Arena Kids runs every Sunday morning in Ilkeston and Mansfield. Aimed at kids between the ages of 1 and 11, it’s a stimulating and age-appropriate experience of the church for little ones who might not enjoy an adult-orientated service. Each week, the children are greeted by Freddie the Fox or Sammy the Squirrel, and we deliver a message from the bible either through an entertaining video or an in-person speaker. The children then split off into small groups where creative activities and games are played. All of this helps kids build a relationship with Jesus and experience Him in a way that is relevant to them.
For the under 3s we also have Arena Tots, where the focus is on play and craft activities.
The first Sunday of every month is Arena Kids Unleashed at Ilkeston, where the kids are with us for the whole service.
Safeguarding children is our highest priority. All our Arena Kids volunteers are interviewed and DBS checked, and receive ongoing Child Protection training.
It is our privilege to have a part in teaching kids about Jesus.