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!
To receive these Updates directly via email each month, please e-mail Chris at email@example.com.
CHILDREN & FAMILIES MINISTRY – OCTOBER
1. Refresh, Recharge, Renew Oct 26 9.30am-12.30pm FREE
This FREE event is for ministers, pastors and practitioners with a heart for ministry with children and their families. Provided by Intergen and supported by the Victorian Children’s Ministry Network, this will be a time of connecting, sharing and drawing together for mutual encouragement - an opportunity to refresh, recharge and renew in the midst of a challenging season.
Wednesday 26 October
9.30am to 12.30pm (light lunch to follow)
Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre, Templestowe
More info and registration (required) via Refresh, Recharge, Renew
2. Ideas to explore (Diocese of Bath and Wells)
Chat Mats for children & young people (Diocese of Bath & Wells) NEW!
All things…engaging with the Bible (Diocese of Bath & Wells)
All things…creative prayer (Diocese of Bath & Wells)
10 Ideas for Summer (Diocese of Bath & Wells)
25 Fun Ideas to try (Diocese of Bath & Wells)
3. Not just for those who follow the lectionary
Area 52 (Engage Worship)
Worship for Kids (Ministry Matters)
Year C Children’s Talks (Grow Ministries)
Year C Sermons for Kids (Sermons 4 Kids)
4. All Hallows’ Eve/Halloween
Pumpkin Heroes (World Vision)
Halloween Alternatives (Strandz)
Jesus is the Light resource pack (SU)
What do we do about Halloween? (Parenting for Faith)
All Hallows’ Eve + All Saints’ Day resources (Going for Growth)
5. Starting to think about Advent?
Oct 8: Advent Unleashed on-line training event (UCA)
Advent & Christmas (Bible Explore)
Advent & Christmas resources (PRC)
Advent Conspiracy (Advent Conspiracy)
All things…Advent & Christmas (Diocese of Bath & Wells)
6. via CRCNA
5 Ways to Grow Grateful Kids (CRCNA)
Practical Faith Practices: sample booklet (CRCNA)
52 At Home Faith Formation Tips 2022-2023 (CRCNA)
10 Ways to Bless and Be Blessed by Older Church Members (CRCNA)
How can we get people of all ages talking about faith practices? (CRCNA)
7. via Fuller
Space matters (Fuller)
Models matter (Fuller)
A new mantra for Youth Group games (Fuller)
Re-framing the work of Youth Leaders (Fuller)
Challenges facing youth and five changes to make (Fuller)
8. via McCrindle
2022 Trends of the Year (McCrindle)
Gen Z’s digital dilemma (McCrindle)
Generation Alpha: busting the myths (McCrindle)
Generation Alpha and the Metaverse (McCrindle)
Generation Alpha in the Great Screen Age (McCrindle)
9. Upcoming Opportunities
· Intergenerate Aus On-line event Nov 10 9.30am – 4pm AEDT
This one-day event features input, interactive spaces and a chance to ENGAGE together with presentations from Cory Seibel, Beth Waldron Anstice, Alison Sampson, Andrew McDonough, Alasdair MacDougall + the Intergenerate team. Register to participate or to gain access to the content for watching over the next three months. More information and registration via Intergenerate Aus.
· Nurture & Spiritual Guidance of Children Nov 23-25, 28-30 On-line or Face-to-face
Especially suitable for church-based, school-based and community-based expressions of ministry, this course will assist you in developing an even more richly theologically-informed practice in relation to the spiritual nurture of children as you explore links between Scripture, theological thought, spiritual and psychological development. More information here.
· Understanding the UCA Nov ‘22 – Feb ‘23
This is an online self-directed study unit with assessment and 4 group tutorials offered by Equipping Leadership for Mission (eLM) staff, running between 3 November 2022 and 28 February 2023. Suitable for those who are already part of the Uniting Church and those wanting to find out more about this distinctly Australian church. For more information and to register, click Understanding the UCA.