Children belong in families. It may seem an obvious thing to say, but it’s true, and the implications are much bigger than we often realise.

At Coro we believe that ministry to children cannot happen in isolation from ministry to their families. In other words, children’s ministry and family ministry go hand in hand.

There’s something else too. If we as parents and carers are serious about our children growing in faith, then we need to recognise that the responsibility for this lies fairly and squarely with us. Now this doesn’t mean that as a church we don’t provide quality children’s programs or encourage kids in their faith – absolutely we do, however this is part of a two-pronged approach – we also put energy into supporting and encouraging parents to be the best parents they can be.

We run Sunday morning children’s programs, but we also invest significant energy into supporting Family Life in all its different forms. We run mainly music sessions because we’re passionate about families learning and growing in faith together from the very start. We have a pastoral team to care for and provide meals to those in need and we run courses such as the Marriage Course  and Parenting Courses to strengthen families and the DivorceCare Course for those who are separated and/or divorced.