Kids

WELCOME TO CONNECT KIDS

We as a church love and value children. We see the power of raising children who know and love God and we want to support families in this exciting adventure. We do not see ourselves as a replacement to a parent’s input in the child’s life, but rather provide Christian community, good role models and Godly influence through our programmes, teaching, relationship and worship.

NEW TO THE CHURCH?

If you are joining us for the first time then please come say hello at the info desk. It is the big hall as you walk in to the courtyard. If you are just visiting, we will give your child a sticker with their name and your emergency contact number on. If you are wanting to come every week, then kindly complete an information card.

WHERE WE MEET ON SUNDAYS
Meadowridge

Meadowridge

The 10am Meadowridge meeting (at 136 Ladies Mile Road) is a vibrant, contemporary service that is 100% family oriented, with Youth Church and Kids Church running simultaneously to the main service.

We meet around the Bible, learning valuable lessons from God’s word. We sing, enjoy community and have fun doing this!

Muizenberg

Muizenberg

The 9:30am Muizenberg congregation (Corner of Main & School Rd,
Muizenberg, Cape Town) meet next door to the CCFM Radio Station. Kids are escorted across the road after the congregation has worshiped in song and are fetched by parents at the end of the service at 11:00am.

HOW CAN YOUR KIDS CONNECT?

Meadowridge campus only.  Pre-school to Grade 5 follow the same syllabus with the level being adjusted for the various age groups.

2 - 3 years old?

Little Stars

Our  “Little Stars”  spend the morning in one of the pre-school venues at the church, where they have access to a sandpit and large jungle gym, swings, etc.  The venue is secure.  The morning consists of free play, a Bible story, singing and craft time. We follow The Gospel Project curriculum.  There are two adults on duty each week, as well as young adult helper.  Moms and dads are most welcome to stay with little ones who are reluctant to be left on their own.

4 - 6 years old?

Little Champs

This group is fondly known as the “Little Champs.” These little ones have access to a secure, shaded play area with a jungle gym .  As the children arrive, they enjoy a time of free play, either outside or on the mat.  Mat time includes hearing a Bible story, singing songs and praying. We follow The Gospel Project curriculum. Thereafter they are given activities and crafts to do, which they are encouraged to take home.  There are two adult teachers there each week, as well as an additional helper.

Grade 1 - 5?

Elevate

Sundays (Meadowrdige Campus)

These classes meet in different areas around the church.  Although the same syllabus is followed by all the grades, the crafts may vary to accommodate the different ages. We follow The Gospel Project curriculum. Children in these classes enjoy the Bible story and craft time in their various venues, and for the last 20 minutes of the morning all grades congregate in the south hall for a time of praise and worship.

Fridays ( Meadowridge Campus)

From 5:45PM to 7:15PM kids enjoy a creative, action packed, evening which revolves around a fun theme. This includes games, activities & relationship building. Kids have the chance to build community, in a safe environment, under leadership (made up of pastors & voluntary staff).

Grade 6 - 7?

Impact

Sundays (Meadowridge Campus)

Our pre-teens meet in the “Den,” and enjoy chatting over a mug of tea and biscuits when they arrive.  The morning consists of praise and worship, Bible teaching and informal discussions in smaller groups.

Fridays (Meadowridge Campus)

From 7:30PM to 9:00PM kids enjoy a creative, action packed, evening which revolves around a fun theme. This includes games, activities & relationship building. Kids have the chance to build community, in a safe environment, under leadership (made up of pastors & voluntary staff).

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TESTIMONIES

THE TEAM

jolene-sm

Jolene has been part of the pastoral team at Connect Church since 2000, and is the pastor with responsibility for our Children’s Ministry – a long-time passion of hers. From cooking large quantities of scrambled eggs on kids’ camps to facilitating special children’s church services, Jolene’s heart for kids’ ministry is apparent wherever she goes...

Jolene Bonney

Children
Linda-sm

Linda recently joined the team at Connect to work in kids' ministry alongside Jolene, the children's pastor. Being an ex school teacher, she has a passion for children, and also an interest in equipping parents. She continues to teach on a part time basis in Capricorn where she assists second language learners with reading and literacy skills.

Linda Anderson

Children


FURTHER READING

Resources for parents

  • ‘TAKE TIME TO MAKE TIME’ “Just as we are strategic about ensuring that our children get the best opportunities, I want to suggest that we need to be even more strategic and determined when it comes to building their relationship with the Lord, and teaching......

  • ‘GENEROSITY’ Raising children to be generous with their time is just as challenging, considering the busy lives that we and our children lead. In our desire to give our children the best that we can, to equip them to cope with the demands on them,......

  • ‘WHAT THE TECH IS GOING ON?’ This was the topic of a presentation I attended in the week by a local play therapist. She was discussing the fact that with children and parents spending more and more time on technological devices, there is less and......

IDEAS FOR FAMILY DEVOTIONS

We have found these great books to recommend

Jesus-Wants-All-of-Me

Adapted and Illustrated by Phil A. Smouse.
A children’s version of ‘My utmost for His highest’ ideal for foundation phase children.

NIV-Adventure-Bible-Book-of-Devotions

A years devotions for boys and girls. Applying scriptures to relevant issues that children face. See www.zonderkidz.com for other good reads for children.

The-Jesus-Storybook-Bible

A wonderfully written Bible Story. Great for pre-preschoolers, enjoyed by adults too.

What-the-Bible-is-Actually-About

Based on the best selling classic by Henrietta Mears
This is a great Bible Study tool to help children understand what the Bible is all about. Excellent teaching, great illustrations and wonderfully easy to use.