There is so much fun to be had at Rise Kids! Every week, our leaders pour into the next generation, raising up world-changers who love God and his house! We want to take this opportunity to welcome you and tell you a little bit about Rise Kids. It can be daunting to trust new people with your child, so we’ve prepared some information to ease those nerves.
Jess Petersen and Lisa Collins are the Kids Leaders for babies and pre-school aged children. Jess is a mid-wife and is currently studying a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Lisa is a cutting-edge mum to an incredible five-year-old. Together, they've led the Juniors age group for 4+ years and they both have a heart for loving children and introducing them to Jesus.
Nathan and Abbie Watkins are the Kids Leaders in our Primary program for school aged children. They both carry a Bachelor of Education and Cert IV in Youth Work. Their combined experience in education, chaplaincy and ministry help to create an inclusive environment where all kids are unconditionally cared for, believed in and championed.
We have Sunday morning programs for children from when they are babies until they are twelve. Each program is aimed to grow your child spiritually, as they engage in worship and learn together. Each term often focuses on one big idea or theme. Our primary aged program separates for age appropriate teaching.
Each week we ask parents and guardians to sign their kids in at our desk in the foyer, so we can keep them safe and secure. This is also a good time to catch up with the leaders and ask questions. After the service they will be waiting upstairs in the kids space for pick-up. All children are welcome to invite friends along, but it's still important to sign them in.
Clean, safe and secure
We are devoted to keeping our kids spaces clean, safe and secure. Child safety is a number one priority for us so we expect all leaders over 18 to get Police Checked and complete mandatory Safer Churches training. For this reason, we ask that if your child is sick please reconsider signing them in.
If your toddler needs to go to the toilet, we will contact you by displaying your child’s unique code on the main auditorium screen during the service. This code is issued to you when you drop your child off in our juniors and toddlers programs.
Snacks And Alergies
Please communicate any food allergies to the leaders as you drop your preschool-aged children off. For school-aged kids, the program only goes for 1 hour and 15 minutes, so we don’t supply snacks. We would ask that your child eats before they arrive. Water is freely available in all programs. If your child has any additional needs, please let us know and we will do our best to meet your requests.