Nelson Bay Baptist
Church Playtime meets every Tuesday mornings from 10am til 12
noon. It is a voluntarily run playgroup where pre-schoolers and their
parents/carers interact with each other as they sing, do craft and generally have
fun. A yearly registration fee applies together with a weekly contribution of
$3 per family. Bring a snack or some fruit for shared morning tea. Drinks are
supplied. Nelson Bay Baptist Playtime aims to support parents/carers in the
task of raising children in a positive, supportive and happy environment.
B.L.A.S.T. Kids - Bible Learning and Sharing Together
BLAST is our kids church program which runs during the morning service for school age children. BLAST is a stack of fun and engages kids in God’s word, how to grow their faith and gain an understanding of who God is, and aims to teach children how to live as a Christ follower in their everyday lives. This program involves singing, games, stories, craft and other bible related activities. Kids Church happens on Sunday mornings during school term times, commencing approximately 20 minutes into the church service. During school holidays, supervised craft and other quiet activities are offered.
Children in pre-school are welcome to join in this program during our Sunday morning service. We have a special rainbows room run by dedicated helpers who run a programme that teaches Bible stories and songs allowing parents and carers the freedom to enjoy the service.
We also provide a creche room in our hall for parents and carers of babies and toddlers to use during the morning service.
Path Finders - Youth
Our Youth program is run every Friday night from 6 - 8 pm in School Term. For Youth ages 9-15, its a night of worship, fun, fellowship and sharing dinner together. Cost is $3 per child.
Creating safe spaces
At Nelson Bay Baptist Church we are committed to creating safe spaces for children and vulnerable people. All our child related volunteers have working with Children’s Checks and have completed have training courses on creating safe spaces. Sadly, in recently years there have been numerous examples where churches and other organisations failed to do this. We are deeply saddened by these occurrences. The instances of past failures help remind us of the importance of standard and process to create safe environments for Children and other vulnerable people.