Celebrating Bible Month

Celebrating Bible Month

July is Bible Month.  Choose any Sunday or every Sunday in July to celebrate and explore the Bible with children. Bible Sunday Resources Bible Month is a great time to encourage children to read the Bible.  To help with this, we’ve produced this five week session plan

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Kids Friendly Jan/Feb 2017 Resource News

Kids Friendly Jan/Feb 2017 Resource News

We hope you’ve had a good break and are feeling creative and enthusiastic about the year ahead. Our January e-news is packed full of ideas, resources and notification of training events to get you fired up and equipped for Term 1. Our Kids Friendly Planning Calendar is

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Together in Faith – an Intergenerational Invitation

I’ve just re-read Hamish Galloway’s 2013 sabbatical report “Empowering the next generation – young adults and the church”. I felt compelled to return to this report in the hope that it would add a local perspective to my bulging “kite” of research on intergenerational church . I want

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Children’s Ministry Network

Children’s Ministry Network

Kids Friendly, Baptists, Anglicans and Scripture Union have created a Children’s Ministry Network.  This means there will now be more opportunities for ALL children’s ministry leaders to encourage and learn from each other. Join the Children’s Ministry Network  and receive notification of training and networking opportunities in your region. Find

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Dave Csinos children’s ministry block course

The Carey College (Auckland) Certificate in Child and Family Leadership 2016 block course is featuring renowned teacher, author and theologian David Csinos.  Register now to secure your place in this 5 day course that can be taken as a “one off” for personal interest or towards a qualification in the

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Papakura East Presbyterian seeks full-time children’s ministry leader

Papakura East Presbyterian seeks full-time children’s ministry leader

This newly created role involves leading, resourcing and en-visioning Children’s ministry for Papakura East and Hunua Presbyterian Church and community including Sunday and mid-week ministries. The successful applicant will work with the existing team of volunteers to build on our already successful community playgroup and “Sunday School” and facilitate

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An intergenerational conversation

The story of B@TCH – Breakfast at the Coronation Hall church has long inspired me.  So it was great to recently to get a chance to chat with Barry Kelk, B@TCH minister about  their attitude towards children.  B@TCH is an intergenerational church.  Up to four generations worship

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Raising Up Young Transformers Leaders

Our latest Kids Friendly blog: A leader is a person of influence and we as children and youth leaders can encourage and teach our young people Biblical leadership which is leading by serving. This style of leadership is transformational in a world that is totally self-centred and

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Island Bay seeks Community Minister

Island Bay Presbyterian Church in Wellington is seeking to add a half-time paid community minister to its team staff. (www.IBPC.org.nz) “Our hope is that this person will help us broaden and deepen the already strong connections we have with people in our surrounding communities,” says Rev Nathan

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