Nelson Bay Baptist

"Offering Hope - Sharing Jesus" 

FOR KIDS

Playtime

Lighthouse Baptist Church Playtime meets every Tuesday mornings from 10am ti;l 12 noon. It is a voluntarily run playgroup where pre-schoolers and their parents/carers interact with each other as they sing, do craft and generally have fun. A yearly registration fee applies together with a weekly contribution of $3 per family. Bring a snack or some fruit for shared morning tea. Drinks are supplied. Lighthouse Baptist Church Playtime aims to support parents/carers in the task of raising children in a positive, supportive and happy environment.

B.L.A.S.T. Kids - Bible Learning and Sharing Together

BLAST is our kids church program which runs during the morning service for school age children. BLAST is a stack of fun and engages kids in God’s word, how to grow their faith and gain an understanding of who God is, and  aims to teach children how to live as a Christ follower in their everyday lives.  This program involves singing, games, stories, craft and other bible related activities.  Kids Church happens on Sunday mornings during school term times, commencing approximately 20 minutes into the church service.  During school holidays, supervised craft and other quiet activities are offered.


Note: Blast is currently on pause during COVID-19. In is place we are holding a Lighthouse families service once every 3 weeks. For more information see Lighthouse Families Service.




Rainbows

Children in pre-school are welcome to join in this program during our Sunday morning service. We have a special rainbows room run by dedicated helpers who run a programme that teaches Bible stories and songs allowing  parents  and carers the freedom to enjoy the service. 


Note: Our Rainbows program is currently on pause during COVID-19. In is place we are holding a Lighthouse families service once every 3 weeks. For more information see Lighthouse Families Service. 

Creche

We also provide a creche room in our hall for parents and carers of babies and toddlers to use during the morning service.

Path Finders - Youth

Our Youth program is run every Friday night from 6:30 - 8 pm every 2nd Friday in School Term. For Youth ages 9-15, its a night of worship, fun, fellowship and sharing dinner together. Cost is $2 per child.


For more info see Teens

Creating safe spaces


At Lighthouse Baptist Church we are committed to creating safe spaces for children and vulnerable people. All our child related volunteers have working with Children’s Checks and have completed have training courses on creating safe spaces. Sadly, in recently years there have been numerous examples where churches and other organisations failed to do this. We are deeply saddened by these occurrences. The instances of past failures help remind us of the importance of standard and process to create safe environments for Children and other vulnerable people.