WELCOME TO SHIFT
Here at CityHill Church we are committed to ensuring there is something cool, fun and relevant for every age group. When you join the CityHill family, we are committed to ensuring your children are taken care of regardless of their age. For this reason, we noticed a gap in most church circles for the grade 7-9’s. This age group seemed a little too old for kids ministry, a little too young for Youth and struggling to sit through a Sunday morning service. There was definitely a need for something that could tie these loose ends together and out of that heart “SHIFT” was birthed.
Shift is a fun, cool and relevant program that runs at the same time as the preaching slot during a Sunday morning service. The heart of Shift was to develop a creative way that would help this age group transition from kids Church to “big” church without losing any of them in the process. The name SHIFT is a representative of “shifting” from being a boy and girl to becoming a young man and woman. We choose this name because we believe it is important that this age group understands that this is a season in their lives and there is an expectation to grow into the man and woman God has planned them to be.
What happens at SHIFT?
Our weekly programs and topics are designed and planned around the main service series. So if the main service is working through the book of Matthew, we too will work through the same content. Although the content is the same, our delivery is not. We are always trying to be creative, fun and relevant in all our teachings with the hope of this age group loving and enjoying church. We believe church is FUN and so we want to create an environment where this age group would want to be at church and be excited through the week for another Sunday at Shift. A typical Shift meeting would start with some snacks and drinks, ice breaker and ending off with a 15 – 20 minute sharing. One of the motivating reasons as to why we run the same series as the main service is because we want your kids to have the same content to talk about on the drive home or at the family dinner table.
What’s next after SHIFT?
Once of grade 9’s have finished their last year in Shift, we have a planned graduation celebration in the main service to officially welcome and transition our grade 9’s into “big” church. This is not the end of the road for our grade 9’s as we also help get them connected into the areas of the church they would like to serve in or be trained in. These areas vary from Baristas, CityHill Kids life couches, connect teams, worship teams and so on. These are a few of MANY ministries in the life of Cityhill Church we would connect each person into. We believe serving results in belonging and so we would love to see all the grade 9’s connected and serving in a specific area of the church. After they graduate, we will also be starting a leaders development course for those grade 9’s who believe they have a leadership gift of for those who would love to develop leadership in their lives. This course is dedicated to seeing leadership developed in our young people, as we believe it is of huge importance young leaders are constantly being developed and released to lead. They will get to practically work out their leadership development at Shift, Amped Youth and CityHill Kids.
WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE YOUR CHILD JOIN US IN THE INCREDIBLE JOUNREY GOD HAS US ON AT SHIFT. IF YOU REQUIRE ANY MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US.