Families play a huge role in raising up children to have a real and meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. The family is the place where daily patterns are learned, and where faith comes alive. Parenting can however be fraught with twists and turns; with the unexpected and the frightening.
At Kortright we promise to walk beside you as a church community as you raise your child or children. We are also always here to talk and pray with you about concerns and struggles and rejoice with you during times of celebration.
We are here to support families by building community for children and youth from birth to high school. Through Sunday school, summer programs, mid-week Junior and Senior youth programs, retreats, intentional mentoring, and leadership training, the important business of building relationships, modeling Christian leadership, and loving your kid(s) happens.
Our nursery care is available for children aged 0-3 years during our Sunday service. The nursery provides a safe and welcoming place for children to play and discover in community with experienced childcare volunteers who regularly attend Kortright. You can read our full nursery protocols here: Children’s Page.
Our Sunday School is available for children in grades K-6. We encourage families with Sunday School aged children to start the morning by staying together in the sanctuary for musical worship. A slide will cue children and leaders when to move to the East Pod for Sunday School.
Kortright uses the Hyfi cirriculum for Sunday School. This curriculum teaches the truthes of Scripture in a way that helps kids understand their identity in Christ. We believe that this curriculum will help kids to develop a character that is rooted in Biblical truths.
We have small groups that meet weekly and socially distanced in-person gatherings once a month. Check out the Youth Page for full details and to register. We are in the planning stages of sharing a Youth Service early in 2024 where our young people in conjunction with the appropriate staff will develop a worship service where they take responsibility for all aspects that Sunday.
Children are a valuable part of our church family, and need an opportunity to learn how to worship. This involves learning to settle their spirits in God’s presence (Psalm 131).
Now that worship has begun to normalize with in person services we plan to re-introduce our Family Worship experiences. This will mean worship is structured in such a way to promote the inclusion of children in worship. Our prayer is that this will entail participation as well as music, prayer and teaching that is inclusive of their needs. Read more about Worshipping with Children.
For more information about Family Ministries, please contact email@example.com.