We all make mistakes in children's ministry. But these are some of the worst mistakes you can make. Avoid them at all costs. Not running background checks on all volunteers. You can't afford NOT to run background checks on volunteers before they start serving. Please, please, please don't make this mistake. You are putting your church in j
If we are serious about nurturing faith and growing disciples in Messy Church, then the sit-down meal is definitely one of the first places to explore what this means in practice. Let's keep it on the menu!
In our society where the words childish and childlike are often derogatory it’s children’s very sense of wonder and dedication that many artists try to recapture in later life. From our early years our individual development is monitored and encouraged but I think Messy Church is about the group effort and team involvement. The term holistic – that the whole
Do you have a passion for helping urban churches share God’s love with children and their families? CURBS is a values-based project focussed on supporting ministry and mission with 'Children in URBan Situations' across the UK. The CURBS Trustees are currently looking to recruit two key part-time positions: CURBS Project Coordinator CURBS Developmen
This family devotion material is based on the 7Ways BibleMAX lessons in Unit 5 - Christmas. This means that parents can follow up at home what children are doing in their program at church.There are 5 weeks of simple and creative family devotions, using the 'Head, Heart, Hand' method. It is clearly laid out to make it easy for any family to use, wi
This Multi-age Advent Resource encourages households, multi-age small groups and multi-age congregations to engage together around some of the Advent lectionary readings for each week of Advent. You will notice that these are not the classic ‘birth narratives’ of Christmas. Rather, they are texts that provide an opportunity to be stimulated by a greater brea
We are delighted to offer this Assembly Outline for your Primary School this Christmas We're offering every Primary School an exciting FREE gift! An Assembly Outline with all you need to run a 10-minute talk/presentation on the story of Christmas, including: A short animated video - you can download a high-resolution version for showing in assembly Asse
A reflective, interactive resource for children's and family workers, parents, carers and grandparents How do we understand Christ's love better? Taking 1 Corinthians 13 as its starting point, Exploring God's Love in Everyday Life uses readings, reflections and prayers to explore the love that Jesus lived and taught. The material covers 20 the
Creative Ideas for Lent and Easter contains a wealth of inspirational ideas and activities for Lent and the Easter season. All the ideas use readily available materials and have instant appeal. From the traditional Simnel cake through a living Easter tree to a 3D action ascension scene, this book will inspire church leaders and families to deepen their exper
Three complete sessions for Lent, Holy Week and Easter, together with a wealth of activities to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church - creative prayers, games, food crafts, and ideas for organising an Easter trail. Craft templates and a session planning grid are included.
Using a family-friendly approach the Messy lyfe material draws all ages into a closer understanding of God's love. Through activities, thoughts to reflect upon and short suggested Bible readings, the whole family is given something to think about, be thankful for, to consider in their own lives.