The Ministry among Children mailing is produced around three times a year, with occasional updates at other times. It includes details of upcoming events, news of past events, latest additions to the resource library and the Meeting Point page with ideas for leaders' training and reflection. How to receive it: The mailing is only available to download through this web page. Everyone who is registered to receive it by email, will be sent the monthly diocesan e-bulletin which includes a link to each new issue when it appears.
To add yourself to our contact list for those involved in children’s ministry in the diocese or to change details of contacts for your church, please get in touch with Sandra James.
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Meeting point The Meeting Point page provides ideas for DIY training, discussion and prayer in children's leaders' meetings or for personal reflection. Each one is based on something from the Bible and is designed to encourage, train, feed and help us to do ministry with children really well. If leaders already meet to plan, a Meeting Point can be a great way to spend the first half hour.
Past Meeting Points can be downloaded here:
Hear and Act – a way to pray for local schools, based on Daniel 9
Long term view – of ministry with children (Ecclesiastes 3:1-14)
Take aim – setting priorities (Philippians 1:3-11)
Needs known - ideas to help you pray for your children (Matthew 6:7-13)
What have you got? - leaders' gifts and how to use them (1 Peter 4:7-11)
Sharing ourselves - effective relationships between leaders and children
(1 Thessalonians 2:1-12)
Individual attention - care for individual children (Psalm 23)
Connected and fruitful - our personal needs as children's leaders (John 15:1-17)
Sow and grow - the world in which children live (Luke 8:1-15)
Team Feast – Ideas for getting children’s leaders together for a meal
WhyWhyWhy – An easy way for leaders to explore their vision for children's ministry together
Hear and tell – This activity provides a structure for reviewing a session you have led with children and reflecting on how we use the Bible.
My Bible and Me –A discussion starter to help children's leaders to talk honestly about their experiences of the Bible and to identify how to develop.
The Big Story – A game with cards to cut out, to help you work out where your favourite stories and characters fit inthe big picture.