RSC is strongly committed to its youth.
RSC aims to ensure our youth see the relevance of God in their lives but also seeks to encourage them to grow
in becoming leaders and promoters of the faith we hold so dear.
Jesus really did this well - Discipleship. You can call it by whatever name fits today's context; be it 'mentoring', 'coaching',
or 'leadership development', the result should be the same. It's a process of taking people one step further in their journey of
faith, from whatever stage you find them in. It's a process of investing in the lives of others in order to allow God to bring an increase.
Our Vision: To create a sense of cohesion between the various Children's and Youth ministries that ultimately produces, in our kids,
real spiritual development and healthy, well-rounded, hearts and lives.
At Rutland Street Church we provide a children's ministry catering for children from three years of age through to school Year Nine.
Kidzone generally leaves the main Sunday morning church service at about 10:30am and returns at the end. We start our morning with
a short time of worship followed by a brief message and prayer before the children disperse to their individual class for various activities.
The aim is to provide an exciting, fun environment in which to encourage our young ones to learn and understand more about God and what
He desires for their lives.
RSC @ All Souls
Our Wednesday morning group for preschoolers and their parents/care givers is meeting at All Souls 30 Church Lane Merivale. It's about children
and their parents enjoying time together so they can build great memories and share special times together. The weekly session
occurs each Wednesday morning during term time, followed by morning tea where children are able to play with others and adults have the
opportunity to meet together, chat, and catch up. Twice a term special theme days provide children an opportunity to mix during Family days,
Fish 'n' Chip Nights, Pamper Nights for mums, etc...
The Rally movement started in 1931 in Newmarket, Auckland and has developed into a club for boys and girls. Rally has spread throughout
New Zealand and other parts of the world. Rally aims include building strong Christian character, and increasing knowledge and understanding
while developing physical fitness, confidence and team cooperation. Rally is for boys and girls aged 7 to 12 years. A Rally night
includes a mix of parade, games, hobbies, badges, Bible lessons and supper. There is a uniform and it is expected that children wear
it each Rally night. Rally is held during the school term on Monday nights 6:30pm-8:00pm.
During our building refresh our Rally will be meeting at Latimer Church, 12 Berwick St St Albans Christchurch 8041
YROC meets weekly to chat about what it looks like to be a Christian and still be you. We hang out together and discuss God's Word in ways that
can be applied to everyday life at school, on the sports field, with friends, and at home with family. We also get together some Saturday nights
to either hang out or go out. The leaders desire to see youth growing in Christ and living out their faith, and seeing Christianity as an
exciting journey. During the building refresh we continue to meet in "The Bunker", 7 Gosset St.
The currently published activities for YROC are:
|24-Feb-21||YROC||RSC Studio House||7.15-9.15pm|
|3-Mar-21||YROC||RSC Studio House||7.15-9.15pm|
|10-Mar-21||YROC||RSC Studio House||7.15-9.15pm|
|17-Mar-21||YROC||RSC Studio House||7.15-9.15pm|
|24-Mar-21||YROC||RSC Studio House||7.15-9.15pm|
|31-Mar-21||EASTER CAMP SET-UP|
|1-Apr-21||YROC @ EASTER CAMP|
Fuse is a gathering of young adults each Sunday night at 5:00pm. Fuse aims enrich and deepen faith and relationship to Christ as they meet
around a shared meal. It is a space that allows exploration of the harder questions of faith and the experiences of life. Fuse has been
known to enjoy social nights as well. Currently planned activites are: