Northgate K.I.D.S

K.I.D.S

Stands for Kids in Divine Service and is our Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry at Northgate. We have three areas that children can get involved with on Sunday Mornings.

Creche (Birth-­ 5yrs old) “Raindrops”

Raindrops take so many different forms. They have the potential to refresh, to cleanse, to stop drought. They also have the potential to cause flooding and completely change the land and it’s surrounds. What if we could give our children the chance to do the same? No matter what age our children are, they have the potential to change our world, and make it more like God’s Kingdom. They have the potential to refresh people, excite people and bring people out of the drought in their life, through the hope in Jesus! “Raindrops” will be our new name for “Creche” in 2015

Isaiah 45:8-­‐ “Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.”

Infants (Kindergarten-­ Year 2)“Ripples”

Ripples are defined as: a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by a slight breeze or an object dropping into it. I’d love to see our children at Northgate Church grow into becoming “Ripples”. I can see them being that rock that drops into the vast lake and causes ripples that last a life time…that are never ending and are driven by their love, passion and thirst for Jesus and living a life like His! I can see them being the ripples in our world that have a bright future-­‐ who bring hope and joy to others! “Ripples” will be our new name for Infants in 2015

Jeremiah 29:11-­‐ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Primary (Year 3‐6) “Waves”

Waves are beautiful, breathtaking and constant. Each magnificent wave builds up its energy to reach its highest point, then curls over to strike the rocks and the sand with an almighty force and strength. Look at the whole process of a wave-­‐ it is formed, it grows, it reaches a peak, it crashes, echoes into other waves and effects it’s surroundings. Relate this to our children-­‐ our children will start somewhere, reach a peak, crash, learn some lessons, make some mistakes, have some wins, have some losses, and start again. It’s a journey and a process and by having their foundations firmly panted in God, no matter how many waves they ride, they will be perfected over time in His image-­‐ and they can help others to experience this journey with God along the way. How exciting! “Waves” will be our new name for Primary in 2015

Isaiah 51:15 “For I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea and its waves roar (the LORD of hosts is His name)