Psalm 36:7-9 How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They feast on the abundance of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.
The goal of Hope Children’s ministry is to take scriptures such as this and lay foundations of Truth within children from 0-12years.
Our hope is that our children can grasp and experience the steadfast love of God and know they can shelter under His protective arms. We want them to learn to ﬁll their minds and spirits with the wisdom, gifts and treasure of His house and receive refreshment from the River of God’s delights. If they can see and believe and know God the Father to be the fountain of Life, His Son Jesus to be the light of the world and Holy Spirit to be active and ever present then we may have come close to helping nurture and release them in the Kingdom of God.
Hope Children are as much a part of Hope Tauranga as any other age group, we don’t believe that they need to be in a ‘holding pattern’ until they reach a certain age that allows them to participate in “real church”.
Our desire is that Hope Children’s ministry would function in a Holy Spirit active environment where the children learn to pray, listen, receive, minister, develop the gifts of the Holy Spirit and like Jesus “increase in wisdom and in stature and in favour with God and man.”
Every Sunday Morning
(Creche for 0-2 also available Sunday Mornings)