Jesus made much of children and told us that we can learn a lot from them. At SBA we not only welcome children at church but also hope they will help us to shape what church looks like. We want children to have a belonging feeling, be listened to and have regular opportunities to help adults see things with a child like faith.
Children and youth are a big part of our life at Southern Beaches. We have developed a "pathways" model to help children get support to grow in their understanding of Jesus. We want our children and youth to grow into young leaders and look for good friendships that will help them through their walk with Christ. At the heart of the Gospel is the value of loving our children and bringing them up with a faith that will stay with them through their lives.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Mathew 9:14
At SBA we run community events as a way of loving and serving our community. Christmas carols, youth events, music and singing lessons and regular summer fun events are all things we do. We want to support familes and children as we serve our community as the family of God. Jesus asked us to love our neighbours.
Jesus said: “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment.A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-39
SBA Resource: What is SBA like for kids and families?
"Love like Family, Live like Missionaries, Making Disciples as Servants of Jesus Christ"