Book Us For Children’s Work
Powerpack team have led lots of church weekends, often for the 4-11 year old range. This can be as few as 10 children or as many as 100. We like to shape a programme that matches the adults/youth theme so families can share similar teaching at the right level for them.
A typical weekend involves 4 to 5 sessions of about 2 hours in length and can involve an all-age section or some workshops for all-ages. We are able to offer a games/fun session on one afternoon if required. For some churches we are able to bring a team to run crèches (6 months to 4) that allow moments of encounter with God, alongside songs, stories and loads of free-play fun!
Our teams are all experienced children’s workers, with all the necessary paperwork, current DBS, First Aid and safeguarding training.
A Typical weekend
I try to shape programmes around God encounters, worship and ministry, whilst packing in lots of fun, games, puppets and drama. For church weekends I love to make it the best experience I can for the children. I aim to plan the teaching in line with whatever the adult speaker/sessions are on so that families can connect during afternoons and evenings. My team are all experienced children’s workers, with all the necessary paperwork, DBS, First Aid and safeguarding training.
Nick Jackson (Powerpack Ministries)
Typical Weekend Timetable
Friday – games and get to know you session. 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday am – 2 sessions (9.30-12.30)
Saturday afternoon – optional games/workshops
Saturday pm – 1 evening session 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Sunday am – 2 sessions (9.30-12.30)
An all-age session is possible too.
Thanks so much to both of you for all your hard work! We have loved having you both here in Jersey. The feedback has been so positive and the team really loved it also.
New Wine Jersey Children’s Work Co-ordinator, St Paul’s Church, St Helier, Jersey
Thanks you so much to you and the team for giving yourselves to our children at WHBC. Thank you for training ‘today’s church , leaders of their generation!
Senior Pastor, WHBC, Manchester
Book Us For Training & Consultancy
Training & Consultancy
We believe that training in extremely important and we have a number of team members who are very experienced in all aspects of children’s ministry. So if your children’s leaders need to expand their vision, evaluate what they are currently doing, learn new skills or just build their confidence to step out into new areas, then we can help. Obviously it is important that the vision for children’s ministry is in line with that of the church and therefore it is helpful when at least a representative from the church leadership team attends the morning session whenever possible.
Powerpack is available to provide an advisory or consultancy service to churches concerning their children’s ministry. This will initially involve visiting the church, talking to the church leaders / children’s leaders, observing the children’s activities, looking at resources and producing a report with recommendations. Follow-up visits and training sessions, if appropriate, can be worked out with individual churches.
A Typical Training Day
Most training events consist of a day (usually a Saturday) running from 10am – 4.00pm. The morning is spent covering vision and fundamental issues to help make your children’s ministry the best that it can be. The afternoon is given over to workshops (the number of these being dependent on the numbers of attendees and the availability of Powerpack team members to lead them).
We also offer online training, just get in touch and/or book us on Children’s Ministry Kitchen.
Popular Sessions Include..
- Ignite – Seeing every session ignited by the Holy Spirit
- Get the Message – Helping children hear from God and move in the prophetic
- Helping children encounter God
- ‘Powerpacks’ – Children and the Holy Spirit
- Programming – Putting together a balanced programme
- Raising Up Children of the Word – Tips & ideas to help children get into the Bible
- Raising up Prayer Warriors – Tips & ideas to get children praying
- The Best Hour of the Week – Foundational principles to help make the time we have with the children the best it can be. (Good as an introductory session in a training day).
- ‘They can do it!’ – Releasing children in ministry.
- Training Children to bring Heaven to earth
- ‘You can’t make me!’ – Discipline.
Other options might be:
Building a Successful Team – Recruiting, encouraging and training Leader. Creative Communication. D.I.Y. – Writing your own teaching resources. Drama with children. Enter the Kid Zone – children and culture.. Expressions of Worship – Dance, art, using flags and ribbons. ‘Go into all the world’ – Children and missions. Here’s one I made earlier’ – art and craft. In or Out? – Children and the Gospel. Organising and Running a successful holiday club. Players or Spectators? – Praise and worship with children. Puppets & Drama. Spot the difference – Taking a closer look at the differences in children and how these need to be reflected in our programmes
Heather has had some very significant input into the children’s work at Kingsgate Community Church over the last few years. Her experience and expertise has taken things to a whole new level. She has helped to birth a very successful Powerpack style meeting that is regularly attended by over one hundred 6-10 year olds every Sunday. Her ability to envision and equip leaders is one of her greatest skills. We are so grateful to Heather for all that she has invested into the children’s work and we know that we will see much fruit.
Dave & Karen Smith – Kingsgate Church, Peterborough
“Thank You! Just to say once again, thank you for all that you spoke about at the conference. I really am so encouraged and feel empowered to make changes.”
Brenda, Children’s Leader, – Croydon
Powerpack’s input to our children’s work has been invaluable. Heather’s ability to communicate how to lead children into the presence of God has had significant impact on our ministry and has challenged and inspired us. She has a clear anointing to enable children to move in the power of the Spirit including hearing from God and praying for others. Heather has brought a new way of thinking to our children’s work which will have a lasting impact.
Trevor Johnson – Children’s Pastor, King’s Church Horsham