Children and Youth

Children and young people are important to us. We aim to create an environment which is safe, fun and nurtures their relationships with each other and Jesus. We want to see them reach their potential and be part of unlocking their destiny.

Children and Youth

Connect with Jesus

At Gateway Vineyard we believe children and young people are loved and valued by God. We meet together every Sunday morning and in different ways within the week. Our vision is that they would know who God has made them to be and to connect with Jesus as their friend and King as they grow up. Becci Bell is our Kids Pastor and Lauren Fearn is our Youth Pastor, leading teams of volunteers across the sites.

 

Reporting a concern

As a church, we prioritise safeguarding, not just as a legal requirement, but as an extension of the value Jesus placed on caring for children (Matthew 18) and vulnerable adults. We have a team approach, including a safeguarding lead, deputies, administrators and a named Trustee who oversee the safer recruitment and training of all staff and volunteers working with children, young people and vulnerable adults, as well as the management of safeguarding across our sites and groups, according to our safeguarding policy.

If you have a safeguarding concern, even if you’re not sure whether to report it, our Safeguarding Team would like to hear from you.

Children and Youth

Sunday Morning Groups

Kids – We have a children’s programme called Planet Kids for children in primary and pre-school ages at both of our Sunday morning sites.

Youth – Sunday mornings the youth meet in the youth rooms at both Central and the Chapel sites. We catch up on our weeks, learn from the Bible and pray together. 

Children and Youth

Groups that meet during the week

 

Youth – we run youth sessions for all high school ages throughout the term, meeting at our Chapel site in Hellesdon or elsewhere for activity evenings. The dates for this term are 19th April, 7th June, 21 st June.

We also take our group to the Friday Youth for Christ Encounter evenings run at the Citygates Centre in Norwich and will be there, 7.30-9.30pm on 17th May and 12th July

This term we’re excited to launch two youth Life Groups, for Yrs 7-9 and Yrs 10-12. The Life Groups are monthly and you can find all the details and sign up on the Life Group page of the website.

If you’d like to know more, or to come along to any of our youth activities then you can email anna@gatewayvineyard.church.

 

POLOs (Parents of Little Ones) – Tuesdays 10.00 to 11.30am (during term time) at the Chapel. A place to bring your 0-5s to play white a whole host of toys so you can meet other parents, eat cake, have a hot drink and chat!

Girls’ Life Group – for any girls in school years 4, 5 & 6, ‘Daughters of the King’ meets one Saturday a month at The Chapel, from 10.00am to 11.30am. Upcoming dates:

27th April
25th May
22nd June

For more information, please email becci@gatewayvineyard.church