For kids and teens

At Opawa Baptist, children are an important part of our church family. We aim to introduce and develop children’s understanding of who Jesus is.

Little Readers – on Friday mornings for preschoolers and their parents/ caregiversLittle_Readers_Logo-only_small
Little Readers is a fun pre-school group with music time, stories and activities – a chance to connect with your child and to meet and get to know other parents.  Each session is followed by morning tea and a time for the children to play and the parents to chat.

For pre-schoolers  –   Fridays, 10am

Sunday School – every Sunday morning for preschoolers to Year 8
A great place to make friends.
On Sunday mornings Kidztime is for children  0-12 years. Interesting lessons and having fun together, run alongside bible based teaching. We strive to actively provide opportunities whereby each child can develop significant Christian friend relationships with older people, younger people and their peers, through our church activities.

For 0-12 years old  –   Sundays, during the morning service

Girls Brigade – for girls, 5yrs to 18yrs, during term time.
Fun, friends & fellowship
Girls Brigade is a worldwide organisation which has been running since 1893 with the aim of empowering girls with skills, Christian qualities and values, to succeed in tomorrow’s world. They provide a balanced programme by doing activities covering education, physical, spiritual and social topics and other fun activities.
Ages: 5 – 8yrs   –   Tuesdays, 6.00pm-7:30pm
Ages: 9-17yrs   –   Tuesdays, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Koru –for Year 7 and 8 teens
Koru is a life skills based youth group held fortnightly during term time, aimed at intermediate ( year 7-8 youth) aged kids. We play games, eat food, talk and build relationships in a safe environment. We keep the kids engaged with a wide range of activities. Koru includes kids from local schools: Waltham Primary, Te Waka Unua and Hillview Christian.

Day: Alternate Fridays, 7.00pm
Website: Opawaho Trust

OBYC – our Youth Group for high school-aged teens.
You really need to experience it!
OBYC is a small, caring community of teenagers who live life together. We come together at least once a week on Sunday evenings and start with Life Groups at 6.00pm followed by games and teaching at 7.00pm, with supper at 8.00pm!

Saturday night social events are regularly organised and we go on camps throughout the year.

OBYC is big on community and living life together. It’s a safe place to talk, to share the ups and downs of life and make lifelong friends.

Homework Club.

This drop in centre is open Thursdays after school for any school aged children and teens. Come along to get help with your homework and access our computers to catch up on schoolwork.

Day: Thursday 3.00 – 5.00pm

Ages: 5 – 18 years