The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has admitted he expects more cases to emerge of child abuse within the Church and that he deals with the issue on a daily basis. He said it was becoming "clearer and clearer" the problem had not been dealt with properly.
Schools work is an increasingly significant area of youth and children’s ministry. This course is designed for those with some experience of schools work as well as for those new to this area of ministry – both paid and unpaid. It is suitable for people working in either primary or secondary schools. As well as thinking about the theological underpinning of
Looking for something for your students to be working on for a month or two? Do you want your students to memorize the books of the New Testament, in order? Here’s a schedule that you can give to them to work on it. They will start with the first week and then keep adding on to that for the following weeks.
The simplified wording was written after priests said the traditional service was unnecessarily complex and might confuse people who are not regular churchgoers. In the traditional service, godparents are asked whether they are ready to renounce the devil and all his works for the sake of the child being baptized.
The Bible is full of inspirational, gruesome, funny, sad, real and relevant stories. Open the Book is here to share them with Primary school children throughout the UK. Since it began in 1999, Open the Book has developed 10,000 dedicated storytellers.
The 70-year-old legal requirement for schools to include an act of collective worship in assembly should be dropped because of the decline of Christianity in Britain, the Church of England’s head of education has said.
Children are on a mission: God is working in, through and with them. What is our role as parents – or caregivers in any capacity? How do we celebrate their noticings, attend when they are joyous or sorrowful, and offer creative paths from boredom into engagement?
While a few cathedrals are running a monthly Messy Church, some see their role as hosting a big one off annual or biannual celebratory event in the cathedral. We asked for advice about funding and food from brave people running big one-off Messy Cathedral events in case anyone else is planning a large ‘festival’ Messy Cathedral gathering.
Some ways you can connect with parents through their mobile device are... Text them - I talk more about this here. We currently connect with over 2,000 parents every week using text messages. The open rate is 98%! Send them links to event sign ups, online resources, parent websites, etc. Call them. Keep a data base of parent's cell phone numbers. It