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Kids’ Ministry

Kids are important to us at OEC because they are important & precious to God… He loves them! The bible tells us so and Jesus shows us so! At OEC we want to see kids come to, or continue to trust in Jesus, love him more than anything else and live for him, for God’s glory. So, we have a number of different programs especially for kids and their families…


oec-kidsOEC Kids Church

Kids Church runs during our Church@9.30, Church@10.30 and Church@4 meetings, with preschool (age 3-5), infants and primary age groups.

In Kids Church the kids sing songs, hear stories and read from the bible, learn memory verses, do drama, craft and play games as they are taught about God and everything that he has done for us in Jesus. Children stay in church with the adults for the first 20 minutes or so and then leave for Kids Church after the kids talk and kids song. (Creche for 1-3 year olds also runs during our Church@9.30, Church@10.30 and Church@4 meetings, at the same time as kids church)

Contact Caroline Hazelton (Church@9:30) or Kerryn Hanratty (Church@10:30, Church@4) for further details.



Adrenalites is OEC’s kids club for kids in year 3 to year 5 at Primary school. It’s great fun and perfect for kids to invite their friends along to, to introduce them to Jesus. A typical night at Adrenalites includes: games, singing, a bible memory verse, bible teaching, an activity sheet, dinner and more games at the end.

Adrenalites is held from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Thursday nights during school terms (starts back the second week of each school term and usually finishes on the second last week of each school term) at Orange Public School. The cost is $3 per child per week (or maximum $5 per family per week), which covers dinner.

Contact Matt Somerlad (mathew.sommerlad2@det.nsw.edu.au).


oec-kid-zoneKidZone Holiday Club

KidZone Holiday Club is OEC’s kids holiday club which runs for 3x mornings in the January school holidays. KidZone is great fun and the program includes games, singing, bible stories, bible memory verses, puppets, drama, craft and morning tea.

Like Adrenalites, KidZone is perfect for kids to invite their friends along to, to learn about God and how we can be his friends through trusting in Jesus.

Contact Kerryn Hanratty for further details (kerryn@oechurch.org.au).


Our Safe Ministry Commitment

Orange Evangelical Church is committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare and safety of all people, particularly within its own community.

To ensure the safety of children and vulnerable people in our communities, we are committed to:

  • Carefully recruiting and training OEC’s staff and Youth/Children’s ministry volunteers.
  • Adopting and encouraging safe ministry practices by OEC staff or volunteers.
  • Responding promptly to any concern raised about the behaviour of OEC’s staff or volunteers.
  • Providing supervision of and pastoral accountability (within the context of the ministries, locations and activities of OEC) to any person (who is a member of an OEC congregation and) who is known to have abused a child or another vulnerable person.

Our ongoing concern for safe ministry practices, and our zero tolerance of misconduct and abuse by staff and volunteers. means that OEC commits to:

  • Complete compliance with child protection screening legislation – the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998
  • Requiring all people in a children’s ministry position undergo regular safe ministry training
  • Keeping safe ministry training records
  • Monitoring and reporting on safe ministry systems and practice within OEC.
  • Reporting any abuse (whether by OEC staff and volunteers.)