Children's Ministry:

Sermon of the Week - July 15, 2018

Title: He Has Chosen Us! 
Theme:  God has chosen us to be his children. Proper 10 (15) Yr. B
Object::  A soccer ball or some other team sport object
Scripture:    Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. Ephesians 1:4-5 (NLT)

Do you like sports? What is your favorite sport? Baseball? Basketball? Soccer? Are you a good player? Not everyone is, you know. Today I want to tell you the story about a boy named Thomas.
Thomas looked up from his book as the teacher announced to the class, "It is time for recess and today, we are going to play softball. Jacob, you and Mary will be the team captains today."
"Oh no!" Thomas thought to himself, "that means that they will be choosing their teams and I will probably be one of the last one chosen -- as usual." As he stood with the other children on the playground, Thomas tried to pretend that it didn't bother him that one by one the other children were chosen and he was left behind. But, if the truth be known, it really hurt. "I wish that just once I could be the first one chosen" Thomas thought to himself.
I hope that this has never happened to you, but it probably has. It has happened to most of us. Surely there must be a better way to choose teams. I have an idea, why not have everyone stand in a line and number off 1-2-1-2-1-2 and then all of the ones could be on one team and all of the twos on the other. That way, no one would have to be the last one chosen.
Our Bible lesson today is about being chosen to be in the family of God. How would you like to be in God's family? Well, you can all be in God's family and you don't have to worry that you might be the last one chosen either. The Bible tells us that before he even made the world, God loved us and chose us. Before we were even born, God decided to adopt us into his own family.
Why would God want us to be in his family? Is it because we are so good and so wonderful? No, it is because HE is so good and so wonderful. We needed an eternal home, and he gave us a home in heaven. We needed someone to help us to grow and he is there to help us every day. We needed someone to love us and he loved us more than anyone ever could.
God has chosen us - now it is up to us to say, "Yes." When we confess our sin and put our trust in Jesus, we become God's adopted children and he makes everything work out according to his plan for us. I am so glad that God chose me to be a part of his family, aren't you?
Dear Father, thank you for choosing us and for sending your Son so that we could be a part of your family. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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

Children's Light Party Oct 2017: