This monthly update is collated by Chris Barnett from the VIC/TAS Synod Intergenerational Ministry team to help resource those involved in ministry with Childrens and Families across the UCA. Thanks to Chris for sharing this excellent resource!
A note from Chris: In addition to resources related to ministry in the time of Covid-19, I especially want to draw you attention to Connecting Families, Nurturing Faith (UCA) (a new, free resource), Understanding Generation Alpha (McCrindle) (an excellent overview) and the not-to-be-missed 2020 Intergenerate AUS On-line Conference. If you only click on three links this month, make sure they are these ones! As always, feel free to pass this on to others you think might be interested, post it wherever you like and generally raise awareness of the links/articles most relevant to your context.
1. New, Free and Very Worth Opening
2. Some Practical Ideas
3. Tools You Might Find useful
5. Covid-19 Corner
6. Brilliant Ideas from Messy Church
6. Children, Church & Worship
7. Thinking about Communion
8. Reconciliation Week Resources plus
9. 2020 InterGenerate Australia Conference June 16,17 – ONLINE!
In a brilliant initiative, no matter where you are located, you will now be able to join in with this intergenerational ministry conference. Featuring an amazing line-up of international presenters that includes Dr Holly Allen, Christina Embree, John Roberto, Caesar Kalinowski, Don McLafferty and Liz Perraud, this is arguably the most significant intergenerational learning opportunity for 2020 . Suitable for individual ministers, pastors, practitioners and for ministry leadership teams.
Connect in anytime during the two days for speakers live online with a combination of Input/Questions and for break-out rooms to discuss the topics. Whatever you miss during this time you can watch later at your convenience. Conference fees includes access to all sessions afterward as a resource to share with your team. All this for only $50!
More information and registration: 2020 Intergenerate AUS
10. 2020 Children & Families Ministry Unit, July 15-17, 20-22, Parkville, Melbourne
Check out the latest information on the upcoming Children & Families Ministry intensive and the Graduate Certificate in Children & Families Ministry. These are excellent professional development opportunities for ministers, pastors, chaplains, Christian educators and those in paid children & families ministry roles. Even if this not for you at this time, let me encourage you to forward the information on to at least one person who you think might (or even should) be interested. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest or find out more.
Nb. Well worth the travel (presuming it is allowed by then), on-site accommodation available at Maclean House.
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