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Our children’s ministries are about equipping the next generation with the knowledge and love of Jesus. From age appropriate games, stories and craft it’s our desire to see Children love Jesus and make Him look good in their home and school.

Playgroup

Playgroup is an informal but loosely structured time in which children and their parents can meet together in a friendly safe environment to play and socialise. The activities offered by Playgroup are varied and alternated each week in order to encourage children to choose, explore their environment and learn at their own pace. The activities will allow the children to foster every aspect of their development including fine and gross motor activities, cognitive and social skills.

Playgroup is affiliated with the Playgroup Association of South Australia and run by volunteers who are members of church@paravista. We trust that you and your child/children enjoy your time with us and make many new friends.

  • Contact: Michelle Deards
  • Ages: New Born – 4 Years
  • Time: Wednesday’s 9:30AM – 11:30AM
  • Where: Room A

Sams Sunday School

For new born children to Year 6 to interact together through games, singing, crafts and activities. Sams provides a fun and safe environment using stories, puppets, and activities, for children to learn about Christian principles and how Jesus loves them. Sam’s runs at the same time as the 10AM church service each week of the school term.

During the school holidays we encourage parents to bring them children into the church service so they can learn, participate, ask questions and worship with you. There are chilren friendly packs available during this time to help assist families in this way.

  • Contact: Claire Sheeky
  • Ages: New Born – Year 6
  • Time: Sunday’s 10AM – 11:30AM
  • Where: Upstairs at church

Youth

Our Youth Ministries are all about supporting and equipping the parents and teenagers as they transition from children to adults. It’s tough, it’s hard and it can be increadibly rewarding. The teenage years can set the course for the rest of your life and we belive that a life aimed at Jesus is never wasted and never regretted.

Our main youth event happens Friday nights and consist of 2 key programs, YUK and Moxies. We also encourage youth and their families to attend either our morning service at 10am or 6pm. There is great joy in seeing generations gather together under the name of Jesus for worship and teaching.

YUK

YUK is the youth group from church@paravista for young people in grade 7 and above who meet together every Friday night of the school term for different activities, games, camps, out-nights, adventures and crazy challenges. All of our events start and finish from the church, even if we go out, and cost $6 or $7 to attend. For nights that we do go out you’ll need to register your place so we have enough transport for you.

Moxies

The high school years are vital in training young people to be disciples of Jesus. Each week at YUK we have a short, relevant devotion that challenges the youth to think about Jesus and what life is like living for Him and with Him. Moxies furthers this by digging deep into what life with Jesus is like and how we can live to honour and glorify God. It’s our desire to see youth loving Jesus and devoted to glorifying God through reading the Bible, prayer, community, sharing their faith and doing life together. At Moxies small groups of guys and girls meet together as we seek to encourage and learn more about Jesus and how life is meant to glorifying Him.

Junior Youth

Meeting on the third Sunday of the month during the 10am sermon is a small group for all youth in years 7-9. Have a snack, unpack the Bible and learn how to apply it to your life.

You can download a individual or small group study guide called 20 Basic Beliefs, which is aimed at youth from years 7 and up by heading to churchatpv.org.au/20-basic-beliefs

  • Contact: Youth Pastor, Luke Dahlenburg
  • Ages: Youth Years 7 and above
  • YUK: Friday’s of the school term 7 or 7:30pm – 10pm
  • Moxies: Friday’s of the school term 5:30pm – 6:45pm
  • Where: Church
  • Web: www.yuk.com.au