Haere mai! 

We want to see kids belonging to a strong and nurturing faith community where they can participate in our worship life together and come to know and experience a loving God. We are all about helping families with children to form a growing and lasting faith through our fun Bible based teaching, our worship practices, key events and celebrations, family friendly services and programmes, resources for parents and supports for family life. 

Being intergenerational is a key value so we seek to engage all generations in the life of the church. During services we have spaces for families with young children (family area) as well as a parent’s room for those nursing little ones. All ages participate in communion, baptisms and dedications and we hold regular All-Age Services.


Rock of Life

After being in the main service for some time we move out and gather our school-aged children together in the Reima Centre. We have community time, games, songs, stories, craft and activities. Our lesson plans follow the preaching series of the church. Our leaders are dedicated, and we ensure that safety is paramount for everyone. 

Parents are required to sign in their children at the Hope Kids table before the services begin and will need to collect and sign them out at the end of the service. 


The creche is found in the lounge across from the auditorium. It is staffed after community time at the morning services. Enter through the safety gates and sign in your children on the form provided. Parents often stay with their very little ones, however children up to the age of four can be left in our care. Please let a Supervisor know where to find you should the need arise. At the end of the service, come and collect your children and sign them out before you leave. 

For those with young babies, a parent room is available for feeding, changing or quieting your baby. You will find the room opposite the creche. A speaker system is available inside so caregivers can continue to hear the service. 


Playgroup – Tuesdays 9:30am

Playgroup for caregivers with babies and preschoolers under 5. A great way to meet other mums in a relaxed setting. Morning tea provided.

Contact: Charlotte Cameron // charlotte.cameron@hopechurch.net.nz

Cost: Gold coin donation

Templeton Tots – Wednesdays

Templeton Tots Playgroup meets 9-11am on a Wednesday at Templeton Community Centre on Kirk Road in Templeton. It’s a place for the kids to get together and play and for parents/ caregivers to have a chat and get to know each other.

Contact: Charlotte Cameron // charlotte.cameron@hopechurch.net.nz

Mainly Music – Thursdays 10am

Fun, interactive music and movement sessions for young children under 5 years and their caregivers. Afterwards, enjoy a cuppa, morning tea, play and chat time.

Contact: Leanne Hall // leanne.hall@hopechurch.net.nz

Cost: $3 per session

ICONZ for Boys – Thursdays

ICONZ is an action, adventure, activity and values-based programme for boys aged 8-13. ICONZ allows boys to be boys. It is faith, blood, mud, fire, water, speed, smash and build. Our boys enjoy a wide range of action, fun, games, life skills, leadership and competition. Learn More…

To find out what else is on, check out our event calendar or get in touch with our Hope Kids team.  


Rob Key – Hope Kids Director rob.key@hopechurch.net.nz 

Sonya Conner – Families Worker and Pastoral Care sonya.conner@hopechurch.net.nz