Kids and Youth at St James
We love Kids at St James and have programs for all ages.
Sunday Kids operate at both the 9am and 10.30am Sunday Church Services for preschool to year 6. The children start off in Church with their parents. A 3-5min Kids’ Spot occurs 10-15mins into the service. Children come to the front of the Church to listen. They then leave for Sunday Kids where they are lead by experienced Sunday Kids teachers. The vision for Sunday Kids is that the children will come to know, love and serve God as their Heavenly Father through Jesus his Son.
Friday Kids Clubs
Each Friday afternoon local children gather with their friends in the Church grounds to enjoy an hour and a half of fun filled games, craft and afternoon tea along with Bible stories and discussions. From time to time the older group has offsite activities things like Billy Karts in the park and Lazer Skirmish.
Croydon Summer Club
The next Summer Club is 11th-15th January, 2021. Details will be released closer to the time.
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We hope Youth will feel at home at St James
Our Friday Night Youth Group meets at 7:30pm during school term and is a mixture of high intensity games, chill out time and learning about the Christian Faith. It’s a group from high schools in the surrounding suburbs. We have lots of youth attend and the program is run by University Students and Young Workers who are keen to talk about their lives and faith. Each night we hope to clearly describe what Christians believe and to establish long lasting, deep relationships through our various activities.
Morning Youth (Yr 7-9)
Morning Youth is a Junior High Bible Study that runs at the same time as our morning services. The programs runs each Sunday of our School Term. Each morning we meet together after the opening bracket of the Church Service to hang out together, chat and study the Bible. Any high school in years 7-9 is welcome.
Senior High Growth Group (Yr 10-12)
The Senior High Growth Group meets each Sunday in School Term from 5:30-7pm. We have dinner together, study the Bible and then share in prayer time. After the group most members attend the Evening service which starts at 7pm. Anyone in high school, years 10-12, is welcome to join.
Each year we run a camp for our Youth Group. We travel to Port Hacking for the weekend where we spend time building deeper friendships and starting new ones. We also spend a significant time thinking about what it means to be a Christian in our daily lives. This camp is open to anyone in High School or who will be attending High School in the following year.
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Safe Ministry At St James
St James is committed to the highest standards of care and safety in our programmes for children and youth. All adult staff and volunteers in these programmes have a Working With Children Check as required by law. Additionally, they must also complete ‘Safe Ministry Training’ and have a refresher every 3 years. The church has a Safe Ministry Representative who monitors the currency and record-keeping for these accreditations.