Children and Youth


Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

Good News Gang
Good News Gang is the name for our weekly Sunday children's work which takes place during the service in our activity hall.Good news gang logo
We provide a fun filled session of games, craft and Bible teaching and the children also enjoy a drink and snack.
New children need to be registered with the team on their first visit and so we ask parents to bring their children into the hall to complete the relevant forms. We gather this data for the purposes of safeguarding, medical needs and being able to contact parents/carers either during the service or mid-week if the need arises.
Unashamed
Unashamed youth logo lion with Romans 1 verse 16Unashamed is our Youth Work. The name was chosen by our young people and is refers to Romans 1:16.
Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month we have an open social night at church. We have activities including Wii, Table Tennis, Singing, Craft, Games, Tuck Shop and more!
We have the 'Youth Shed' which our young people can chill out in or play on the Wii whilst sitting in one of comfy bean bags.
The Youth Shed is also where the Sunday discipleship group takes place during the service. 
Safeguarding
Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a priority at Ingatestone Elim Church. You can download our safeguarding statement here.
We have a safeguarding policy which is reviewed and updated annually. You can request a copy of the policy from our office using the 'Contact Us' page.
Our Safeguarding Coordinator is Pastor Lee Carmichael. You can get in touch with Lee through emailing him on pastor@inagatestoneelimchurch.org.uk 
Our Deputy Safeguarding Coordinator is Marcia Weeks. You can get in touch with Marcia on 01245 609257.
If you have a safeguarding concern and you can't get hold of either Lee or Marcia, call thirtyone:eight's Safeguarding Helpline on 0303 003 1111 (Option 2)
If your concern involves either Pastor Lee or Marcia, call Elim's national safeguarding coordinator on 01684 588913 or 07814 783 855.