SHINE is our ministry for the children of Glenridge church. It is a dynamic, fun and inter-active time during our 9am morning meeting. After worshipping with their parents the children move across to their venues to be empowered for Kingdom living. SHINE Kids’ are taught the Word of God and encounter the Holy Spirit with age appropriate lessons, activities and crafts. Our heart is to bring heaven to earth by being a family community revealing the love of Jesus and His grace.
SHINE 1 is an environment for 18 to 36 month year olds. It is our heart to make the children feel safe, loved and excited about Jesus through movement, songs, arts and crafts and fun activities. This is a powerful stage in their young lives for building toward saving faith. 2 Timothy 3:15 says, “How from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
SHINE 2 is an environment for 3 to 5 year olds. It is our heart to share the gospel of the Kingdom with big stories of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. It is a lively and exciting time filled with dance movement, worship songs, puppet shows and creative stories. Age appropriate small groups then follow, where lessons precede a craft time. We help the children to really understand that Jesus loves them, created them and is their best friend.
SHINE 3 is an environment for the Grade R to Grade 4’s – our 6 to 9 year olds. It is our heart for the kids to experience and know Jesus in a real, deep and personal relationship, and for the children to be loved by God and to engage with exercising their faith by loving others. A lot of energy and interaction takes place in these groups with the lessons being shared in age and gender appropriate groups.
SHINE 4 is our group for tweens from Grades 5-7. Our heart is to empower these children through the Word of God, getting them to apply their faith to real life circumstances and issues they are facing and for them to be knitted into community. Strong relationships that reinforce their identity in Christ and help them understand their destiny and spiritual gifting from God are forged. This is done by fun interactive ice-breakers, lots of relevant and out-of-box questions, prayer, worship songs, socializing, making friends and enjoying fun activities.
LEADERS: Roy and Meghan Hockey
ADMINISTRATOR: Lynette Henderson
When & Where
DATE: Every Sunday Morning
TIME: After Worship
AGES: Please see age groups above