The Household of Faith conference aims to focus on issues of nurturing faith within the home and Church community. We are bringing together some key voices to discuss the theology, practice and the resourcing we need to effectively pass on faith to the next generation!
We were privileged to work with the Max7 website to help provide a free copy of a special 1200 item DVD of English language resources to all the 900+ people attending the Hand in Hand 2014 conference in Eastbourne. The DVD, which contains world class animations of key parables, the innovative advocacy video Aim Lower, curriculum and much, much more has over […]
Revd Stuart Stobart from St. Aidan's Church. Hellifield and St. Mary's Church, Long Preston emailed us about a very interesting rural expression of Messy Church: Messy Church in a home. We obviously wanted to know more, so here is Stuart’s story: Its all a very experimental at the moment, but here […]
Studying that conflict brings the misguidedness of Johnson's comments into sharp relief. At the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, we have been charting the trajectory of hundreds of Europeans now fighting in Syria. Wherever possible, we speak to them about their experiences. In almost every case, the parents of these young men (and, […]
However, that’s not the view of this book/article. They suggest that teens/tweens aren’t addicted to their social devices, they’re addicted to each other. They spend so much time on social media because they usually don’t have any other way to connect.
We Belong to Jesus is the next praise resource for kids coming out from New Life Worship Kids. The CD/DVD resource releases via Integrity Music on January 14 as part of the Colorado-based church's Shout Praises Kids series. It features Jared Anderson and the vioces of more than 135 kids led by .... […]
You’ve got a heart to teach kids how to pray but don’t know how to get started. Prayers are as varied as the kids you teach! If you need a place to begin, you can’t beat the Lord’s prayer. However, merely reciting it repeatedly won’t give kids the experience you’re after. Why not add some easy hand
Prayer GodVenture 52 A brand new resource for 2012, Prayer GodVenture52 is a pack of children’s playing cards with a creative prayer idea on each card - perfect for families to use to have fun praying together. The activities are aimed at families to use together at home, but many could easily be used in children's groups or All-Age services. The cards […]
In our church this Lent we are going to be intentionally 'stripping down' our worship to simple elements - simple songs, voices, perhaps just a guitar or piano, or no instruments at all. This is to put to one side some of the good things which may, nevertheless, become distractions. […]
Mr D Fay, the head teacher sent an encouraging letter, thanking us for the Prayer Space initiative. He said, “I attended a classroom reflection session for Year 7 in our Beliefs Philosophy and Ethics programme and I have to comment it was one of the most effective sessions I have seen during my career. The ethos in the lesson was superb and the gentle intera […]
Imagine children who have discovered Jesus and are seeking to follow Him, empowered and encouraged to share their faith right now. Imagine this being a reality within our churches and out into our communities, not at some point in the future, but today.
Use our free Mothering Sunday resources to celebrate everyone who cares for us. In our work with the most vulnerable children in our society, we provide the extra mothering they need to feel loved, listened to and valued. […]
Young children are learning and developing quickly. They are playing, learning and experimenting. They are also beginning to get a sense of their own identity and how they may be different from others, such as noticing boys and girls. Some children benefit from being at a nursery or playgroup at this age. Organised activities help develop their learning in a […]
The revelation at the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry is that he is not operating independently, but he is coming from a family to represent a family. The Trinity isn’t simply an abstract concept to be contemplated by spiritual directors and scholars, it’s a deeply relational reality that tells us that at the very center of God’s nature is community. A fam […]
Faith Family is an excellent, quarterly Australian resource containing helpful tips, practical ideas and useful resources for nurturing the faith of children. Generally suitable for families with children aged 0 -12, it is especially valuable for the playgroup/pre-school context. This issue contains…