Kids Friendly is the children's ministry office of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Kids Friendly coaches aim to equip, encourage and resource churches to intentionally minister to children and families in their communities. Being "Kids Friendly" is an ethos and value that is expressed and embraced by the whole congregation.
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Our Kids Friendly Mission:
To cultivate churches with a heart for ministering to children and families.
Our Kids Friendly Vision:
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.
Find a Kids Friendly Church
Presbyterian and Uniting churches may opt to review their “Kids Friendly-ness” using the Kids Friendly self-review resource and process. A list of current Kids Friendly churches from Cape Reinga to the Bluff can be found here. Find a Kids Friendly church
Kids Friendly Churches have:
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
Join the Kids Friendly Network of Churches
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) 585-4008
Fax - (09) 524-5379
Mobile - 027 210-3784
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Rev Robin Humphreys
Kids Friendly Coach (part-time)
Mobile - 027 561 3373
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Toledo Place, Mt Pleasant, Christchurch 8081