Children and Families Ministry
These resources are compiled by Chris Barnett from the Intergenerational Ministry - Children & Families team at equipping Leadership for Mission (eLM) in the Synod of VIC/TAS. Thanks Chris for this valuable resource!
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CHILDREN & FAMILIES MINISTRY – JULY
1. A Gospel for All Ages – Zoom Book Launch Event July 12 @ 10am AEST
The A Gospel for All Ages – Zoom book launch is for those who preach (regularly or occasionally), those involved in worship leadership (regularly or occasionally) and those interested in influencing a more intergenerational approach to worship.
A Gospel for All Ages: teaching and preaching with the whole church is the latest book from Rev. Dr. Dave Csinos, Associate professor of Practical Theology at the Atlantic School of Theology. This opportunity to hear Dave speak will encourage your thinking – and provide practical examples – with regard to how preaching of the gospel in the worship context can be more engaging for young and old alike.
Especially suitable for Ministers, Lay Preachers and other Ministry Agents, go to A Gospel for All Ages: Launch Event for more information and registration. Please feel free to share this A Gospel for All-Ages fb post with others you think might be interested.
2. Faith at Home
Prayer: Family Faith Trail (UCA SA) NEW!
Faith at Home resources (Feed my Family)
Faith Boxes for Families (Faith4Families, NZ)
Messy Church at Home ideas (Messy Church)
At Home Family Faith Resources (Month of Sundays)
3. Some VicTas Sourced Resources
Creatio Consulting (Kelly Skilton)
Fish & Faith: podcast (Niki Oostwoud)
Faith at home wonderings: clip (Sally Douglas) NEW!
Craig Mitchell resources (Craig Mitchell) NEW’ish!
Growing Faith Downunder: website (Amanda Nicholas)
4. NAIDOC Week (July 3-10) +
NAIDOC Week (Common Grace)
NAIDOC Week worship (Pilgrim UC, SA)
NAIDOC Week educational resources (NAIDOC)
A Walking Together Covenanting Guide (UCA VicTas)
Statement from the Heart: Study Guide (UCA Assembly)
5. Useful Toolkits for Children & Families Ministry
Faith Storytelling: toolkit (CRCNA)
Making Engaging Media: toolkit (Max7)
Tools for Listening to Children: toolkit (UCA)
Welcoming Children to Communion: toolkit (CRCNA)
Preventing and Responding to Family Violence: toolkit (Wire)
6. Spirituality, Disability & Additional Needs
Disability and Spirituality network
Disability awareness – church resources (Elevate CDT NZ)
Reflective Being, Being Reflective: book (Andy Calder) NEW!
Parenting children with additional needs: podcast (Parenting for Faith)
Special needs kids often excluded from church: study (Ministry to Children)
7. Effective Facilitation of Groups
A Guide for Effective Group Facilitation (Max7)
Intercultural Teams: a capacity building guide (Max7)
Space for Grace: facilitating respectful conversations (UCA)
Meeting Together: a workbook for healthy meetings (UCA) NEW!
Meeting Together: a workbook for healthy meetings – images (UCA) NEW!
8. Via Fuller
4 Ideas to help teenagers (Fuller)
7 practical self-care takeaways (Fuller)
Creating a culture of passing on leadership (Fuller)
Re-thinking the strengths and gifts of youth with disabilities (Fuller)
Lament: Practical ideas for engaging young people in lament (Fuller)
9. Intergenerate Aus Conference Ballarat (July 20) | Melbourne (July 22)
In 2022 the Intergenerate Australia Conference hits the road! This action packed one day/night conference is an opportunity to gather, be inspired, explore together how to "Engage All Generations" and experience genuine intergenerational learning. Including lunch and dinner, presenters include Cory Seibel (Canada) and John Roberto (USA) via video, Tammy Tolman and local experts. More information via 2022 Intergenerate Aus.