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 MAY Children & Families Update!
1. 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 and registration.
2. Mother’s Day Resources
3. Pentecost Ideas
4. Useful Music Resources
5. Useful Picture Books (recommended by PRC)
Old Henry: a book about empathy (Stephen Gammel)
The Memory Box: a Book about Grief (Joanna Rowland)
My Favourite Colour is Blue…Sometimes (Roger Jutchison)
Tear Soup: a Recipe for Healing After Loss (Pat Schwiebert)
Rhinos and Raspberries: Tolerance Tales (Teaching Tolerance)
6. Resources for Family Ministry
Cecil at Home flipbooks (Lost Sheep)
Parenting children for a life of faith (Rachel Turner)
The Essential Guide to Family Ministry (Gail Adcock)
The Apostle’s Creed for All God’s Children (Ben Myers)
Forming Resilient Children: the role of spiritual formation (Holly Allen
7. Via CRCNA
10 Ways to Care for Creation (CRCNA)
Building blocks of faith: overview (CRCNA)
Pentecost Family Faith resources (CRCNA)
God’s Big Pentecost Story for families (CRCNA)
Children and Families Ministry Toolkit (CRCNA)
8. Via Fuller
3 Tips for young adults (Fuller)
4 Ideas to help teenagers (Fuller)
4 Realities about today’s young adults (Fuller)
5 Fresh practices for the next time you employ (Fuller)
5 Tips to re-think the strengths and gifts of youth with disabilities (Fuller)
9. Godly Play Core Training May 11-13 Parkville
Godly Play is the result of a lifetime of research and practice by theologian, author and educator The Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman, the Godly Play® method is a curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s presence in our lives. Based on 40+ years of research and practice, Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance based on the Montessori method of teaching and learning. For more information and registration regarding this upcoming training, go to Godly Play training or e-mail email@example.com.
10. Safeguarding Children & Young People in the UCA Thursday May 5 Midday AEST
For any adult across the Church, including Ministry Agents and Safe Church Contacts, this event will focus on what the UCA is doing to keep children and young people safe in UCA spaces. Topics covered will include trauma-informed response and prevention of grooming. More information and registration here.