“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14).
The Children’s Ministry at Stoke Church begins with building biblical foundations in infants and preschoolers and culminates in guiding older children to Christ. We Believe: God has a concern for children (learning and discipleship).Children can have a relationship with God (evangelism) Children have a responsibility to others (missions) Scripture reveals that children are special to Jesus. “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14).
There was never a time when Jesus turned children away. He always welcomed and included them in His ministry, just as He did with adults. As Jesus was concerned with children, so should the local church. The church is to be a place where children are welcomed and trained in the truths of the Bible. Jesus viewed children as a valuable part of the kingdom of God. Therefore, the church must strive for and fulfill this vision of Jesus.
Welcome to the Children’s Ministries Department. Here you will find Information, Ideas, Inspiration and Innovation. Come and see what the Lord has in store for the children.
VISION: Children Growing in Christ
WHAT WE DO
Children’s Ministries’ aims to develop the faith of children from birth to 14 years, by providing Multiple Ministries throughout the whole year that will train and lead children to Jesus and disciple them in their daily walk with Him. [CM Leaders Handbook 2005]
Bring your children to Sabbath School, Children’s Choir, Camp meeting, and all the Children focussed activities. Get involved as volunteers to help us teach, support and create resources for the children to learn in a loving way how to love the Lord.
We need teachers to come and join us in the Children’s Sabbath School and at other times to teach, supervise and support our children in all the activities.
We need volunteers to help in the Children’s Ministries multiple ministries so that we can have the right staff ratio for the children as we provide creative ways for helping them learn about the love of God.