Welcome to Kids' Space!
At Cornerstone, we want children to be an important part of our church family.
Kids' Space is our ministry to children on Sunday mornings at Community Church, and aims to introduce and develop children's understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We long to see the children among us become life-long disciples of Jesus, through the work of the Spirit.
Kids' Space runs different age-specific groups, named around a building theme — suggesting lives built on the foundation of Jesus Christ, our cornerstone.
The classrooms which are used for all ages of Kids' Space are located to the left of the main hall.
The main hall has a fully fenced outdoor area to one side, which is perfect for children to run around in after the service.
Location of classrooms at Riccarton High School
Our lessons are centred on the Bible and our activities aim to point to what God is saying to us through His word. A range of interactive games and activities are used to help the children learn important truths about God and His world.
In 2017 both Crèche and the Primary aged children are taught using The Gospel Project curriculum.
Saskia van der Wal co-ordinates Kids' Space and helps to ensure children, caregivers and leaders are well cared for and resourced.
Our leaders and helpers are carefully chosen members of Cornerstone, with the majority being from our Campus Church congregation. You can recognise the leaders each Sunday by their coloured lanyards.
Cornerstone prioritises the safety of the children who attend our programs. All of our regular leaders are vetted through the New Zealand Police, and also sign Cornerstone's Child Protection Policy specific to the group they will be caring for. Regular leaders are committed to regular training in both teaching and child safety principles. The following are our current Children's Ministry policies:
- Child Protection Policy & Procedures
- Creche (Pebbles) at Cornerstone Community Church
- Kids (Rocks, Blocks and Beams) at Cornerstone Community Church
- Creche at 'Connect Women'
- Youth at Cornerstone
If anyone does have any concerns relating to child safety, they can report them to one of our Safe Ministry Supervisors (currently Lydia Oliver and Doreen Marshall), who will make sure the matter is dealt with appropriately.
We'd love you and your child(ren) to come and visit us — we hope you'll be convinced that Kids' Space a great place for your children!
If you would like to know more, please contact Saskia van der Wal.