Our churches are more than what happens on a Sunday.
We’re more of a community than just a series of events.
This is some of what’s on during the week.
Being a Christian and following Jesus is more than just a Sunday thing, and so the life of our churches extends beyond Sunday. One of the many activities that go on during the week are what we call small groups, or bible studies, or growth groups.
Each of these groups typically runs somewhere from 1 – 2hrs, depending on the group. Most of them meet in homes, though groups sometimes meet in public places like McDonalds, or at one of our church buildings.
Usually there is some time dedicated to socialising, some time to praying for one another, and some time to studying a passage from the Bible.
Kids and Youth
At Rosemeadow-Appin Anglican Churches we think that following Jesus isn’t just for adults, but that children and teenagers can come to a genuine faith as well. And so we want to run excellent programs that help children and teenagers explore the Christian faith in a safe and age appropriate way. We have a number of programs that run on a Sunday and during the week:
Our Youth Group, for teenagers from Yr7 – Yr12, runs on Thursday afternoon from 4:30pm – 6pm during school terms at Rosemeadow Anglican Church.
Teenagers often start arriving from 4:15pm. During the program, we play some group games, play a game to help us learn a verse from the Bible, spend some time sharing about our own Christian lives and praying, and then spend 30-40min discussing a passage from the Bible. It’s both fun and helps teenagers learn what it means to be a Christian.
Sunday Kids runs at both Rosemeadow Anglican Church each Sunday during the school term for children up to Year 6.
During church, about 1/3 of the way into the service, children are welcome to come to the front to listen to a bible story and pray together. This is followed by a children’s song and they are given activity pack to use during the service.
We want kids and youth to be able to learn about the Christian faith and following Jesus Christ in a safe environment, and so take child protection (or safe ministry) very seriously. All of our leaders are required to complete a safe ministry course every three years. We are also compliant with legislation around Working with Children Checks and a Safe Ministry Check. Beyond following legislation, we also actively ensure that we’re creating a safe place for kids to learn & grow.
You can find more about Safe Ministry in Anglican Churches in Sydney here.