Children's Ministry:


SERMON OF THE WEEK  - September 23, 2018

Title:  The Key to Greatness

Theme: True greatness comes in serving others. Proper 20/Ordinary 25, Year B

Object: A key ring with a lot of keys.

Scripture: Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all." Mark 9:35 (NIV)

Look at this key ring! Have you ever seen so many keys? They come in all different shapes and sizes. Which of these keys do you think is the most important? Well, if I want to get into my house, this would be the most important key. If I wanted to drive my car, this key would be the most important. Look at this little tiny key. Surely it couldn't be very important. Unless, of course, I needed to get into my locked suitcase. Then it would be pretty important!

It would be pretty silly to argue about which of these keys is the most important, wouldn't it? How about people? Have you ever heard people arguing among themselves about which of them is the greatest? I have! You might be surprised to know that even Jesus' disciples had such an argument. One day the disciples were walking along the road with Jesus and they began arguing among themselves. Jesus overheard them, and when they got to the place where they were going, he asked, "What were you arguing about on the road?" The disciples suddenly got very quiet. They were embarrassed because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.

Jesus sat down and called his disciples to him. "If anyone wants to be first," he said, "he must be the very last, and be the servant of everyone else."

Now that wasn't exactly what the disciples wanted to hear. They were hoping to hear Jesus say that they were going to have a position of great importance in his kingdom. Instead, Jesus called a little child over to him a took him in his arms. "Anyone who welcomes one of these little children also welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me, also welcomes the one who sent me."

If I were to ask you, "Who is the greatest person who ever lived?" What would your answer be? Would you name a famous athlete? A movie star? A world leader? I think we would all agree that Jesus Christ was the greatest person who ever lived. Why? Because, although he was God, he gave up all of his divine privileges and became a servant.

There are a lot of keys on my key ring. One key you won't find on this key ring is the key to greatness. The key to greatness is to have a servant's heart. A heart like Jesus.

Heavenly Father, give us a servant's heart. A heart like Jesus. In his name we pray. Amen.

 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

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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

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Christmas Quiz 2017-  Click for here Quiz presentations

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