Discovery Kids is the name of the Children’s Ministry at Milton Keynes Christian Centre.
Each weekend we welcome an average of 300 children to one of our 3 Sunday services. Our vision is to ‘encourage every child to dig deeper and discover Jesus for themselves’. We’re passionate about children discovering Jesus as their own personal saviour and pursuing a deeper relationship with Him.
We want all our kids to discover more about the purpose He has for their lives in an age appropriate way, through fun activities and creative teaching that will engage them at their own level.
RelationshipsWe’re passionate that each child discovers Jesus as their own saviour and that they pursue a deeper relationship with Him. We also want each child to build strong relationships with each other, and the leaders, during their time in Discovery Kids.
Age AppropriateWe want all our kids to discover more about Jesus and the purpose He has for their lives in an age-appropriate way, through fun activities and creative Bible teaching that will engage them at their own level.
SafetySafeguarding children is a priority. Therefore all our volunteers will complete an application process before serving in Discovery Kids - this will include interview, DBS check and ongoing Child Protection training.
FunKids love having fun! Each week they will have an amazing time through fun activities and creative Bible teaching that will leave them wanting to come back again and again.
The Children’s ministry has developed and grown over the past 16 years under the leadership of Nicola Ritchie.
Her desire to see children excited to come to church, know Jesus as their own personal saviour and grow in their faith has propelled many decisions. The biggest was creating a space for kids to come and learn about Jesus in an age-appropriate way during the main service time. Taking this step saw the children’s ministry grow numerically in the first year and continues to grow year on year.
Discovery Kids is passionate about pointing children to Jesus and this includes all children regardless of physical, emotional or intellectual needs. People matter to God, so they matter to us. Jesus told the disciples to let the children come to Him and we wanted to create a place in Discovery Kids where our doors were open to all children regardless of their needs.
Konnect our ministry for special needs. We train and provide a ‘Konnect Buddy’ for a specific child to give 1:2:1 support to enable children to experience, fun, meaningful relationships, age appropriate teaching in a safe environment.
The first discipleship programme for children was launched in 2002 with a total of 10 children of various ages.
Over the years this small group of children and volunteers has grown.
We currently have 150 children registered to go through the 7 year curriculum. The first 3 years of the curriculum children go through the Bible chronologically, the final 4 children look at the purposes God has for their life through various topics.
DK Groups (as it is now called) is designed for children from Reception to School Year 6.
It’s a midweek programme where children learn more about the Bible and Jesus at their level and at the same time develop meaningful friendships with their leader and other children in their group.
Twice a year we hold two special events, the Easter and Christmas Specials.
These events are aimed at our community and we encourage our regular children to invite their friends to come along for a fun packed afternoon. These events are tailored to children who do not know Jesus as their personal saviour. So the message is geared with this in mind, along with crazy games, fun activities and wonderful give-a-ways.