Children under 5 are cared for during the sermon time in our Bible Tots crèche program, led by experienced childcare workers and parents. For those (babies) who prefer to sleep through the sermon, a designated “pram alley” with extra space and seats reserved for parents can be found at the back of the hall.
The safety and well-being of children in our care is very important to us. All people who work with children at Southside Bible Church are required to have a current ‘Working with Vulnerable People’ card, have completed a Safe Ministries training course and be committed partners at Southside Bible Church.
Bible Kids (BKs) is our active and fun program for children in kindergarten through to year 5. While their parents sit through the sermon, children in BKs learn about Jesus and what it means to trust and follow Him through various activities such as singing, games, drama, and craft.
Children join us in church until Café Time before being led out to BKs by our dedicated team of leaders who consistently model Christ-like love to the children.
Solid Rock is a Bible Study run for youth in years 6-10 during the sermon on Sunday mornings.
Youth are expected to join us for the first part of our celebration, and are encouraged to use their gifts to serve the Body of Christ. After Café Time, they meet together to do in-depth studies in God’s Word. Solid Rock aims to deepen the understanding that these young men and women have about Jesus and what it means to follow Him.
Illumin8 is our Friday night youth ministry for students in year 6 through to year 10. It’s a place where teens can ask the big questions of life, discover Jesus, make some great friends and have fun along the way.
Each Friday night we play games, share supper together, read the Bible and discuss what we have read in an attempt to better understand the character of God, the person of Jesus Christ, and ourselves. Each term we also have special events and recreational activities organised, and seek to refresh the youth in their school studies by creating a supportive, friendly and gospel-centred community.
The group is supervised by a team of Christian leaders who are intent on encouraging and teaching the youth each term through the words they speak and by their actions. All people who work with youth at Southside Bible Church are required to have a current ‘Working with Vulnerable People’ card and be committed partners at Southside Bible Church.
Illumin8 is a youth ministry of the Bible Churches in Canberra, bringing youth from all ages and from all areas of Canberra. We seek to welcome people without prejudice and share the love of Jesus without compromise. If you are a high school aged student we would love you to join us on Friday nights and get involved – you don’t even have to be part of Southside Church. If you have any questions, or wish to receive more information, please contact Rowan at email@example.com.
Our Statement of Commitment
on child safety
Children have a special place in God’s kingdom. Jesus says that whoever takes the lowly position of a child is the greatest in God’s kingdom. He also has the harshest words for those who cause little ones to stumble (Matt 18:6).
Southside Bible Church takes seriously the Bible’s mandate to be proactive in the welcoming, spiritual nurture, protection, safety and care of those in our ministries – both adults and children. We recognise that children and young people are a valued and important part of the church family but they are potentially vulnerable. We affirm their right to feel safe, listened to and respected at all times.
As part of our Child Safe Policy we commit to: – Ensuring all leaders and those who work with children sign a Partnership Agreement and Code of Conduct (except in exceptional and temporary circumstances)
– Ensuring all leaders are appropriately screened and have their background’s checked before appointment
– Ensuring leaders and team members are trained to promote the safety and well-being of children and young people
– Ensuring that policies and procedures are in place to handle disclosures, allegations of abuse and inappropriate behaviour
– Ensuring that all leaders receive ongoing support in performing their roles within Molonglo Bible Church
– Ensuring that Molonglo Bible Church provides safe environments for all activities involving children and young people