The Changing face of Junior Church - Looking to Post Covid - The Hub

May 2021 -
Before Covid our Junior Church Looked something like this...

But our plan in the future is for it to look like this...

We have Plans for Junior Church: "The Hub" !

The idea:
each week stations will be set up in the hall
with different activities available.
The activities:
Brick Church - lots of hands on building fun
Sweaty Church – physical, fun activities using games and sport
Muddy Church – exploring the beauty of outdoors
Reflective Story Play Church – a quiet and reflective space

The plan is that activities will be related to a theme for the day and the children (plus the grown ups) will select which activities they wish to take part in.

Our aim is for  snacks and drinks available through the morning for children and adults to enjoy.

As part of the plan we are looking for, ‘The Hub’ join in All Age Worship with the larger church family as we seek God together in a different style of worship.

 

Background to ‘The Hub’ -
Emma Jacklin, the Junior Church co-coordinator, speaks about the vision...
During Lockdown I have been praying and listening to God about the future of Junior Church. God has spoken very clearly to me about the need for change and for reaching out to our local community through a variety of activities. During the early hours of the morning, I got a deep sense that a logo had to be designed. I am not the best at art so this idea was definitely NOT in my comfort zone and was not from me. I put pen to paper and The Hub was designed. The circle in the middle represents Jesus. Jesus should be the centre of all we do. From the centre, the lines represent the different activities that take place within our church, like the spokes of a wheel. By coming along to the activities, we journey together to reach the centre. It doesn’t matter which path you take but we can all be united in and by the central hub of Jesus. Our mission statement is incorporated into the logo as I believe children and young people are very much part of the church being ‘A safe place’, ‘A transforming place’ and ‘A sending out place’. All youngsters and their families should feel safe, be transformed and then be sent out to share the good news of Jesus with others.
As you would expect, all those who work with children and young people in our crèche and Junior Church are DBS checked and we work within strict safeguarding guidelines.

But while we wait...

Emma goes around all the young people who were with us before Covid with art packs once a month walking or cycling a 7 mile trip around Grantham each time !