Children & Youth
At CCB we desire that all children have the ability to hear about Jesus and the opportunity to put their trust in him. To that end we offer a variety of activities both midweek and on Sundays.
Balham Boppers is a group for parents to come with babies, toddlers and preschool children to bop, bounce, sing and listen to stories. Children’s snacks, tea, coffee and cake are provided.
Please note, we run during school term times and in order for us to encourage consistent friendships these are not ‘drop in’ groups – families sign up for a 6 week half term for £20. If you are interested in joining, please get in touch.
Balham Blazers is a drop-off after school group for children aged 4 – 8 years. At Blazers, children will play games, make craft, eat a snack and hear a Bible story.
Families sign up for a 6 week half term for £20. Blazers runs during school term times. If you are interested in joining, we’d love to welcome you! Please get in touch.
All are welcome at our Sunday morning meeting. We always begin our gatherings with everyone together, and early on in the service there is usually a short talk particularly suited to our children. Shortly after this, they are invited to join one of the following clubs, depending upon their school year:
A well equipped crèche runs for children under 18 months. Those bringing young children to church are encouraged to drop them off in crawlers at the same time as the other children leave the service for their groups (about 15 minutes into the service).
Climbers, Adventurers and Hikers start all together to praise God though singing, simple teaching and prayer, before heading off to their groups. These 3 groups all learn from the same bible passage which is taught very simply to the Climbers and then they have the opportunity to do some craft and then play.
The Adventures start together with the Climbers and Hikers to praise God together before heading into their group. They learn from the same bible passage as the Climber and Hikers, taught to their age level before craft, prayer and then play.
Hikers start with the Climbers and Adventurers for kids praise before heading to their group. Sessions include games, arts and crafts, quizzes and songs related to the theme or the Bible passage being taught. Most weeks the kids will bring home a piece of artwork or a worksheet that provides an opportunity for the parents to talk with their children about what they’ve been learning.
Mountaineers is our group for years 7 to 13. We recognise that this is a crucial time in a person’s life as they think through what they actually believe, so we want to help our youth think through the basics of Christianity and what it means for them. The Mountaineers stay in the service to hear the sermon and then every fortnight have a mountaineers session after the service to discuss, apply and pray together.
We take issues of child protection very seriously at CCB. All our clubs and activities are overseen by people who have been fully safeguarding trained and DBS checked. Follow these links to see a copy of our policies: