A Kids Friendly Sunday
This resource aims to assist you to consider how you can develop your Kids Friendly culture in your worship service and children’s programme on Sundays. It includes ideas around welcoming, including and involving children interactively throughout their Sunday experience at your church.
A Kids Friendly Welcome
This resource helps churches ensure that they are intentionally welcome children. Topics include: Introducing a Kids Friendly Welcome table, developing welcome packs and activity packs.
Kids Friendly Worship
The sooner children are included in all the age worshiping community the sooner they will come to believe that they belong and have something to contribute. This resource will give you ideas for involving and valuing children with samples and ideas from other churches.
Talking with Children in Church
Oh, help! Perhaps that is your first response. Many people may be comfortable talking with children in a small group but in church! In front of everyone? We probably all have a memory of a children’s talk ‘gone bad’. So here’s a resource to help you consider the WHO? WHY? WHERE? WHEN? WHAT? And HOW of talking with children in the context of Sunday worship. However, many of the practical tips will also apply to talking with children about faith in any setting – home, classroom, kids clubs and small groups too.
Talking with Children in Church
Singing Together in Church
This Kids Friendly resource provides tips for choosing music/songs that all God’s children like to sing and includes comments and tips from our Worship and Arts Enabler Malcolm Gordon. It also provides a chart of song choices from some of our Kids Friendly people.
Planning a Kids Friendly Children’s Programme
Kids Friendly churches recognise the need to offer a quality children’s Christian education programme. Mostly this happens on a Sunday, but it can take place any day of the week. This resource aims to offer practical ideas and encouragement to help you run a fun, creative and inspirational programme.
Planning a Kids Friendly Programme
Praying with Children
Prayer is crucial to spiritual growth and faith. It is a way we engage and talk to our spirit. There are many different ways to pray. This resource aims to assist you by giving you practical ideas for praying with children and encouraging you to include prayer as an integral part of your ministry to children.
Songs, Rhymes and Prayers for Preschool Children
Preschoolers are (like all children) a wonderful gift to our church, but too often they get put into a creche and a vital opportunity to plant the seeds of our faith is missed or delayed until they get to real “Sunday School”. Don’t delay! Preschoolers are open to God’s spirit and to learning that they are loved by God. This is a collation of some of our churches’ favourite resources for singing and praying with preschoolers. Songs, Rhymes and Prayers for Preschool Children
Choosing a curriculum
We regularly update this resource that is packed full of ideas on choosing curriculum, bibles and more. Please let us know if you have any curriculum you would like to recommend to others and we will add your ideas too.
And for a quick overview of all curriculum included in this resource download our Curriculum choices overview table
Stepping Stones (Preschool Ministry Curriculum)
Elke Keeling from the Baptist church of NZ has offered this great homegrown resource for use to encourage and equip ministry with preschoolers (ages 3-5). For more info, contact her direct: email@example.com
Preschool Ministry Curriculum – Stepping Stones