are a fundamental part of the life, ministry and heart of Bethlehem Community Church.

Each weekend at Kids Alive your child can be part of an exciting and active environment that teaches biblical truths, Godly values and life skills at an age-appropriate level. We meet at the same time as the service, for all children from kindergarten through to intermediate age. The Children’s Ministry exists to complement and encourage families in their primary role of nurturing their children in the Christian faith as they grow in knowing, loving and serving God.

Kids Alive is values driven, child-targeted, user friendly and creatively wired.

Kids Alive aims to be…

HANDS ON as children explore faith (discipleship)

HANDS TOGETHER as they enjoy friendship (fellowship)

HANDS OPEN as the children talk about their faith (evangelism)

HANDS UP as they discover and use their talents (worship)

Hence our logo – KIDS ALIVE! Hands on God Stuff

Our team of volunteers are excited about Jesus and seek to communicate his love to children. They are approved by the leadership team and receive training and supervision to ensure a safe and caring environment for your child.

We understand that children are individuals and so provide a variety of different activities to help children learn about and experience Jesus at their own speed and level. Our teaching methods vary and may include games, crafts, interactive activities, outings, guests, drama, video, sound & puppets to make lasting impressions. We take a major theme, eg. Honesty, Easter, Friendship etc, and explore it over several weeks; each week from a different perspective.

Children’s Ministry leader  Ruth Baines 027 964 9611                                                 Email:

For more information ask any of our leaders, or phone the church office on (07) 579 1600.


mainly-musicMainly Music

Started in 1990 Mainly music is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their young child. Through out the morning children develop motor skills, language, imagination, maths and pre-reading skills and socialise with others.

Each mainly Music group is associated with and run by volunteers from a local church.

Enrolment is necessary – For further details please contact the church office



Quality Assurance!

From May 2007 we have been officially recognised as being Kids Friendly.

Kids Friendly is an initiative of the Presbyterian Church aimed to assist and resource churches to provide for the needs of children and families.
Over a period of several months we underwent an audit and self-appraisal process.

Now it’s great to have confirmed what we already know about our commitment to children and families. Praise the Lord!

To find out more about the Kids Friendly initiative, click here to visit their website.