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Aims

Our aim is to create a safe and happy atmosphere where children can learn about Jesus and the Bible. We trust that, by God’s grace, it will help to bring them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

We aim to:

  • Encourage every child to come to a point where they make a decision to have a relationship with Jesus
  • Encourage prayer and Bible reading, as part of their everyday lives
  • See children who enjoy coming to church

Leaders and the team

Shakers is overseen by Bridget Jones. There are currently 7 leaders working on a rota system, plus helpers. All Shakers workers are committed Christians in regular membership of this church and subject to the oversight of the church leadership. They do an excellent job and have a passion for all of the children to know Jesus.

All workers have been checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service and work in accordance with our Child Protection Policy.

Shakers sessions

Each session of Shakers includes:

Switch on – Welcome to everyone, especially new children.

Into the Bible – The main Bible story is taught.

Living the life – The Bible story is related to the children’s everyday lives. This sometimes includes a craft activity or game. We use many different ways of helping the children remember the biblical truths being taught.

Prayer time  – Each week the children pray for a church leader, a missionary and a child from the group. Prayers are offered for these people and any other needs the children may bring for prayer.

Your story – This is an opportunity for the children to share any answers to prayer they have had during the week.

Memory verse – Each child will take home a card with the memory verse for the month, related to the story taught in Shakers that day. The children will be able to learn the verse during the month. It is our hope that scripture learnt at an early age will remain with the children into their adult life.

Teaching material

The teaching material we use is Scripture Union Lightlife. We have found it to be of a very high standard, with a strong biblical base, and an excellent emphasis on prayer.