Every sunday we will invite children, after the introduction in church, to join Children’s Church.
We will start together in the big room, with babies, toddlers, junior and senior kids.
We start out with praying and worship. It is good to learn from eachother, no matter how young you are.
Since most/all of the children speak Dutch (international children go, most often, to a Dutch elementary school), Dutch will be our commonly used language. The material this year will be in Dutch as well. If English speaking children will join us, we can and will easily translate
Toddlers group (2-3 years)
After prayer and worship the babies and toddlers will go to their room. It is time for story telling and afterwards playing togheter. A leader and assistent will be with this group.
Junior Children's Church (4 to 7 years)
The junior kids will go their own room. This coming season Suzette, Oghogho, Charise and Mathil will take care of the junior kids. This group is a big group since some young kids will come to this group.
We are going to work with the same theme as the adult church. We start with the bible stories from the Old Testament about Abraham and follow with activities conform the subject.
Senior Children Church (8 to 12 years)
The senior kids will go to their own room. This coming season Freek, Jubin, Esther and Mathil will take care of the senior group. This group is small but very precious. Our senior kids have a basic bible knowledge but also a lot of pratical questions. So we want to focus more on their level.
We searched for teachingmaterials and found a book for family evenings from ‘Focus on the Family’. The lessons are based on an activity which creates an experience. This experience will be translated to a bible text and a lesson they can use in their daily life. To make it stay inline with the junior group, we try to find a lesson which fits with the theme of the sermon.
After each theme (around 12 weeks) we have a short presentation in church.
The children at IBC are encouraged to attend the Christian Bible Summer Camp (Good News Bible Camp) and IKEG weekend camps. (www.gnbk.nl)
For the summer of 2015, IBC Eindhoven will support parents again to send their children to these bible camps and enroll them already in February/March.
For Christmas we baked cookies and cupcakes for the volunteers who work and parents who stay at the Ronald McDonald house in Veldhoven. They were greatly appreciated.
In spring we will have another outreachprogram for the Ronald McDonaldhouse.