Children & Youth

Our passion is to nurture, connect with, encourage, equip and learn from young people as they live a life following Jesus.

We do this by resourcing and training leaders in congregations, presbyteries and the wider Church and providing a range of ministries and programs led by people who care.

Children and youth are often thought of as the “church of tomorrow” but we believe they are the church of NOW. 

Below are some of the children and youth focused activities and empower your child or teenager in their adventure of knowing God. 

We believe in the local church and most, if not all, of our activities are centred in local congregations.

Children’s Programs and Events

Our Find-a-Church page will help you find congregations near you with children’s programs, including play groups.

Youth and Young Adult Programs and Events

Our churches run a range of groups for youth and young adults.  Our Find-a-Church page will help you find congregations near you who have programs focused on youth and young adults.

Jump and Jive

Let’s Jump & Jive – a music & movement program for pre-school age children and their carers. Search our Find-a-Church database for congregations who run Jump and Jive programs…

Messy Church

Messy Church is an all ages style of worship involving hands-on creative experiences, a celebration and the sharing of a meal. Kids love it. So do grown-ups. Even teenagers think its cool!

Find  out more about the Messy Church movement or search our Find-a-Church database for congregations that run Messy Church programs.


Playgroups are a great way for children who are not in school yet, and their carers, to make friends and spend quality time with other carers and kids. Our churches love serving our community by hosting playgroups.
Search our Find-a-Church database for congregations who run Playgroups

Safe Church

As a community of faith, we are committed to providing safe environments for all people particularly children, youth and other vulnerable people. Children are gifts from God to be received, welcomed and cared for responsibly and justly. Read more about our Culture of Safety

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