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Old 3rd June 2007, 05:15 AM
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Christ Names for Kids Church groups?

Hi there!
I'm really new to Kids Church, and really new to this forum! I've taught a small class of pre-schoolers for a long time, but have just taken on the whole Childrens' Ministry in our growing church - and started up a Kids Church in the last few weeks.
Aside form feeling incredibly overwhelmed and out of my depth (which is just where the Lord wants me cos then I rely on Him and not myself!!) I think I'm loving it!

The children break up into groups after a worship session. The youngest group have always been known as Little Stars - so that will stay.
But the other children have not been grouped before - so they need group names.
Any suggestions? I'd really appreciate your help!
Thankyou!
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Children’s ministry is a great place to be … keep your enthusiasm and enjoy every moment! Little Stars … hmmm

We call our mid-week program “Kids Connection.” Our children’s church doesn’t have a name other than that … “Children’s Church.”

Maybe when your kids break into small groups, they could choose their own name for their group with their leaders’ help?? … probably not the Big Dippers .

Are you hoping to stay within the same “theme”? How many names do you need? What is your vision/focus in choosing a name? Just wondering …

Maybe an acronym S.T.A.R.S. and add a spiritual reason for the name:

Sunbeams (of God’s Light or Love)
Tides (Holding the Faith)
Auroras (The Mysteries of God)
Rays (of Hope or Rainbows of Promise)
Spectrums (Spreading the Good News)

Asteroids
Bright Stars
Comets
Clusters
Eclipses
Meteors

(I’ve been searching a Stars Guide for ideas… you may need to give a “wonders of God’s creation science lesson” for the kids to know the significance of a name).

Have fun, nonetheless, whatever you decide! … and what an opportunity you have to be a part of these kids lives! God is good.

(I'm pretty new here, too! Welcome! )

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How about asking the kids what they want to call their groups?
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I like the idea of staying in the same theme. Kinda provides unity to seperate classes. But if you aren't going with the theme... here are a few ideas..

Kingdom Kids
GLORY Kids (this is what our young children's drama team is called. It's an acronym for God's Loving Obedient Respectful Young Kids)
His Kids

I'll post more if I think of them. We just started the drama team and those were some I thought about for them.
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My church's children's program is also called Kid's Connection.

The individual classes are named after bugs. My son just had a birthday, and went from being a butterfly to a dragonfly. He was VERY excited as he told everyone in sight about it.

I teach at a Christian preschool, and our classes have "kid friendly" names like Gumball Gang, Busy Bees, JellyBean Bunch, and Rainbow Kids.
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My husband is starting a program for the younger kids. It's called:

JAM (Jesus And Me)
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how about you stay with the space theme and call them the supernovas or comets?
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Whenever we have named the program, we started with the mission statement of the church - have done this in at least 3 congregations that my hubby was serving.

In one congregation, part of the mission statement was "growing in christ" so...
We were "the growing edge", and had each class named something else within that theme:
Nursery - sprouts
Teens - the Cliff hangers
etc.
Mostly have fun with it, and I agree with asking the kids what they think too.
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