CHTBB is the children’s ministry at CHTBB and is designed for all children from birth up to 11.
Our vision is to work with parents to see a generation love God and His church, learn His plans, laugh with each other and live like Jesus.
Our aim is for CHTBB to be a place where children:
CHTBB has lots of fun groups for different ages and school years:
Our CHTBB groups run at the Alpha Hub at Lot 10
All children worship with their families and the rest of the congregation in the church for the first part of the service. They then join their CHTBB group after the sharing of ‘The Peace’ when the service leader will make an announcement.
CHTBB team members are in labelled red t-shirts. The team will be happy to help should you need any directions finding your child's particular group. All children must be picked up promptly from their room at the end of the service by a parent or guardian.
All children must be checked in to CHTBB before they go to their groups.
All children will be given name stickers that they must wear throughout the service, and parents of younger children will have a matching sticker that must be presented when children are collected after the service.
Welcome to Youth! If you’re aged 11–17, we’d love for you to get involved. Our vision is to be a Jesus-centred group, aiming to learn, grow and build a fun, inclusive community in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. We have two groups: Younger Youth, for everyone in school years 7–9, and Older Youth, for school years 10–13.
Older Youth get together to the right as you enter church for the main service. We go to our groups after the worship. We have lots of socials and get-togethers so stay tuned.
If you're keen to get involved with volunteering on the Youth Team please go to the volunteering section for more information.
*What should I do if I’m new?
We welcome all visitors, as well as friends and family of CHTBB regulars. If you are new, just let one of the CHTBB team know when you check in your child and they’ll be happy to answer any questions. If you decide to attend regularly, we’ll ask you to complete a Parents' Information Form so we can keep in contact with you and make sure you receive important updates and other information.
*What does my child need to bring?
Just themselves! We provide everything your child might need when they come on a sunday morning, but if they do have their own Bible, it would be great if they could bring it with them.
If your child has special needs or allergies please see below for relevant details on what they may need to bring.
*Why do we have to check in our children?
It helps the CHTBB team with names and identifying which group children should be in. It means that we have a list of who is in which group should we ever need it on a Sunday, like a register. It also gives us a record of who has attended CHTBB, when and how often, which is useful when planning, contacting parents or organising rotas etc.
Children up to the age of school year 1 get two small labels or receipts. This is to make it easier for us to know that the right person is collecting children at the end of a service. This works by one label staying with us, given when children are dropped off at the start of a session, and the other staying with children’s parents or guardians (so that they can hand it in when they collect their children). We will also ask for phone numbers at registration should we need to contact parents or guardians.
*If I want to have prayer ministry at the end of a service do I need to collect my child first?
We encourage all parents to feel free to go forward for prayer ministry at the end of the service. If possible, we would appreciate it if you could arrange for at least one parent to come and pick up their child after the service.
*Where is my child’s group’s room?
If you are unsure where to take your children on a Sunday morning, please ask one of the CHTBB team when you are at check in.
*How do you encourage my child to remember what they have learnt and put it into practice when they get home or are at school?
After the teaching element of a session – be it a talk, drama, story etc – we will often follow this up with an age appropriate response. This response could be a craft or worksheet, a discussion in a small age-specific group or a game or activity as a large group. We try to get the children not only to learn and understand a Bible-based truth, but to see how they can put it into practice in their everyday lives. We encourage the children to give testimonies when relevant, and share with us and the other children what they have done or seen.
*Does my child get to bring anything home?
This will vary depending on their group and what they have done that particular Sunday. Sometimes your children will have a craft to bring home, other times a picture or worksheet.
*What do I do if my child is unhappy at their group?
Please do let us know if, for whatever reason, your child isn’t enjoying him or herself on a Sunday. We endeavour to make our sessions as fun and accessible as possible, so if your child isn’t having a good time or understanding what we are doing, we would love to know. It’s best to speak to one of the CHTBB staff or the room leader at the end of a session, or contact them during the week by email to arrange a time to chat.
*Do you have rules on a Sunday morning in my children’s group?
At Sunbeams and Sparklers we don’t have specific rules for children. In Lightning Bolts and Comets we have three rules: look after each other, look after our room and listen to your leader.
At All Stars we have three rules: look after each other, look after the space and look after the leaders.
*What happens if a child breaks the rules?
All Stars only – we have a three stage system: first, a warning will be given; second, the child will have a time out for five minutes; third, they will be taken to their parent or guardian in church where they have to explain what they have done. We try to use positive reinforcement as much as possible, and use a ‘punishment’ as little as possible. Serious misbehaviour, however, will be dealt with firmly and we will always let a parent know if this has happened.
*Is my child given anything to eat or drink on a Sunday morning?
Snack time – every session includes a time for the children to have a drink (water or squash) and a biscuit.
Prizes – in All Stars we often give prizes on a Sunday morning in the form of a wrapped sweet. In younger groups this is less frequent. Prizes are given for a craft or sport competition, or if a child has helped in a particular way or answered a particular question during a talk.
*Can I stay with my child if they aren’t settled?
Yes, you are very welcome to stay with your child. We would encourage you to remain in the room with your child instead of taking them into church with you. This will allow them to become comfortable with the room setting and make friends with other children in their group.
*How will you let me know if my child isn’t settled and I need to come get him or her?
If your child is new to church or unsettled, we would be very happy to come alongside you in settling him or her. When you leave your child with us, please leave your mobile number on the CHTBB phone in the room, and please say goodbye to your child. If your child is not settled after five minutes, we will text you to ask that you please come back and stay with your child in the group until the end of the session. Alternatively, you can come back ten minutes after having left your child with us to see whether he or she has settled.
*What does my child do during the holidays?
During the holidays we give our volunteers a well-earned break. Parents are asked to help on a rota system and we do this in advance where possible, although we sometimes might ask a parent to help that morning. We run a slightly different programme during a holiday session with more free play, games, craft, sport and a DVD.
*When do the children move up to a new group?
Sunbeams – parents are very welcome to leave their baby with us from the age of 4 months.
Sparklers – children move up from the Sunbeams group as soon as they turn 1.
Lightning Bolts – children move up from the Sparklers group when they reach age 3.
Comets – children move up from the Lightning Bolts group when they are 5.
All Stars – children join All Stars once they turn 6.
*How do you prepare children to move up into the next age group, especially from All Stars to Youth?
At the end of the summer term we hold a special Year 6 Leavers’ event, where all the year 6's get the chance to meet the CHTBB Youth team and get to know some of the Younger Youth. It’s a kind of ‘graduation’ from CHTBB, where we send them off with a few goodies and wish them well for the future. We pray for them before they go and try to make sure they’ve made a friend or two amongst their new group mates.
For the younger age groups we don’t host a specific event, but we do make sure we start each new year, when children have moved up a group, by bearing this in mind and helping the new children settle – just as they might for a new class at school.
*What should I do if my child as an allergy?
If your child has an allergy that you feel CHTBB needs to know about (eg, they cannot have our biscuits at snack time) then please speak to your child’s room leader when you drop them off. Tell the leader what the allergy is, any signs of exposure and how to deal with it. Also please leave your mobile number on the CHTBB phone in the room in case we need to contact you during the service.
*How often do CHTBB contact parents/guardians?
We email parents/guardians every term with updates, key dates and other information. There is also a yearly Parents' Meeting hosted by Miles and Sarah. We are also very happy to chat with parents/guardians in person on a Sunday and during the week via email or over the phone.
*Do I have to help with my children’s groups?
Every term we ask our parents to help out as parent helpers in their children’s rooms. You will be asked to help out once/twice a term at most.
The feedback we get from parents is that helping on a Sunday is a great opportunity to see what their child is learning and who their friends are in their group. Most children feel proud to have their parent or guardian in their group with them.
*How can I help more?
Please visit the volunteer section on the website.
*What checks do volunteers go through?
All new volunteers undertake various checks before they help with CHTBB – each volunteer will need to supply us with two satisfactory character/pastoral references, come check out two sessions at CHTBB, and meet someone on the team.
We also encourage our volunteers to be part of a Pastorate or Older Youth team, helping at CHTBB should never replace regular worship. We provide termly Team Nights where we inspire and equip our volunteers.
We have a fantastic team who serve on Sundays. If you are interested in joining the team and have a passion for seeing children become fully devoted to God, then we would love to speak with you. Opportunities to join the team include helping on the Sunday team, leading kids' worship, supporting a small group of children at a Sunday service or coming into the office to help us prepare for a Sunday.
If you’d like to get involved with CHTBB, please check out the connect form here.
As a CHTBB team member, we hope that you enjoy volunteering and that we communicate to you all you need to know for helping on a Sunday morning. If you have any questions, please speak to a team member and provide contact details so we can get back to you as soon as we can.
Each term we run a Team Night for all of our volunteer team members. The evenings begin at 7 pm and consist of supper, worship, prayer and teaching. You will be emailed an invitation with more information prior to the relevant Team Night.