Children & Family
New Horizons has a variety of ministries 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.
Sundays 9:30 -11.30am
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev Kids Activities
Throughout the season of online streaming and social distancing we created a platform for our Rev Kids Program!
THE SONG: “I will sing unto the Lord”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx0JJOBMlp8
PS BRUCE’S EASTER QUIZ: https://create.kahoot.it/details/bruce-s-easter-quiz/1ed2f861-0140-476b-bc38-a901798f110f
JOCHEBED’S COOKING SHOW: https://youtu.be/k9zQ_uzvxw4
PASSOVER ACTIVITIES: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z0jGDGT1XkiatydPoK7bGpNp-fqSByy2/view?usp=sharing
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 us at email@example.com
New Horizons has a variety of ministries for Young Adults.
YAGGAS - Young Adults
The aim of YAGGAS 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 Thursdays weekly 7:30-9.30 p.m.
Once every 3 months
For further information contact the young adults coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Connect Groups currently available
Leaders – (fortnightly), 7.30 pm Whittlesea
Adults Bible Study (weekly), 10 am Whittlesea
Young Adults (fortnightly), 7:30 pm, Doreen
For more information on joining or starting a new group please email email@example.com
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 Night Services 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.
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 Judy Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Whittlesea Ministries Inc.
The churches in Whittlesea combine in a number of activities to contribute significantly to the community of Whittlesea.
Some of their activities include: running Food Share, giving Christmas Hampers to the needy, organising worship services in our nursing homes, coordinating an annual memorial service for those affected by the 2009 fires, joining forces for Easter Services and Community Carols to name a few.
For more information on how the Whittlesea Churches work together, contact Rohan Buijs: email@example.com
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 Youth.
MAF – Melissa Barclay
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.
Melissa is partnering with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) to fulfil this calling to bring help, hope and healing 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.
You can follow Melissa on Facebook.
We are an extension of the mission of the local churches.
The Gideons International in Australia often reaches people who have no contact with churches and who otherwise might not have been reached for the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are an interdenominational association of Christian business and professional men who are members of Protestant/Evangelical churches. Many of us are joined in the association by our wives.
Our members are dedicated to saving the lost through personal witnessing and the distribution of God’s Word.
Hands At Work
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
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.