All-age services and activities
The MCG Children’s Ministry team believes passionately that we as adult Christians not only have something precious to share with our children, but also that children have so much that they can teach us about the love of God, faith in Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit.
For this reason, we are not only committed to resourcing dedicated times of teaching and learning with children in groups parallel to what happens in church for adults, but also those times when Christians of all ages and at all stages of faith worship and learn together.
We believe that if we take Jesus’ words about children and the Kingdom of God seriously, then a shared pilgrimage of faith is a vital experience for adults and children alike, as we learn from each other how to be true disciples of Jesus Christ. For this reason, the MCG Children’s Ministry team is very committed to providing ideas and material for ‘good’ all-age worship in church services or for whenever the whole family of God comes together as an inclusive community.
Each week, parents and caregivers bring their children for a two hour session of music, rhyme, movement, listening, deliverance prayers and more. The adults also participate in the session, and in fact, it is vital that they do so, because this encourages the children to enter into the actions and singing.
At this session, adults and children are given snacks and refreshments. This allows time for children to enjoy each others company, and to develop social skills. It also allows those adults who don’t have a wide circle of friends to be introduced to others who have young children and they are therefore able to support each other.