Children’s Ministry

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 in Events, Featured Content, Vehicles - Ministries

Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist in the late 1800’s said the following: “If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!”

He understood the principle of Proverbs 22:6 which says:
“Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Jesus did not turn children away, knowing that a loving touch from Him would encourage them to follow Him wholeheartedly.

So come Sunday morning at Lighthouse, at least one fifth of the congregation will be of the age 13 and younger.

This very energetic, eager bunch are signed in by their parents at two different stations:

The preschoolers up to grade 00, we call them Gloworms, go to their classroom, where they stay for the morning. Our aim for this group is to teach them that God loves them and takes care of them. They enjoy a morning of fun and play with stories and activities. We have a group of fantastic volunteers that look after our little ones. They give of their time and LOTS of energy to ensure these little treasures are happy, safe and content.

The older group, is split into two age groups, Glokids (Grade 0 to Grade 3) and Glozone (Grade 4 to Grade 7)

Our aim for Glokids is to teach the children that God loves them, that He is their friend and to encourage them to share God’s love with their friends.

Our aim for Glozone is for the children to understand the importance of salvation and to be able to apply their faith to real life situations and to know that God and His Word are relevant to their lives.

Glokids and Glozone are signed in by their parents or guardians at the Glokids classroom. They then go up to the main hall to join the rest of the congregation for worship. After worship, they join together once again for refreshments and a short time of prayer, whereafter the two groups split and either stay or go off to their classroom for activities and discussions aimed specifically at their age group.

Once again we have a group of amazing volunteers that look after Glokids and Glozone. They love, teach and equip our young ones to face the challenges of daily life and encourage them to reach out to others and to live out their faith in practical ways.

So as you drop your child off at Children’s church on Sunday, know that they are not just babysat, but that they are being impacted by God’s word and His Spirit just as much as you are.

If this is an area of ministry where you feel you would like to get involved in, please contact Lee on 084 2096031.