Psalm 78
O my people, hear my teaching;
Listen to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in parables,
I will utter hidden things, things from of old what
We have heard and known,
What our fathers have told us
We will not hide them from their children;
We will tell the next generation
The praiseworthy deeds of the LORD,
His power, and the wonders he has done
He decreed statutes for Jacob
And established the law in Israel,
Which he commanded our forefathers?
To teach their children,
So the next generation would know them,
Even the children yet to be born,
And they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God
And would not forget his deeds
But would keep his commands

Our vision for your children is…

To teach them a God-centered view of the
Gospel of Jesus Christ so that they will set
Their hope in God alone and not forget all that
He has done, keeping His commandments and
Walking in His ways.

Our Philosophy of Ministry

We exist to glorify God by:
• Teaching children a God-centered view of the Gospel of
Jesus Christ so that they might set their hope in Him alone and not forget His works, but keep His commandments
(Psalm 78).
• Connecting with, supporting, and encouraging parents in their God-given role as the spiritual leaders of their children (Deut. 6:4-9; Eph. 6:4).
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:4

Expectations for our Children’s Ministry workers:

1. Live a God-centered life: consistent Bible reading and prayer, being held accountable by one or more persons, show fruit in relationships with family, friends, and church family, and others-focused. Motivated alone by the glory of God.
2. Love children. Passionate about reaching them with God’s Word and with His love.
3. be a good teacher: able to present the truth in an age-appropriate and dynamic/interactive way and able to maintain order and discipline in the classroom.
4. Responsible: Punctuality is key! Always there on time, keep the established rules, take care of church resources, and communicate openly and honestly with leadership.
5. Cooperative with all the screening and training processes established by the church leadership.

Our Curriculum

Sunday school times:
For our Sunday school hours starting at 10:30 am we currently use the KPSS Curriculum. Classes and curriculum are as follows:
Grade 1 – 7th Grade: The Way of the Wise
Through this Children Desiring God curriculum, the kids are learning about what it means to walk the “way of the wise” – following God and living for Him by learning from the book of Proverbs. Kids earn badges along the way for:
• Naming all the books of the bible
• Memorizing verses
• Putting bible lessons into practice
• Reading their Bible daily

Please note:
We are unable to cater for children of the kindergarten age as yet so parents need to keep those children with them at all times.
In addition, children older than 12/13 years are to sit in the main service as they fall under the youth group. Please be advised that they should not be walking around during the service or disturbing the Sunday school class that would be on-going during each service.

Partnering with Parents

It is our desire to see us partner with you, as parents of the children under our care, in an effort to guide and train up children in God’s Word. As their spiritual leaders, you are called by God to teach your children His ways. We do not intend to replace that in any way, but to encourage, support, and come alongside you in that calling. Although our church is just now beginning to partner more with parents, we hope to provide for your needs in the best way we can.
Children’s Church class and have a review of the key concepts they learned in class including a memory verse and follow-up discussion questions that will help you as you talk to your children about what they’ve learned.

Snack times:
Parents please note, we require your assistance with this. As it is summer, the following snacks are the kinds we would gladly seek help with
• Fruit
• Ice-lolly’s
• Juice boxes
• Biscuits
• Sandwich/rolls

Special Family Events (Various dates & times)

We have several different family events throughout the year, which will be posted on our Sunday school bulletin board as well as announced during our main church service. Some of our past events have been going to Farms to pick fruit and also for their scratch Patch, spending a day at a Park, having picnics and different sporting events, movie nights, and so much more! If you would like to know about current events, please contact the church office or check out our website as it becomes available.

Guidelines & Procedures

• You must sign in and sign out your child for class on Sundays.
• Leaders will be available 15 minutes before and after each
Programmed activity.
• Children will go to their Children’s Church room following the worship in the main service (approx. 10:30-10:45 am). Before that, they need to remain with their parents, unless prior arrangements have been made with the teacher on duty.
• We strongly encourage each parent to help out in some area of the Children’s Ministry.
• If you have any questions about anything related to Children’s
Ministry, contact any of the Children’s Church teachers.