Homeless in Lockdown

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For most of us, lockdown came with a silver lining – homes to be locked down in!  Not so, for a number of people in our communities for whom homelessness is a daily reality. Prior to lockdown cession|community, a Wesleyan Church in the eastern suburbs of Auckland became involved with the work of Humanity NZ. Humanity NZ ministers to the homeless in the Auckland CBD through the provision of food, clothing and support to get off the street. When the call went out for assistance, cultivate|kids, the children’s ministry for cession|community, answered. Families were in lockdown but here was something … Read More

Tackling the Challenge of Connecting with Kids

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With the beginning of lockdown due to COVID 19 churches are scrambling to work out how to still provide a children’s ministry to their youngest members. Here is a list of great online services that are providing teaching and activities. Don’t forget the children in your ministries still need a personal touch. Whilst we can not visit them during this time – try to connect them via phone, skype, zoom etc. Children love talking to people on the computer. Go! Kids Church Online https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS6wSXc3q-JwZNWbuNmjRuQ Spyence Bible Lessons https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YLudfuUE3LUvvjV-Qsh6A Ministry to Kids https://ministry-to-children.com/online-ministry-when-church-is-cancelled/ A great article about staying connected with Sunday … Read More