Children's Ministry:

Hello all.
There is no bible study session this Saturday.
This is due to the church annual fair on the same day.
Please read and prepare your lessons for Sunday.
Sermon4kids below.
Have a Great week.
God Bless..  Ros

SERMON OF THE WEEK  -  November 18, 2018

Title:  Who Can You Believe?

Theme: Jesus warns us to watch for false leaders who would deceive us. - Proper 28(33) Year B

Object:  You could show some products that make unbelievable claims..

Scripture:    Jesus said to them: "Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and will deceive many. Mark 13:5-6 (NIV)

Do you often watch television? If you do, you probably notice that about fifteen minutes out of every hour are taken up by commercials. Many of these commercials make some unbelievable claims to try to persuade you to purchase their products. How many of the claims in these commercials are actually true. Many of us think, "If they said it on television, it must be true" but is it? Here are some examples of false advertising claims that might make you have second thoughts about that.

* A chewing gum company claimed to have germ-killing ingredients. Consumers sued the maker of the gum arguing that the gum had no germ-killing properties. The courts agreed and the company had to pay $6 million dollars to reimburse customers who had purchased the gum.

* A popular brand of yogurt claimed that it had scientifically proven nutritional benefits. The courts forced the company to pay up to $45 million in damages to consumers who bought the yogurt because of their health claims.

* One of my favorite breakfast cereals made an advertising claim that their cereal would help boost children's immunity from disease. They also claimed that the cereal improved kids' attentiveness by nearly 20%. The Federal Trade Commission found out that clinical studies showed that only 1-in-9 kids had that kind of improvement -- and half the kids weren't affected at all.

* A well-known brand of athletic shoes recently claimed that their shoes would help users burn calories. The sneakers cost about $100 and many who bought them claim that instead of helping them to burn calories, they actually caused them to have injuries. They are seeking $5 million in damages from the company.

Those are just a few examples of false advertising claims. It is good for us to examine the truthfulness of the claims in advertisements, but it is even more important for us to look at the truthfulness of those who claim to be our spiritual leaders. Jesus warned about that in today's Bible lesson. Jesus was sitting with his disciples near the temple in Jerusalem when he said to them, "Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah.' They will deceive many people."

Jesus went on to warn his disciples about some of the things that people would claim were signs of the end of the world. "You will hear about wars and stories of wars to come. Don't be afraid, these things happen, but the end is not yet here. There will be earthquakes and many people will go hungry, but this is just the beginning."

How do we test the truthfulness of advertising claims? For one thing, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! But how do we test the truthfulness of our spiritual leaders? The best way is to compare their claims to the teachings of Jesus. Do their teachings agree with what Jesus taught? If not, we should read the Bible and ask God to help us to understand the teachings of Jesus. Another way is through prayer. When in doubt, ask God to help you determine what is true and what is not.

Heavenly Father, Jesus warned us about false teachers. Help us to read your Word and understand its teachings so that we will not be easily misled. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Kids Friendly E-News

October 2018
The Kids Friendly team sends our greetings from the PCANZ General Assembly 2018, being held this week in Christchurch! Our team has been busy having great conversations around the wonderful things God is doing in children and families ministry across the country. Please feel encouraged in the ministry that you are joining God in doing. Send us your stories and the ways you see God working in your communities as you minister to and with children and families. In this edition, you will find some helpful resources around ‘Alternatives to Halloween’ celebrations, as well as some great resources to consider as you prepare for Advent! As always, we want to highlight quality training events….so, check below to see if any are in your area!
Blessings from your Kids Friendly team – Robin, Cheryl and Julie        

Halloween Alternative
Are you thinking of organising an alternative event for Halloween?
An All Saints Party or something similar is a great way to engage the children in your children's ministry and possibly wider community. Our resource Organising an Alternative to Halloween has some ideas that can assist you with your planning.
Organising an Alternative to Halloween
The Strandz website , also has an overview of some great resources.
 Spark Plus Event

“Ho ho ho! Christmas is coming, there is no denying it :) If you are in Auckland, come along to the Sparks Plus "All things Advent and Christmas event". A smorgasbord of great ideas to help you prepare for the silly season. Wednesday 24th Oct, Carey Baptist College, Penrose. 7:15-9:15pm. $5 - what a bargain! To register:
Further Advent Preparation...
Have you seen
The Advent Tree
produced by the Baptist Children and Family Ministries Team? This is a great time to order this resource for your Children's Ministry and alert your Children's Ministry families, who may like to also order the resource. Our Friends at Strandz have a great collection of resources
The Illustrated Children's Ministry website has a selection of Advent Resources available after 15 October, that you may like to check out and order.    
And of course, the Kids Friendly website has a wonderful collection of resources that can help you as you think ahead to this beautiful season.
He waka eke noa: Scripture Union Children’s Ministry Survey 2018
Every two years SUNZ produces a research project examining children's ministry in Aotearoa. We publish a small booklet with a summary of our findings. You may have seen our daffodil yellow 2016 edition! We are excited to announce that our 2018 findings will be ready to launch in early October.
If you participated in the 2018 survey you will automatically receive a free copy in the mail. If you or your church were not part of the survey, but would like to receive a copy there are two options:
Read it online when it is available at
Or add your details to this form and then wait by your letterbox!
A huge thank you to all who participated. This survey is your story.
Kia ora rawa atu, Annette Osborne    
Recent Finds!
The Kids Friendly Team and friends often come across great websites and interesting reads to assist you in Children's Ministry.  As we do, we will feature them in our latest E-news, and then post them on the website so that you can refer back to them.
Thanks Cate for  alerting us to this really interesting article:

 Dear friend in just three weeks time we are holding our "Special to God" Training day on Sat, 11th August  This training day is aimed at helping you minister to and meet the needs of special kids.
This is a repeat of the seminar held in March as there has been such large demand for it. to find out more click this link Special to God Brochure

Register today by completing the online registration Special to God  Registration form click here

We look forward to receiving your completed registration forms or if you have any questions please contact

June 2018

As we move into the colder months of the year, there are plenty of reasons to gather together!  Our ‘Love Reaches Out’ Art & Writing Competition is a great reason to gather in your pre-schoolers to Year 8’s for a creative time together while exploring the theme: ‘Caring for Our World’. We are gearing up to offer another Transformers Camp, in Ngaruawahia, 24-26 August. On the same weekend, Presbytery Central will be offering a similar camp in Taranaki (more details below).

There are also many other quality training events being offered across the country throughout the Winter. In this edition, find all the current information about our upcoming Safety W.O.F. Trainings, as well as information on Scripture Union ‘Way2Go’ Conferences and ‘Intergenerational Faith’ Events with specialist Beth Barnett. We’ve also included some ideas on ways to celebrate Matariki together as a church family…another reason to gather together in these cold months!

Blessings from your Kids Friendly team –

Robin, Cheryl and Julie

Children Ministry Activities:


Children's Ministry Training days at CBM

With this in mind CBM is offering a number of Saturday Training days throughout the year with three of these being in the first term
#1 FIRST THINGS FIRST Sat February 24th 9.00 am to 3.30 pm
#2 SPECIAL TO GOD Sat March 24th 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
#3 MINISTRY TO YOUNG CHILDREN Sat April 7th 9.00 to 3.30 pm
#4 HOW TO ... Sat May 12th 9.00 am to 3.30 pm
#5 TOOL TIME Sat June 23rd 9.00 am to 3.30 pm
#6 MASTER STORY TELLING 8th September 9.00 am to 3.30 pm

You may view the full message HERE

All training is held at the CBM training center and Book Shop 9 Walters Road Mt Eden AUCKLAND

Click here for Full details of these training days and Registration forms


Registrations are now open for WAY2GO 2018 | Our Children's Ministry Conference is coming this May/June:    Click here to register

 Children's Christmas X-Mas Tree Dec 2017

Christmas Quiz 2017-  Click for here Quiz presentations

Children's Light Party Oct 2017: