Illuminate is TVC Church’s children’s ministry, with groups for children aged from 2 to 11. Our passion is to equip our children to know God’s illuminating power in their lives and to encourage them to illuminate the world with God’s love.



Spark is where our Primary School aged children gather together for fun, games, friendship and discovering Jesus. During our Sunday Spark gathering, we meet in larger and smaller groups with a focus on worship and understanding Biblical truth in a child centred way.

At the moment, we can accommodate 50 Spark children on a Sunday at the Oakwood Centre.  Children remain in the auditorium for the first 15 mins before heading over to the Function room for Spark.

To book in to join us on a Sunday morning, head over to this week’s booking page and select a Spark ticket.


Fireflies is the name for the youngest Illuminate members. From your second birthday up until the end of Reception class, you are welcome to join us in the Fireflies room at the Oakwood Centre for our Sunday gathering for a time of songs, stories, learning about Jesus and lots and lots of play.

At the Oakwood Centre, the Fireflies will now gather in the back section of the sports hall (the bit separated by a wall) in their special space where they can can play, worship and learn together.

Book in to Fireflies by choosing the fireflies ticket in this week’s booking link.


Twinkle is the name for the youngest Illuminate members.  In Twinkle babies and their carers up to the age of 2 years old can watch the service together in a space that gives the little ones some space to wriggle, feed, make a bit of noise and have a play!  Twinkle currently gather in the foyer to the right of the main exit doors and that space is available throughout the service for parents, carers and their babies.


For those who find themselves available on a weekday, we have a whole host of fun activities, designed to support and encourage children and their carers as they navigate life and faith.

Little Acorns

Whether you are a Mum, Dad, Grandparent, Childminder or anyone else who cares for a little one, then we would love to meet you at Little Acorns, our baby and toddler group.  You will be offered a cuppa and a safe environment for your little one top play while you meet up with those who are doing life with a little one too.

Little Acorns runs Mondays during term time from 9am-11.30am.  Sign up through the events tab below.

Baby Massage

We are excited to now offer Baby Massage as part of our support to local new parents.

This wonderful, 5 week course is brought by midwife Katie Lacey.  The aim is to serve the mothers, fathers and families of Teesside with free baby massage courses.

Mini Movers

Looking for something fun and educational that you and your toddler can do together?  Mini Movers runs each Wednesday during term time from 10am until 11.15am and is open for anyone aged 2-4 and their adult. We sing songs together, listen to a Bible story and then go through to the sports hall for a time of rotating around 4 different physical and fun activities.

Due to the collaborative nature of this group, we ask that you sign up to half a term at a time.  If you have never been to Mini Movers before and would like a trial session, drop Nicola an email – she would love to hear from you!

Football Fridays

Our Football Fridays are designed especially for Dads, so that they can have some quality time with their kids at the end of a busy week.  Each week we will have fun with our children and work on football skills together.  It is open to children who are in school years Reception to Year 3 and the man in their life.

Each session is run by our fully qualified teacher and football coach and will cost just £1 per child (which covers the cost of equipment).

Due to limited capacity, we will need you to book in advance.  Bookings will be taken per half term and can be found in the events bar below.

Join the Team

If you are passionate about seeing children grow in their faith, then click here to find out what part you can play in their journey.

Contact Us

To find out more information about any of our children’s work contact Anna: anna.biddlecombe@tvcchurch.org.uk


Children & Families Stories

17th Jan 2021

Rachael’s story

Twin one was born born quickly and without drama, but it quickly became clear that Rachael and twin two were in great danger. “Even hearing that, I still felt like God was there and he was in control”. Listen to Rachael’s story of peace in God in…