“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”

Psalms 127:3-5

 At Ealing Christian Centre children are an important and valued part of the church family. It is our privilege to be involved in inspiring and transforming many young children’s lives.

Children love to have fun, so we seek to create a vibrant, fun-filled and stimulating atmosphere. As they explore they discover friendships, faith and biblical principles.

We want to fill children’s inquisitive years with discovery, after discovery about God. We pray that each child would learn and become a friend of Jesus.


Vision, Goals and Objectives

To support the parental role in developing;

  • Friend’s of God

Providing the opportunity through teaching and example for children to accept Jesus as their personal Saviour and promoting interaction with God in their everyday lives.

  • Disciples of God

Creating a vibrant, fun-filled and stimulating child orientated atmosphere within a Jesus-centred environment that encourages exploration and discovery of biblical foundations and principles, through practical application relevant to age and understanding, which prompts a response to ‘what does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?’

Witnesses

  • Encouraging the children to be a witness to their non-Christian peer group.

Key Goals and Objectives

  • To support/partner with parents to develop and minister to the children.
  • Providing the opportunity through teaching and example for children to accept Jesus as their personal Saviour.
  • Creating a vibrant, fun-filled and stimulating child oriented atmosphere within a Christ-centred environment.
  • Encouraging exploration the discovery of biblical foundations and principles which is age appropriate.
  • Encouraging the children to be a witness to their non-Christian peer group.
  • Equipping and activating the children’s faith into Servanthood.

Core Responsibilities

  • To seek to provide and model a child centered practice, engaging at a place of acceptance.
  • Interacting at an individual level with the children which portrays the heart of God.
  • To foster a team mentality demonstrating a servant heart that provides friendship and support towards your colleagues.
  • Being accountable to your leaders and supporting the vision, mission and strategy at E.CC.
  • To be aware of the Child Protection Policy and Health and Safety procedure in relation to issues arising, reporting areas of concerns to The Deputy Safeguarding Co-ordinator (Mr Akin Osuntoki) or Children’s Co-ordinator (Ernestina Charles-Obi) and being meticulous in recording all accidents.

Specific Responsibilities

  • To be diligent in your session preparation. Pray about your teaching sessions in advance.
  • Contact co-workers in advance to discuss your teaching sessions.
  • To be punctual in arriving between 8.30am for the 1st Service and 10.45am for the 2nd service.
  • To inform Children’s Ministry Team in advance if you can’t attend your teaching session.
  • To set up, prepare a stimulating environment that inspires creative learning.
  • Pray together as a team before the arrival of children.
  • To be conscientious in the clearing away of resources and equipment, returning all resources to their correct places.
  • To be committed and consistent in attendance of all required training and team meetings. It is our desire to support, develop and equip you.

Children's Events

Seasonal Programs and Activities

Children’s Worship Service

Every Last Sunday of each month, the children join together for worship, which follows the structure of an adult worship service but on a child’s level. Service begins at 9.30am for the 1st Service and 11.45am for the2nd service.

Other activities are the following:

Easter Presentation
Mother’s Day/Father’s Day Presentation
Half-Term Activities
Christmas Programs (Dance, Drama, Choir)
Kidz Alive Choir
Bible Quiz Games
Bible Drills

Sunday School

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Little Seekers             18 months to 3 years / Annex Room 1

Discoverers             4 years– 6 years old / Annex Room 2

Finders Group           7 years to 11 years old / Annex Room 3

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Creche              18 months – 3 years / Annex Room 1

Adventurers             4 years -5 years / Basement Room 3

Explorers                      6 years- 7 years old / Annex Room 2

Investigators & Pioneers         8 years to 11 years old / Annex Room 3

”Children’s

  • Every Last Sunday of each month

”Seasonal

  • Easter Presentation
  • Mother’s Day/Father’s Day Presentation
  • Half-Term Activities
  • Christmas Programs (Dance, Drama, Choir)
  • Kidz Alive Choir
  • Bible Quiz Games
  • Bible Drills

Appointment of Voluntary Children’s Ministry Teachers

Interested?

Those Interested in working within Children’s Ministries should be:

  • A committed Christian
  • Committed to ECC
  • Over 16 years of age

Application

For those Interested in working within Children’s Ministries will be asked to:

  • Complete an Application Form
  • Complete a Self Declaration Form

References, visits and Interview

In the present climate in society, as a church we must be open and transparent and so as a good Christian witness, therefore on receiving your application form we will:

  • Take up relevant references
  • Arrange for a DBS Check
  • Request an brief interview or discussion with you regarding your appointment
  • Schedule one or two visit dates to groups to ensure your suitable and correct placement within Children’s Ministries.

For various reasons we sometimes consider that an applicant is not suited for this particular ministry. If this is the case we will encourage you in an area where you are more suited. Ealing Christian Centre policy is that people who have been charged with or convicted of a criminal offence; or at present are subject of a criminal investigation that involves children and young people will not be allowed to work with children and young people.

Appointment

On appointment you will:

  • Receive a letter outlining the conditions of acceptance
  • Receive a Child Protection Policy
  • Receive a Voluntary Children’s Workers agreement outlining job description etc.
  • Be appointed with a probationary period of 3 Months.

It is recommended that all those volunteering are involved within Discipleship cell for personal discipleship and accountability.

Meet the Team

Overseeing Pastor (Pastor Mark King)
Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator (Ernestina Charles-Obi)
Creative Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator (Ann-Ko)

Supervisors

  • Sis Debbie Caton
  • Sis Sade Ajayi
  • Sis Angela Agu
  • Sis Evelyn Otunbade
  • Sis Charlene Morrison
  • Sis Fiona Awuah
  • Seni Ogunmilade
  • Ebenezer Tutu

Sunday School Teachers for each class.

Children Ministries Application Form