The Kidz Klub ministry takes place at the Winn Gardens estate at Middlewood. Many children have had links with us over several years through missions, holiday clubs and the weekly visiting and Kidz Klub sessions. These sessions are held in the community Pavilion at the heart of the estate. Children from Kidz Klub are also encouraged to come to church for the Easter Eggstravaganza and summer holiday clubs.
Kidz Klub runs on Mondays in term time, 4pm – 5.30pm for primary school children. The small group size, usually between 4 and 12 children with 3 leaders, enables us to use lots of games, stories, crafts and drama to engage with the children in a very personal way and build up strong relationships. The teaching, worship time and spiritual input are very interactive, and the evangelism is relationship-based. We have recently made links with The Oakes Christian Centre where children can attend weekend or holiday-time camps, learning about the gospel as well as doing lots of different activities.
We use Urban Saints material as the basis for the sessions, with one leader planning and 2 others helping to deliver each session. We try to make bible stories and characters relevant to the issues the children face in their lives and share how our faith affects different aspects of our own lives.
Our prayer is that God’s grace and power will touch people’s lives, families will come to faith and that our presence, being church, in the community (in the broadest sense) will be a catalyst for community transformation in all kinds of ways.