Our Mission: To make disciples and make a difference. (Matt 28:19)
In GodFirst Church Midrand and Kids Church we are passionate about the following:
KNOW – LOVE - FOLLOW
Know – Children will know the Good News of Jesus Christ and make Him known
Love – Children will love Jesus wholeheartedly and love others
Follow – Children will follow Jesus and encourage other children & adults to do the same
What We Do
We aim to have a fun filled, world class kids program during church where children can experience God in a real way. We have three age groups ranging from 1 year to 13 year olds.
- Kindle: 1 – 2 year olds
We have a class for children from 1 – 2 years old. This age group focuses on interactive free play, a short bible story time, some fun songs and craft for the children. We have one volunteer and a parent on duty every week to help us with this class. The toddlers stay in church with their parents for the first 10-15min. Each parent has to tick in their child on the registration list and put a name tag on the child. There is a new parent form to be filled in by visitors or new parents. During the class each child gets some biscuits and it is advisable for parents to send a bottle of water for each child. Parents pick up their children after the service at 10:30.
- Kids Club: 3-13 year olds
We divide this group into two groups, Ignite (3-6’s) and Blaze (7-13’s).
We register the children from 8:45 where children come and get their names ticked off on our registration list and get a name badge. Children go into the main service with their parents for the first 2 worship songs after which they will leave with the Kids Volunteers to go to Kids Church.
During Kids Club we sing fun, active Christian songs. We then play some active, energetic fun games for the kids. We usually divide into two groups, boys and girls, and play competitive games. We have 5 rules during club: Listen to Your Leader, Whistle Means Silence, Stay in Your Seats, No Nasty Words and No Fighting.
This is the most important part of club: preaching time, where everyone comes together to hear the Bible story, told in an interactive fun way. After the Bible Story we have an object lesson where we want to bring across the main point of the story to the children in a way that is practical and applicable for them. We end by going through the memory verse and praying.
After preaching time the children go to their respective groups, Ignite or Blaze. During small groups the leaders will do some fun games with the children that are relevant to the lesson they are doing that day. They will also tell the children the Bible story again in an interactive fun way (e.g. puppets, acting it out, involving the children etc). At this time they will also learn the memory verse and pray together. Every week there is a craft activity so the children can have something to take home and remind them of the lesson.
After the service the parents come to collect the children at 10:30, but before they leave everyone gets a sweet, return their name badges and get a parent take-home sheet. The aim of the parent take-home sheet is to inform the parents of what their children learnt that day and provide some suggestions of ways to re-inforce the message at home.
We do have a separate child protection and discipline guideline which we will happily make available to you if you’d like to review these.
Thank you for entrusting your child to our kids church and we look forward to making disciples and making a difference in the lives of God’s children, including yours!