kids ministry – the pride

THE PRIDE

Our Children’s ministry is called ‘The Pride’ for many reasons: God is proud of our children, we are proud of our children, and our desire is they become a tight knit team of brothers and sisters, living out their lives and serving God together.

Our hope is for them to grow as a generation of people, secure in their identity as sons and daughters of the King of Kings; knowing they are created to extend God’s Kingdom over the earth, and to understand they have value, no matter their age, in the present, and also into the future.

The Lion encapsulates this identity and our mascot – ‘Roary the Lion’ – is a fun expression of this for our children.

Each community within the KingsGate Church family runs the Pride ministry for kids slightly differently.

The Kingston AM and Ham communities have classes for different age groups, while the Kingston PM and Wimbledon Village don’t have separate Pride classes, but rather integrate children into the rest of the Sunday meetings with the adults.

LION CUBS
LION CUBS
Ages 2-4 yrs
(Kingston AM only)
LION CUBS
With this young group there is a lot of play but we still have structured lessons and children have moments of engaging with God - learning to listen and speak to God in prayer.
COURAGEOUS CUBS
COURAGEOUS CUBS
Ages 2-4 yrs
(Ham only)
COURAGEOUS CUBS
With this young group there is a lot of play but we still have structured lessons and children have moments of engaging with God - learning to listen and speak to God in prayer.
COOL CATZ
COOL CATZ
Ages 4-6 yrs
(Kingston AM & Ham)
COOL CATZ
In this group, the children develop further, deepening their understanding of the different topics covered - the aim always for the children to be growing in relationship with Jesus.
LIONHEARTS
LIONHEARTS
Ages 6-8 yrs
(Kingston AM & Ham)
LIONHEARTS
This is a lively group where the children are exploring their faith at deeper levels, and they are encouraged to pray for one another and memorise scripture.
CONQUERORS
CONQUERORS
Ages 8-11 yrs
(Kingston AM & Ham)
CONQUERORS
The Conquerors are encouraged to begin looking beyond themselves and and to set an example for the younger kids. Their lessons are designed to stretch them, and to encourage them to start to walk out their own individual relationship with Jesus covering topics such as personal devotions. They have plenty of fun with competitive games interspersed within their lesson plans.

MORE INFO

We follow a rotating 3 year curriculum across much of The Pride covering many aspects of our faith such as Creation, Salvation, Evangelism, The Holy Spirit, Worship, Faithfulness, Peace and Patience.  These are aimed at growing our children within each group to have a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and how they can walk in relationship with Him. Alongside this we also encourage the children to be involved in all parts of Worship within Kingsgate. Once a month the children worship along with their parents in our main meeting for Family Worship, and twice a month we run Roar Kids Worship where all the children gather to worship together, in these moments the children have opportunities to pray for each other, and to share before going back into their individual classes.

  • People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. …  And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.  

    Mark 10:13-16 (NIV)

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