Halloween is on the horizon

Halloween, Alternatives and All Saints Day Kiwi kids are becoming more and more hooked on Halloween and the pressure on parents to allow their kids to join the throngs parading the streets in ghoulish costumes is increasing. Scripture Union has a great article advising parents on how

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W.O.F Children and Youth Leaders Safety Training

W.O.F Children and Youth Leaders Safety Training

Kids Friendly and Presbyterian Youth Ministry have developed the PCANZ Children and Youth Leaders Warrant of Fitness training and certificate.  We strongly recommend that every church puts their leaders who work with children and young people through the PCANZ Safety Warrant of Fitness (WOF) once every three

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Children’s Ministry Network

Children’s Ministry Network

Kids Friendly, Baptists, Anglicans and Scripture Union have created a Children’s Ministry Network.  This means there will now be more opportunities for ALL children’s ministry leaders to encourage and learn from each other. Join the Children’s Ministry Network  and receive notification of training and networking opportunities in your region. Find

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Singing together in church

In most of our churches, children are present for the first part of the worship service, but we don’t always consider them (along with others) when choosing songs and hymns. Some churches include a children’s song in their ‘time with the children”, but what about the other

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Dave Csinos children’s ministry block course

The Carey College (Auckland) Certificate in Child and Family Leadership 2016 block course is featuring renowned teacher, author and theologian David Csinos.  Register now to secure your place in this 5 day course that can be taken as a “one off” for personal interest or towards a qualification in the

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Godly Play Core Training

Godly Play Core Training is an intensive 3-day programme to introduce participants to the principles and practice of Godly Play.  It includes a balance of teaching, reflection and practice. Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June 2016, 9am – 5pm at Orewa Baptist Church, 2-4 Loop Road, Orewa Costs

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Lent@Home

Journey through Lent Family Booklet This free printable 10 page booklet for families offers simple and fun activities for every week of Lent Week 1: Make a blessing jar, week 2: Love your neighbours, week 3: Hospitality, week 4: Giving, week 5: Praying, week 6: Fasting (giving

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Journeying through Lent

What is Lent? Another great little video from Busted Halo that explains Ash Wednesday and Lent in 2 minutes! It’s all about baptism, dying and rising again to new life. The story of Lent A simple explanation of Lent from the Children’s Society Sharing Lent with Children

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