Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

Kids are valuable members of the Trinity Church Aldgate family. Our prayerful goal is to make and grow disciples of all ages. And we believe that God works just as powerfully in the hearts, minds and lives of children as he does in adults. Therefore we are committed to providing a fun, safe environment on Sunday mornings for kids to learn from God’s word and build relationships with one another. 

Our children’s programs run during our 9am gathering only. Kids participate for the first 20 or so minutes of the main service (which includes a kids talk) in the hall, and then go down with leaders to their separate programs in the adjacent ministry centre.

We run the following programs:

Crèche & Minis | From 6 months up to reception age

A typical morning will include craft, music plus a short video on a Bible passage. We use teaching material from the Gospel Project, which covers the Bible over three years in an age-appropriate format. 

Kids Church | Years 1-6

At Kids church, children will play games, hear from the Bible, watch a short video and learn memory verses. We use teaching material from the Gospel Project, which covers the Bible over three years in an age-appropriate format.

Our children’s ministries run throughout school terms and some weeks of the school holidays. Activity packs are provided for younger children on the other weeks. On some weeks – such as Christmas and Easter – we run all-age services with shorter talks particularly aimed at including children. 

REGISTRATION

To register your children for our programs, you can access our online form here. If your child has a high-risk allergy or medical condition, we recommend that you fill in this form as well, to make sure that our leaders have all relevant information in the event of a medical episode.

Any children not registered for our programs will need to be signed in on the day by a parent or guardian, in order to participate.

SAFE MINISTRY COMMITMENT

In all ministries to children and youth at Trinity Church Aldgate, every adult leader and helper has undergone safe ministry clearance and child safe training outlined by the Adelaide Anglican Diocese and State Government. This includes undergoing child safe environments training and safe church communities training. All teenage helpers work under the supervision of experienced adult leaders, and those aged 14-17 years are also required to be approved by the Diocese.

Please do not hesitate to talk to the leaders if you have any questions about our child protection policies. For more information about the Adelaide Anglican Diocese safe ministry procedures, or to begin the process of approval to work in children’s ministry areas, visit the Diocese safe ministry website here.

COVID-SAFETY

We have a COVID-safe plan in place for the ministry centre (including maximum allowable attendance numbers), and clean all commonly touched surfaces. 

For any questions regarding our children’s programs, please email the office at aldgate@trinity.church.