CHILDREN ARE IMPORTANT TO US

 

PUTTING GOD FIRST IS THE ULTIMATE AIM FOR DAVID AND MICHELLE PUGH, AND THAT’S HOW THEY LIVE – WITH GOD AS THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

 

David shares so vulnerably about how, in 2015, the family came under enormous pressure when his business came crashing down. “After some prayer time Mish and I decided that some things in life you can control and other things you can’t. We couldn’t control the next steps in our journey, but we could control the focus in our spiritual life,” he says. “That is when we went from weekend warriors to God first and last.”

David and Michelle are part of the amazing team of volunteers in CityHill Kids, where the children of our church come to worship, build community, and grow in their relationship with God.

God has worked in our lives and encouraged us to get involved, and we have loved every minute of kids’ ministry.”

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT MORE THAN HALF THE PEOPLE WHO WILL EVER BELIEVE IN CHRIST WILL DO SO BY THE AGE OF 12?

 

At CityHill Kids, we have the incredible opportunity to share God’s word with people whose hearts are the most open that they will ever be! From the age of two, we get to be part of creating the first thoughts and feelings they will ever have about Jesus, and we get to tell them the truth – that He is REAL and He LOVES them.

From the two-year-olds in Little Stars, through to the grade 6s who are almost ready to transition into Shift, the next stage of their Church life, the vision is the same: for children to encounter God, and to consistently grow closer to Him and more confident in their faith. Through dynamic worship, fun teaching, and connecting and building community in small groups, children are discipled and loved. Our volunteers serve by welcoming children at the check-in desk as they arrive, leading a small group, serving as part of the team that leads large group and worship times, or form part of our AV, sound and lighting crew.

For children who aren’t quite at CityHill Kids age, we have three amazing venues – a mothers’ room for feeding moms, the Littlies’ room for children from 12 to 18 months, and the Toddlers’ room, from 18 months until children join Little Stars at two. Here, too, volunteers serve as hosts who oversee the smooth running of the rooms and serve the parents and children using the facilities.

Firehouse, our junior youth, runs on Friday nights for children in grades 5 to 7 and relies on a team of young, energetic volunteers who act as role models for the youngsters in and around our church. The focus is on fun and providing a safe place for youngsters to hang out with others while discovering their identity in Christ and igniting a passion for Him!