We place a large emphasis on our kids ministry as one of our values is to raise and realise the next generation. We want to invest our time, energy and resources into our children so that they can know more about Jesus and that they see church as a place that is fun and life giving. We Want our Kids to be able to call Open Arms ‘their church’. That church isn’t a place they endure but a place they enjoy!


Babies & Toddlers

We have an environment for babies and toddlers from 0-3 years old, facilitated by an experienced and trained team. It is a safe, clean and engaging environment for your little one. The are an array of toys and games available for your child and there will be a short bible lesson also. Included in this environment is an area for nursing mothers.


Kids Church

At Kids Church we run a full church service tailored specifically for children ages 4-12. Our goal is to connect kids to kids and to connect kids to God; we do this through creating a safe environment as all of our volunteers have undergone training in child protection procedures. Every service is a fun-filled time, with action packed games and vibrant teachings - this isn't just babysitting, this is raising up the next generation! We want to see your child grow in their relationship with Jesus. Our Kids Church service runs at the same time as the adult service. For more information or to see what we do, please feel free to visit.


Our service experiences at Open Arms are fun, vibrant and dynamic full of creativity, inspiration and passion. Our youth are vital part of our church and our heart is to integrate them into the life of our church rather than segregating them to their own environment. We want our youth to people able to call Open Arms ‘their’ church. A place they enjoy rather than endure!

We encourage all of youth to serve on one of our OA Teams and be apart of serving others and making a difference in people’s lives. You can sign up for Next Steps here and we will get you started or you can sign up for one of our teams.

We believe in our youth being integrated in community and developing relationships so we have small groups for youth that run alongside our OA Groups season that runs for 6 weeks at a time. These small groups happen during our Sunday 12.30pm service in Open Arms Dublin. You can sign up for one of our groups.

Youth services happen every Friday Night at 7.30pm in Open Arms Church Kildare for youth in secondary school. You can find out directions here or contact our offices for more info.


We believe that real life change happens in the context of relationships. Our OA groups, or Connect Groups, are small groups of people who meet together during the week in homes and venues all around Kildare and Dublin and the surrounding areas. They provide a place for you to connect, grow, and discuss the issues and challenges of life. Regardless of your age, interest or location - we are sure there is a group out there for you. Our groups is also where we pray, encourage and care for one another.


If you are looking to discover community, fulfilment and be a part of making a difference then OA Teams is just for you. We believe that God has a special place for you where you can use your unique abilities and passions to touch the lives of others. You can have the opportunity to use your gifts in Open Arms, as part of a team of your choice, in a fun environment. If you are interested in getting involved and joining one of our OA Teams please click the box below.