Children & Family
New Horizons has a variety of ministries on both campuses for Children & Families.
Click below for more information.
Revolution Kids is a vibrant, fun program that operates simultaneously to our worship services on Sundays.
At Revolution Kids we create an atmosphere where every child is nurtured and encouraged to participate. Through music, free time, games, upfront programs, crafts, activities and Bible-based teaching, children are given the opportunity to build new friendships, learn about God’s love for them and have fun in a safe and welcoming environment! All our leaders are trained volunteers and carry current Working With Children Checks as required.
Parents can sign their children into Revolution Kids when they arrive, however kids will enter the main worship service with parents for the first couple of songs before an announcement will tell them it’s time to follow the leaders out to the Revolution Kids program. Parents are asked to collect and sign out their children promptly after the service is over.
A mother’s room is provided in our Service for nursing mums or parents with unsettled babies.
For more information contact Rohan on email@example.com or via the Facebook link below.
The mainly music program is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their young child. The program is for children from birth to kinder age (0-5 yrs).
This ministry introduces children to music, creativity and much more. Families are encouraged to interact with their children in a fun way through music and other activities and are also given the opportunity to explore the God-part of life.
Throughout the program, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as learning to socialise with others.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
30-40 mins of musical songs and rhymes All songs incorporate props, instruments or actions.
Morning Tea This is provided and usually comprises of different fruits, cheese and crackers/sandwiches.
Free Play A variety of age appropriate playgroup toys are provided to play with, as well as outdoor areas including a sandpit, weather permitting.
Craft/Cooking Activity This is offered some weeks and often follows a theme, such as Valentine’s Day, Pancake Tuesday, Easter, Mother’s Day etc.
mainly music Whittlesea
Thursdays 10 am – 11:30 am
To register your child contact Christina Matthews on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0400 441 972
Please be aware that all our session currently has a waiting list in operation. You are permitted to attend 3 sessions a term whilst on our list before having to wait until a permanent position opens up. You can choose to be placed onto the waiting list AFTER your first visit.
Valiant Men is a program designed to fortify and restore the moral and spiritual integrity of men. It was developed by men for men. It allows men to share their journey with other fellow warriors who have faced life’s struggles and found the strength and encouragement of God in the heat of the battle. Men were created to lovingly lead their families and their nations but the greatest challenge they face is to humble themselves and be led by God. Valiant Men take up that challenge and admit they need help from God and from their brothers too.
Connect with a group of warriors near you and learn together what it means to “put on the whole armour of God” and “fight the good fight.” Says one member, “We are real men facing real issues and learning how God intended us to live.”
Valiant Men meet fortnightly for encouragement from God’s Word and each other while, periodically, they connect in other ways at sporting events, camps, working bees and specific men’s conferences. Watch the calendar for details.
Connect with a group near you!
Contact Ps Shane for more information at email@example.com
To be a Cherished Woman is to gain understanding of how precious, treasured and valued we are by our loving God, and to go forth in this strength to serve God and support others.
Some of the goals of Cherished Women:
- To enrich friendships
- To Grow in their knowledge of God and His Word
- To gather women together and to encourage and strengthen each other.
- To encourage women to be a light in their world (family, church, community, work)
- To facilitate healing
- To enjoy each other’s company and to have fun!
Cherished women runs small groups and special events are advertised on the calendar.
We run a craft group in Whittlesea weekly on Thursdays and a Bible Study for Women in Doreen fortnightly on Thursdays.
For further information contact our office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth & Young Adults
New Horizons has a variety of ministries on both campuses for Youth & Young Adults.
Infinity Youth is a movement of young people from the northern suburbs who want to impact their world. Infinity Youth run monthly youth events. These events are for youth aged kids (13-18 years).
As of term 2 2017, we have begun a youth small group that runs simultaneously to our church service on a Sunday. Within this small group we facilitate a space for bible study, games, fellowship & fun! All youth aged kids are welcome! Sundays 10 am // dates listed above.
One Young Adults
The aim of One Young Adults at New Horizons is to provide an opportunity for young adults between the ages of 18-30 to meet in a fun and faith filled environment.
Time: Small group Tuesdays weekly 7:30-9.30 p.m.
Once every 3 months
For further information contact Rohan: email@example.com
Connect Groups are about meeting with other believers and forming connections for the purpose of encouraging and supporting one another.
Connect Groups are about meeting with other believers and forming connections for the purpose of encouraging and supporting one another. Connect Groups at New Horizons Church taken on many different forms. We have groups who connect based on gender, on age, on life stage as well as interest based groups.
If you would like to connect with others in a meaningful way, to find encouragement and support in your walk with God (even whilst sharing a hobby together like craft or a sport), consider joining an existing group, or beginning your own. For more information on joining a group below or starting a new group please email Pastor Bruce Langford: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect Groups currently available
Leaders – (fortnightly), 7.30pm Whittlesea
Young Adults (weekly), 7:30 pm, Doreen
Adults (weekly) 7.30 pm, Whittlesea
Women (monthly), 2 pm, Whittlesea
Men (fortnightly) 7.30 pm, Whittlesea & Doreen
Adults Bible Study (weekly) 10 am Whittlesea
Adult (fortnightly) 7.30 pm, Doreen
Women’s Craft (weekly) 1:00 pm, Whittlesea
Women (fortnightly) 7.30 pm, Doreen
Adults (Weekly) 7.30pm Kinglake
New Horizon’s Creative department has one goal, to focus hearts and minds on God. We are so inspired by the relationship we have with God that it is our hope to inspire and lead others to seek the same.
Our ministries include providing worship for our services, drama for special events like Easter and Christmas, and Overflow Nights where anyone can soak in God’s presence
At New Horizons we aim to provide an atmosphere where one can find joy in celebrating the finished work of Jesus Christ. We frequently get together mid week to practice, plan and do life together as a team.
We would love to have you join us.
Please contact Bruce Langford: email@example.com
Prayer Ministry is one of the many ways that God heals. It’s a place where the power of Jesus is revealed in a loving and gracious way, where you’re able to receive forgiveness and be released from past hurts and fears. Trained facilitators help in the healing of memories and in release of oppressive mindsets, helping you on the road to freedom.
Sessions are conducted with due respect and confidentiality. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and let God bring you the freedom you long for.
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 (NKJV)
To book, contact Meralisa Langford on 0406 557 092.
New Horizons believes in keeping their hands open wide to the needs around them on a local, national and global level. Below are the organisations that New Horizons prayerfully and financially support.
The Community Kitchen is a weekly support to the Whittlesea community, providing a comfortable and welcoming environment where one can receive wholesome meals and friendship. This service is free of charge. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and in Summer, savouries are the order of the day. The kitchen serves around 25-30 people each week.
TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 Wednesdays
PLACE: 28 Forest Street, Whittlesea
Contact Margaret on 0412 066 557
School Chaplaincy in Whittlesea
New Horizons supports a much needed and appreciated ministry to the Whittlesea community: our chaplains Peter Ackland and Eva Natsis.
Peter has been chaplain for five years at Whittlesea Primary School. He is excellent with his hands and many of the children enjoy his project work among them. He has a great rapport with the school community and his pastoral work is much appreciated.
Eva Natsis is our much valued chaplain at Whittlesea Secondary College. Her many services to the school community include helping new students transition into college life, attending camps, counselling students on a wide range of issues and providing pastoral support to students and teachers alike. She works together with the well being team in assisting vulnerable groups.
Breakaway Camps Inc. has been in operation now for more than 23 years. Their aim is to provide a program of outdoor recreation for disadvantaged young people, primarily 10-15 year olds, for the purpose of improving their lifestyle by providing alternatives, which will give them a sense of achievement and self-esteem. Breakaway Camps achieve this in an atmosphere of support within a non-threatening environment, by providing sound leadership, demonstrating faith-based principles.
Breakaway exists to break the cycle by concentrating on the causes rather than the symptoms of these young people’s problems. Early intervention through an ongoing, long term program is what makes a real difference. This is the Breakaway difference; ongoing adventure, care and guidance from the age of 10-15.
Because these young people live in financially, socially and emotionally disadvantaged situations, there is no charge to the family/carers for the activities. They therefore rely greatly on regular financial support to be able to provide this service to families.
For more information see Breakaway Camps.
MAF – The Vanderveld Family
There is a whole generation of aboriginal people that have grown up without hope and massive social issues. The suicide rate amongst aboriginal people is the 2nd highest in the world and 4 times the Australian average. The UN describes the aboriginal’s quality of life as being the second worst in the world while Australians are now the second wealthiest in the world per capita. MAF is helping to right this wrong by bringing practical and spiritual hope to some of the people in the world that need it most.
Roland and Sarah with their children have been partnering with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) to fulfil this calling to bring help, hope and healing since August 2014 in Arnhem Land.
MAF is a non-profit team of aviation professionals providing air transport in places of deepest human need – remote places where flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline. For over 70 years, MAF has flown over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts to bring thousands of men, women and children medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope.
Roland brings 15 years experience in a management career and study at Bible college. Sarah has held many roles that supported disadvantaged peoples and their communities. Both Sarah and Roland have a real heart for the Yolgnu aboriginal people of Arnhem Land and use their skills and experience to bring Christian hope to them.
You can find the Vandervelds on Facebook
In Africa’s poorest villages, HIV/AIDS, orphaned children and poverty are at overwhelming levels and support structures are very low. Institutional models of care, such as hospitals and orphanages, are overwhelmed and unable to cope with the sheer volume of needed care.
Hands at Work is striving to reach the most vulnerable, those that would not have been reached otherwise. Without access to food, education and basic health care, children are left extremely vulnerable. Therefore in accordance with international standards of child care, Hands at Work does not say it “cares” for a child until they are able to provide access to these three things.
In this model, orphaned children are kept within family-unit groups headed by a local caregiver (a grandmother, an aunt, or an elder sibling) within the community, where they receive the psycho-social care that family and community provide. The community-based organisations then support these families through community Care Points and teams of trained local Care Workers who visit the children in their homes.
This approach utilises the community’s existing resources, and forms the basis of a partnership between the local community and outside supporters in caring for the most vulnerable. The Hands at Work model of care was deemed a “best-practice” model by USAID.
New Horizons is strongly linked with Hands at Work. We send teams every two years to our communities in Africa, are involved in supporting many orphans and also in supporting George Snyman and his family as they lead the team in Africa.
For more information see Hands At Work
Wyndham Global Ministries – Europe
Stephen and Maylin Wyndham are one of the missionary families our church helps to support.
They are responsible for church planting and leadership training in Europe. Currently they are doing the ground work for major church planting and leadership development in Poland and the Czech Republic.
They have bought a house in Southport in England where they live with their two children, Joelle and Josiah. The children attend a local school and they are all happily settled there and attend Shoreline Church. Maylin is involved with creative ministries and various leadership roles in this church.
You may see what they are doing currently by visiting Wyndham Global Ministries
New Horizons supports ACCIM in being a One Life Partner. This monthly financial commitment makes the everyday operations of ACC International possible thus helping support the work of our ACC missionaries.
For more information visit ACCI Missions
Operation Christmas Child
Each year New Horizons sends out gift boxes to needy children around the globe.
Christians Against Poverty
As the only charitable provider of free debt management in Australia, CAP exists to address the problem of poverty and social exclusion caused by over-indebtedness.
Our unique ‘hands on’ approach empowers people to help themselves to get out of poverty and to be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by over-whelming debt. We are providing sustainable poverty relief as our service teaches clients vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime.
CAP’s services are provided through a network of outreach centres in partnership with local churches, restoring hope and dignity to thousands of Australian overwhelmed by the burdern of unmanageable debt.
CAP is now a fast-paced, growing organisation who’s vision is to answer the national problem of debt by having at least one CAP Centre in every major town and city in Australia by the year 2021.
If you would like to know more about the life transforming work of Christian’s Against Poverty, order your free copy of the book ‘Nevertheless’ – this is John Kirkby’s story of the adventure of starting CAP.
For more information on Christians Against Poverty at New Horizons Church email the contact below or contact Bruce Langford.
Phone: +61 3 9716 3057