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Waiuku and Districts Combined Churches is a “Kids Friendly” church. Our children’s bible programme is known as Kids Bible Connect and runs on a Sunday during school term. We provide a variety of platforms for children to get engaged including zoom bible lessons.
Kids Bible Connect: The aim of this programme is to connect children to the stories of the bible and create an atmosphere for them to explore the Christian faith and values. We have a congregation who are always enthusiastic and willing to support and encourage the children in their journey of faith. The bible lessons are based on the lectionary, enabling parents and grandparents to go back home and have discussions with their children. On a Sunday, during the school holidays when Kids Bible Connect is not running, we have children’s activities set up in the church. The children are encouraged to engage in these activities during the service.
Kids Bible Connect
Sparkles (3 to 5 years old): We love to see our pre-schoolers on a Sunday. Our curriculum for this age group includes singing and hands on activity to keep their natural sparking curiosity engaged in bible stories.
Stars (6-12 years old): The children in this age group are given opportunity to engage in bible reading, singing, and prayer and will do extended activities of their choice based on the bible story. They will be encouraged to do bible readings and prayers for other and ourselves during All Age Worship.
Shines (13 years and above): The children in this age group are encouraged to take some leadership and responsibility roles within the church. They are supported by the church congregation and the leaders to apply the Christian values in day-to-day life activities and challenges. They are encouraged to shine God’s love and care into the lives of people around them.
Our team looks forward to seeing you, and your family, on a Sunday morning.
Learning for All: We have ‘Learning for All’ time towards the beginning of our service where the Minister interacts with the children and introduces them to the theme of the service and the bible story they will be further exploring in their children’s session. This time helps children to be included in worship and to see the importance worship has in the life of God’s people.
All Age Worship: Once every 4-6 weeks we hold an All Age Worship service. As a church we come together to worship and encourage the children to take part in bible reading, singing and craft activities to extend their learning. For babies and very young children we have a crèche facility with many interesting toys to explore. This facility helps parents and caregivers to watch their little ones whilst being able to hear the service.
School Holiday Programme: During the school holidays, we run a school holiday programme which includes games, bible stories, crafts and morning tea.
Children’s zoom bible lessons: The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we are operating as a church. During the times when we are not able to gather at church, due to alert level restrictions, we provide a zoom bible lesson at 11 am on Sunday morning.
Please contact the church administrator for further details on any of the above,