Re:Hope is a great church for families! During our morning service, children are welcome to join one of our kids programs, giving parents and guardians space to worship God and focus on the service. 0-4 year olds meet downstairs in the crèche, with separate streams for 0-2 year olds and 3-4 year olds. 5-12 year olds meet upstairs for wee:hope, a children’s version of our main service. Teenagers join in with our main service and can also attend Regenerate which runs on a Friday night for those in school years S1 to S6.
If you’d like your children to join in, just drop them off at the appropriate room a few minutes before the service begins, and then collect them after the end. In the interests of security we also lock the side entrance just after the service begins – if you’re running late, please use the main door. We also ask that you sign your children in and out using the sheet provided so that we can keep track for their safety.
Our crèche room has many toys and facilities for children of ages 0-4. We have nappy-changing facilities and a quiet area for babies, with a larger main area for our pre-school program. The group is split by age so that babies can receive the care they require whilst the slightly older children enjoy craft, games, story and music.
This year we are covering some of the better known people of the Bible like Noah, Moses and David, through stories, songs and crafts. We have a variety of activities to keep children entertained as well as allowing them to learn through activity.
- Free play
- Home time
The crèche team is lead by Jamie, 27. On weekdays she is a speech and language therapist who works with babies and children with complex additional needs, so she has lots of experience with young children. Jamie loves working with tiny people and watching them grow and develop. Within church kids work she believes kids should be loved, valued and cared for. She aims to see them loving God, learning about Him and worshipping him from a young age.
All volunteers are disclosed under the PVG scheme, provide references, are trusted within the church and have experience working with children. We have safety gates and appropriate toys within a safe environment.
The 5-12 year old children get to experience wee:Hope, which teaches biblical truths in a captivating and fun way - your kids will love it. We want to see children become disciples of Jesus, just like we do adults. Your kids will beg you to come back to church and you will notice they are actually learning great stuff. Hope to see you soon!
Our curriculum is developed to demonstrate our shared values with the main body of Re:Hope. Our desire is that the kids in our care grow a deep passion for God’s word and pray big, faith filled prayers. At wee:hope kids can see that the Bible is alive and exciting and that the same God who does amazing things in these stories is still the God we have today and He still hears and answers prayer. Crooksy plans and teaches the curriculum at wee:hope to cover the Old and New Testaments to give the kids a broad and deep foundation in their Biblical knowledge.
Currently wee:hope is looking at the book of Esther, focusing on how God rules over everything.
At wee:hope our structure reflects that of the main body of the church:
- Share time
- Story/ Teaching
- Worship & prayer
Crooksy is the Kids Pastor at Re:Hope. He is 29 years old and from Belfast, but has been living in Glasgow at worshiping at Re:Hope since 2009. Crooksy brings his passion for teaching the Word to kids and his professional skills as a primary school teacher to make sure kids learn from the Bible and enjoy coming to church. Crooksy is married to Jamie (who leads the crèche) and loves black clothes and Man Utd.
Safety & Security
We take children’s safety seriously in our program, and so we are very selective about who works with our children. All members of the wee:hope team are disclosed members of the PVG Scheme and follow our policy for child protection. They are all actively involved in the heart of the church through regularly joining with the church to pray and are part of our discipleship process and engaged with the Word through Bible read through groups.