Kids Friendly is an initiative of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa that recognises the vital contribution children and families make to healthy congregations and aims to equip churches to intentionally minister to children and families. The Kids Friendly Coaches offers advice, training, coaching and “best practice” resources to all Presbyterian and Uniting churches.
To cultivate churches with a heart for ministering to children and families.
We see churches welcoming, valuing, nurturing and celebrating children
We see children experiencing the love of Christ as congregations relate to them and include them in every aspect of the faith community
We see children using their gifts and ministering to us in our churches
We see friendships between old and young flourishing, facilitated and encouraged
We see churches filled with children and families every day of the week, experiencing the love of Christ as they are served by Christians.
We see well trained and resourced children’s leaders being valued as ministers, included in strategic planning groups, prayed for, affirmed, encouraged and allowed to fly.
We see a network of churches committed to ministering to children, sharing their experiences, resources and ideas and encouraging each other.
A Heart for Children
Kids Friendly Sundays
Valued Children’s Ministry Leaders
A Safe and Healthy Environment
A Commitment to Self Review
A Kids Friendly Minister
If you are committed to intentionally ministering to children and families, we encourage you to join the Kids Friendly Network. Network members receive a Kids Friendly best practice manual (including access to over 30 resources) and regular Kids Friendly news of children’s ministry training events and resources. They can also access advice and training from the Kids Friendly coaches and receive “Hands On”, our Kids Friendly newsletter packed full of inspirational stories from our churches. You may also opt to work to become a Kids Friendly Church by reviewing your church’s ministry to children using the Kids Friendly Self-Review resource and process.
Kids Friendly Coach (National)
Telephone - (09) 585-0959
Fax - (09) 575-4827
Mobile - 027 210-3784
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
100 St Heliers Bay Road, Auckland 1071
Kids Friendly Advisor Synod of Otago and Southland
Telephone - (03) 476-3932
Mobile - 027 4896153
Email - email@example.com
14 Honeystone Street, Helensburgh, Dunedin 9010
Kids Friendly Advisor Te Aka Puaho
Telephone - (07) 308-6116
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org