children to have meaningful and memorable encounters with God (rather than considering them primarily as ‘vessels to be filled’ with knowledge about God)
  • to encourage the children to think about bible stories and scripture for themselves, asking questions and finding meaning, developing their own spiritual toolkit

What we do

SJ Club is the name for our events with children on Sunday mornings during the 10.45am church service.  We have a combination of times all together with the for singing, praising, birthdays and sharing what we have done, time in age groups for sharing the Bible story and time to choose from a variety of activities that suits the way that they wish to respond. We aim to enable the children to have meaningful and memorable encounters with God and to encourage the children to think about bible stories and scripture for themselves, asking questions and finding meaning, developing their own spiritual toolkit as we ride the Jesus trail together.

We regularly have a shorter session so that we can join in with communion, the meal that Jesus taught us to share together to remember him.

We welcome you to come along on any Sunday morning.  Why not give it a try?

SJ Club is led by Tim Blake and a team of experienced children’s workers who are checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service and receive ongoing training in their work.

Values and Expectations

  • Values over rules: We are here to meet with God, learn from each other, love each other as Jesus loves us: this is a special, sacred space’
  • 3 Values/Expectations:
    • Good listening: When an adult is talking, children are listening, not talking. When a child is talking, everyone is listening, not talking
    • What’s yours is yours – covers keeping hands & feet to yourself etc
    • Be kind and respectful
  • The children serve each other e.g. by doing jobs that rotate each week

St Andrew’s Seedlings (crèche, 0-3’s)

As we are rebuilding after lockdowns etc, the 0-3's co-exist with the Acorns and JIGSAW. Get in touch for full details of where we are at with this.

Acorns (3-4’s)

For Nursery and Reception children. The children enjoy acting out Bible stories, singing, playing and making. They are cared for by a variety of older and younger people who help them to see that a loving God made them and the world we live in. The Acorns team includes Rebecca Lent, Emily Ward and Rachel McKinley.

JIGSAW (Jesus is Great Super Awesome Wonderful) (5-6’s)

For Infants (school years 1&2). Led again by experienced children’s workers, our 5-7 year olds enjoy singing, acting, reading, making and much more as they begin to discover who Jesus is and that He wants to be their friend for ever.The JIGSAW team includes; Rachel McKinley, Emily Ward, Rebecca Lent and Tim Blake

K4J (Kid’s for Jesus) (7-9’s)

For children in school years 3 and 4. The children explore the truths of the Bible, and what this means for them, through games, discussion, drama, crafts and much more. The K4J team includes;  Rob McKinley, Tim Callington and Tim Blake

Strawberry Juice (9-11’s)

For children in school years 5 and 6. The children explore the truths of the Bible, and what this means for them, through games, discussion, drama, crafts and much more. The Strawberry Juice team includes;  Chris Cox, Tim Blake and Eileen Milner

Registration

If you are planning to be at SJ Club for the first time, please download, fill out and bring with you an SJ Club registration form: Children's Permission form