From children to senior folk during this lockdown period, Lifezone is connecting with all ages through social media, email, and phone. We’re encouraging people to connect with each other on whatever platform works for them. Some are using Whatsapp, others Facebook messenger, or Zoom. If you would like to use one of these platforms, and need help, please let us know.
Each of our ministries will continue to remain in contact with their teams, the wider Lifezone family, and the community, especially with those who may be feeling vulnerable and isolated during this time. We need to ensure that everyone feels connected, and their spiritual and social needs are being met, as well as supported in a practical way, e.g. supermarket shopping etc.
To enable us to do that, EVERYONE who is in the Lifezone database will now be in the Lifezone contact directory. This is not our normal process, and we apologise in advance if we have breached privacy; if you do not wish to be contacted and/or you do not wish to be in the contact directory, please email the office, [email protected].
If you don’t belong to a connect group or ministry, we would like to contact you, to ensure that you are supported in every possible way. There are a number of people in Lifezone who are only too willing to help connect, care, and encourage. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need of support.
Naku te rourou, nau te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
With your basket and my basket, together we will thrive.
Steve & the Lifezone Team
The KidsLife team is sending out weekly emails with lessons - "KidsLife @ Home" (for primary school kids) and "KidsLife Junior @ Home" (for preschoolers) - that parents can use to teach and have fun learning with their kids. They include the Big Lesson for the day, the Big Word (memory verse they can learn), a link and/or reference to the Bible Story for the day, related activity and craft ideas, and discussion points for families to use. We encourage families to email or share on the KidsLife Lifezone Facebook page what they are getting up to, crafts they make, and what they are learning.
Daily "Fun Things To Do" and "Ways to Share Love, Kindness, and Joy" are also being put up on the Facebook page for parents and kids to do. We encourage kids and families to share what they have been doing with us for this too! We would love to reward their efforts so if kids learn the Big Word, get into making a craft, can message us what has really impacted them or their family from the lesson, or do something suggested on the "Ways to Share Love, Kindness ,and Joy" list, they will earn clicks on their prize cards!
We would love to get our KidsLife Senior kids (Year 6s), together "virtually" and get to know you each a bit better. So look out for emails that have some more info about our virtual hangout!
If your kids need some extra encouraging support during this time, please get in touch with Kylie by either emailing her or through the Facebook page. Don't forget to follow to the KidsLife Lifezone Facebook page to keep up to date and stay connected.
The KidsLife team is continuing to connect with your children throughout the week via email, Facebook, and Zoom. We encourage families to email or share on the KidsLife Lifezone Facebook page what they are getting up to, crafts they make, and what they are learning.
Sundays - KidsLife @ Home
Fun and simple lessons, crafts, and activities are emailed to families every weekend so your children can keep growing and learning about God at home on Sundays!
Emails include the Big Lesson for the day, the Big Word (memory verse they can learn), a link and/or reference to the Bible Story for the day, related activity and craft ideas, and discussion points for families to use.
During the Week - "KidsLife Lifezone" Facebook
We'll be posting regular updates with fun links and ideas to keep your kids busy with wholesome and Godly activities!
We would love to reward their efforts so if kids learn the Big Word, get into making a craft, do something on the "Ways to Share Love, Kindness, and Joy" list, or if they would like to share something that has impacted them or your family, please message us and they will earn clicks on their prize cards!
Kids Connect Group On Zoom
KidsLife Connect Groups are for Primary School aged kids and are held over Zoom. Please contact Kylie if you have any questions on how to use Zoom.
- Tuesday, 4:00-4:20 - Years 0-1
- Tuesday, 4:30-4:50 - Years 2-3
- Thursday, 4:00-4:25 - Year 4
- Thursday, 4:30-4:55 - Year 5
- Saturday, 3pm - Year 6 (KidsLife Senior)
The Highlife team are keeping everyone connected by:
Online House Parties
Every week groups will have a video call for regular community, care, and encouragement in their faith. These will all happen at different times and will be launched from group messenger chats. Every group is always open for more people to join! So if you aren’t in a group chat yet and would like to be, contact Morgan Collins-Annan at [email protected]. HighLife Facebook page.
ALL IN (HighLife Online)
Just like HighLife- except at home! There’s going to be competitions, community engagement, life-giving conversations, and a whole lot more! Every Friday night starting at 7pm going live on the HighLife Facebook page.
The Bible Classroom
An opportunity to sink your teeth into the wonder of the Bible. This is an in depth Bible study for those who are hungry for more. Every Wednesday at 1pm on Zoom. Message Scott or a leader for the link.
As a team we have come up with a plan to keep everyone connected, so we can continue to grow together in our faith as pre-teen community over this crazy time.
Sundays - All In
Thursdays - Loop Groups
Every Thursday at 3pm loop groups will have a Zoom call with fun challenges, community, care, and encouragement in their faith. If your preteen would like to join please contact Matt.
15 Minute Challenge
Connect Group leaders have plans to ensure that there is still ongoing communication. As part of Lifezone Church online, connect groups members are encouraged to engage with their own connect group after the service; this is done through the online video platform Zoom. Each of your CG leaders will send you an individual link for your group.
If you have any questions, please contact your Connect Group leader, or email us at [email protected].
Prayer & Worship
Every weekday morning at 7am, there will be live worship and prayer on the Lifezone Facebook page.
Amberley and the team are setting up a prayer & practical help group chat on Facebook. For those who don’t have Facebook please let Amberley know and you will be contacted personally.
Amberley also plans to upload and email encouraging videos, from the Lifezone team and other well known worship leaders.