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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Welcome to the JUNE Children & Families Update!
1. Leaders to Go: Book Huddles – An Opportunity for You
Interested in connecting with like-minded leaders? Open to learning from the wisdom and experience of others? Needing some incentive to actually find the time to read? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, please take the time to express your interest in the upcoming Leaders to Go: Book Huddles. No commitment required yet for this series of 3x1-hour sessions that will take place in the second half of the year, but your expression of interest by June 17 will help shape the content.
Pentecost ideas (The Billabong)
Pentecost resources (Mustard Seeds)
Pentecost resources to explore (PCNZ)
Pentecost suggestions (Carolyn C Brown)
Pentecost Intergenerational Prayer Stations (Building Faith)
3. Playgroup & Pre-school
Playgroup and Belonging (CPN)
Playgroup ideas (Baptist CFM NSW/ACT)
Playgroup resources (Care for the Family)
29/07 FREE On-line Training: Starting a Christian Playgroup (CPN)
03/08 FREE On-line Event: Inspiring & Encouraging Stories of Playgroup (CPN)
4. via Max7
5. Godly Play Plus
Pray for children around the world (Godly Play Foundation)
Godly Play Australia: resources and events (Godly Play)
Interplay: unlocking the wisdom of your body (Interplay Aus)
Out of the Box: well-being through story & play (Out of the Box)
Deep Talk: developing communities through story & wonder (Deep Talk)
6. Dave Csinos Books
A Gospel for All Ages: teaching and preaching (Dave Csinos) NEW!
Children’s Ministry That Fits: beyond one-size-fits-all (Dave Csinos)
Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus (Ivy Beckwith & Dave Csinos)
Faith Forward: Re-imagining Children & Youth Ministry (Dave Csinos)
Little Theologians: children, culture and making meaning (Dave Csinos)
7. via Grow Ministries
Encouraging faith conversations (Grow Ministries)
Encouraging younger generations (Grow Ministries)
Creating opportunities for children to thrive (Grow Ministries)
Caring for families when they’re not present (Grow Ministries)
Widening the Circle: why mentoring matters (Grow Ministries)
8. via Ministry Matters
Mission beyond the pandemic (Ministry Matters)
Affirming abundance, not scarcity (Ministry Matters)
A concise guide to congregational care (Ministry Matters)
Foundations for trauma informed ministry (Ministry Matters)
Trauma informed ministry: it begins with us (Ministry Matters)
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.