Family Church

PORTSMOUTH

Sunday | 10:00am

The Portsmouth Academy, Portsmouth, PO1 5PF

We’re Steuart & Carla Payne, the Congregational Pastors of Family Church Portsmouth. We’ve been working alongside Andy & Gina, our Senior Pastors, since 1998, soon after they started Family Church. We have served as leaders in the Portsmouth congregation throughout this time, as well as being involved with establishing other Family Church congregations. We have two sons, Corban and Elliot,  and a daughter, Lola who all love church and, as a family, we are hugely passionate about building the local church and seeing people discover their God-given purpose and potential.

Steu & Carla

We’re Steuart & Carla Payne, the Congregational Pastors of Family Church Portsmouth. We’ve been working alongside Andy & Gina, our Senior Pastors, since 1998, soon after they started Family Church. We have served as leaders in the Portsmouth congregation throughout this time, as well as being involved with establishing other Family Church congregations. We have two sons, Corban and Elliot,  and a daughter, Lola who all love church and, as a family, we are hugely passionate about building the local church and seeing people discover their God-given purpose and potential.

Steu & Carla

Pastors of Family Church Portsmouth

KIDS

FIRST STEPS

First Steps provides the support necessary for families bringing babies and young toddlers to Family Church.

This includes providing a safe and fun environment for our youngest family members, so that their earliest experiences of church will be positive.

Very young children value the security of being around someone they know, so we ask that you stay with them if necessary.

First Steps provides the support necessary for families bringing babies and young toddlers to Family Church.

This includes providing a safe and fun environment for our youngest family members, so that their earliest experiences of church will be positive.

Very young children value the security of being around someone they know, so we ask that you stay with them if necessary.

LITTLE STARS

Little Stars is a safe place for our young children to grow and learn about Jesus. It is about praise and worship, prayer and teaching in ways that toddlers and preschoolers can understand.

Little Stars do everything that ‘big church’ does, but with more colours, toys, games, glue, paint and bubbles!

With stories, music and craft the kids engage all their senses and develop strong foundations before moving onto Rising Stars.

Little Stars is a safe place for our young children to grow and learn about Jesus. It is about praise and worship, prayer and teaching in ways that toddlers and preschoolers can understand.

Little Stars do everything that ‘big church’ does, but with more colours, toys, games, glue, paint and bubbles!

With stories, music and craft the kids engage all their senses and develop strong foundations before moving onto Rising Stars.

RISING STARS

Rising Stars provides an exciting, lively, fun programme with games, craft activities, worship, teaching, DVDs, object lessons and stories.

We aim to encourage the children to find out more about God, to ask questions, explore and develop their faith.

Everyone is welcome and we hope you’ll come along and see for yourself how exciting it is to be part of Kid’s Church at Family Church!

Rising Stars provides an exciting, lively, fun programme with games, craft activities, worship, teaching, DVDs, object lessons and stories.

We aim to encourage the children to find out more about God, to ask questions, explore and develop their faith.

Everyone is welcome and we hope you’ll come along and see for yourself how exciting it is to be part of Kid’s Church at Family Church!

ALLSTARS

Allstars provides an exciting, lively, fun programme with games, craft activities, worship, teaching, DVDs, object lessons and stories.

We aim to encourage the children to find out more about God, to ask questions, explore and develop their faith.

Everyone is welcome and we hope you’ll come along and see for yourself how exciting it is to be part of Kid’s Church at Family Church!

Allstars provides an exciting, lively, fun programme with games, craft activities, worship, teaching, DVDs, object lessons and stories.

We aim to encourage the children to find out more about God, to ask questions, explore and develop their faith.

Everyone is welcome and we hope you’ll come along and see for yourself how exciting it is to be part of Kid’s Church at Family Church!

SHINING STARS & Rockets

Family Church Portsmouth is a “Through the Roof” church. The vision of Through the Roof (what we want to achieve) is: ‘All people enjoying life together, mutually giving and receiving, as God intended’.

The mission of Through the Roof is: ‘Transforming lives through Jesus with disabled people’ – this is why we do what we do.

Through the Roof achieve this through two strategic aims.  Through the Roof will:

  • Provide life-changing opportunities for disabled people
  • Equip churches and the Christian community to fully involve disabled people

For more information about Through the Roof click here

SHINING STARS

Shining Stars is the team who serve children attending Kids Church who need extra support.

Our Shining Stars workers ensure that children with learning difficulties, special needs, or significant behavioural issues are given the support that they need to thrive in Kids Church and to develop their personal relationship with God.

We provide one-to-one support where necessary and where possible, liaising with parents/carers to ensure the individual child’s needs are understood.

ROCKETS

Rockets provides a space for children and young people who have additional needs to engage with their church family and with God in a way that is relevant to them.

SHINING STARS

Shining Stars is the team who serve children attending Kids Church who need extra support.

Our Shining Stars workers ensure that children with learning difficulties, special needs, or significant behavioural issues are given the support that they need to thrive in Kids Church and to develop their personal relationship with God.

We provide one-to-one support where necessary and where possible, liaising with parents/carers to ensure the individual child’s needs are understood.

ROCKETS

Rockets provides a space for children and young people who have additional needs to engage with their church family and with God in a way that is relevant to them.

Kids Church

0yrs - Yr6

First Steps

First Steps provides the support necessary for families bringing babies and young toddlers to Family Church. This includes providing a safe and fun environment for our youngest family members, so that their earliest experiences of church will be positive. Very young children value the security of being around someone they know, so we ask that you stay with them if necessary.

Little Stars

Little Stars is a safe place for our young children to grow and learn about Jesus. It is about praise and worship, prayer and teaching in ways that toddlers and preschoolers can understand. Little Stars do everything that ‘big church’ does, but with more colours, toys, games, glue, paint and bubbles! With stories, music and craft the kids engage all their senses and develop strong foundations before moving onto Rising Stars.

Rising stars & All Stars

Our Rising Stars and All Stars groups provide an exciting, lively, fun programme with games, craft activities, worship, teaching, DVDs, object lessons and stories. We aim to encourage the children to find out more about God, to ask questions, explore and develop their faith. Everyone is welcome and we hope you’ll come along and see for yourself how exciting it is to be part of Kid’s Church at Family Church!

Shining Stars

Shining Stars is the team who serve children attending Kids Church who need extra support. Our Shining Stars workers ensure that children with learning difficulties, special needs, or significant behavioural issues are given the support that they need to thrive in Kids Church and to develop their personal relationship with God. We provide one-to-one support where necessary and where possible, liaising with parents/carers to ensure the individual child’s needs are understood.

YOUTH

IGNITION

Iginition runs in Portsmouth every Sunday for those in school year 7 to YEAR 9

Each week we start out in the main service, but then leave for Ignition after the worship.

Our heart is for our young people to develop their own personal relationship with God and to know Him for themselves, believing wholeheartedly that ‘Those who KNOW their God will do great exploits.’ (Daniel 11:32)



Throughout the year we also run Encounter Nights, trips and socials. This is a great opportunity for the young people to build on their friendships within Ignition and have a LOT of fun.

MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM runs in Portsmouth every FRIDAY NIGHT for those in school year 7 to YEAR 13

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