What is UpStreet?
Parenting is tough. You want to get it right. We want to help.
UpStreet is our small group environment for children in Grade 1 to 5. But here’s what we really believe is important for you to know about UpStreet: when our kids show up on Sunday morning, we believe that the Bible should NEVER be boring, that worship can be really loud, and that the best leaders ALWAYS care. In other words, we want to make sure that our kids experience the acceptance and joy of knowing their Heavenly Father. That’s what UpStreet is all about!
We want our kids to leave at the end of Grade 5 knowing:
I need to make the wise choice
I can trust God no matter what.
I should love others the way Jesus loves me.
Everything that we teach flows from these Three Core Truths.
The purpose of UpStreet is to connect our children into a small group where they will begin to unpack what it means to have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We want our kids to see how God’s word applies to their lives and how his truth really tells them how to live. Every week we connect our kids to the same small group leaders, giving them another trusted relationship that will help connect them to a relationship with their Heavenly Father.
CURRENT BIG IDEA
UpStreet is in-person and online from 1 November!
Please make sure you book your place if coming to an in-person service so we know to except you!
Contact [email protected]
GRATITUDE - NOVEMBER 2020
Most people love a good celebration, including God. In fact, it was His idea! Today, UpStreet takes a look at three big celebrations the Israelites had each year to thank God for all He had done in their lives.WATCH NOW
How many times a day do you hear the phrase, “That’s not fair,” in your house? Jesus reminds us in today’s story that focusing on what others have is the fastest way to ruin a grateful attitude.WATCH NOW
When someone says “thank you,” it can mean so much! Today, we’re going to hear a story about how nine out of ten guys didn’t say thank you to Jesus. We want to be like the one who did.WATCH NOW
Today, we’re kicking off a new month on UpStreet talking about gratitude. We’ll dive into the story of the ungrateful Israelites who always wanted what they didn’t have. Sound like any kids you might know?!WATCH NOW
PAST BIG IDEAS
PATIENCE - OCTOBER 2020
If you have a family, or a friend, or are in contact with humans, you'll probably have discovered that we all need to exercise a little patience now and then! Today we'll discover there's a LOT more to patience than just waiting around!WATCH NOW
We all know that having patience isn’t easy. Today, we’ll discover how being patient with someone is a great way to show them that you care about them.WATCH NOW
Did you know you can spell trouble I-M-P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E? It’s true. Today we’ll talk about how having patience- especially when it comes to others, will keep us OUT of trouble.WATCH NOW
We’ve all had someone wait for us. Everyone likes to be on the receiving end of patience. Today, we’ll look at a story Jesus told that will help us learn how to pay patience forward when we have the opportunity.WATCH NOW
RESPONSIBILITY - SEPTEMBER 2020
We all love doing things right? Playing games, watching movies, having friends over. But all of those things can also create a huge mess...and that's no fun. So how can we level up? Get ready to find out!WATCH NOW
When there’s a job to be done, sometimes we race to say, “Not it!” But today we’ll learn from the story of Nehemiah how God wants us to jump in and help, no matter whose job it is!WATCH NOW
Life is not just about “getting the job done.” To God, it matters HOW we do it. Today we will learn from the story of Daniel how to take every job and give it our BEST!WATCH NOW
We know our kids want to be trusted with MORE—later bedtimes, a phone, a pet—but today we’ll learn from a story Jesus told, that if you want the big stuff in life, it all starts with the small.WATCH NOW
This month we are kicking of the Big Idea of Start Strong, Stay Strong, by looking at one of my favourite stories- David and Goliath. Although David faced some giant problems, he could still keep going. Let’s find out why!WATCH NOW
Everyday we are faced with choices. Some are small ones, like do I want jam or cheese on my sandwich? Others are really big, like do I lie to get out of trouble? Today we’re going to hear about 3 friends who had a life or death choice to make. Let’s see what helped them in making their decision!WATCH NOW
Everyday we are faced with choices. Some are small ones, like do I want jam or cheese on my sandwich?Others are really big, like do I lie to get out of trouble? Today we’re going to hear about 3 friends who had a life or death choice to make. Let’s see what helped them in making their decision!WATCH NOW
Making our own avatar, or choosing a character for an online game we’re playing can be so much fun. Normally we would chose the one that has the best armour as we go into our gaming battle. Life can sometimes feel like a battle too, but God has the best news for us. Press play to find out what that is!WATCH NOW