About Discovery Kids

Discovery Kids is the name of the Children’s Ministry at Milton Keynes Christian Centre.

What we believe
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.

History

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.

Volunteers

With nearly 200 volunteers serving the Discovery Kids team recognises that to have a healthy team requires an investment into equipping, training and caring for each individual.

This is done through face to face conversations, e-mail correspondence, training nights and much more. Within the team we have 90 young people who serve; these guys bring a special connection to the ministry as many children look up to those slightly older. With this in mind, we invest into our younger volunteers with specific training as well as the general.


Konnect

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.


Special Events

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.