Valuing our volunteers

Valuing our volunteers

Last weekend I shared at a dinner organised by Manawatu Wanganui Presbytery to thank children’s leaders. It was a wonderful gesture for the mostly volunteers who impact the lives of many children and families in their churches and communities. Volunteers are largely responsible for mission with our

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Messy Church Resources Available in NZ

Messy Church grew out of one church’s attempt to be church for families who might want to meet Jesus, belong to their local church and bring up their children as Christians but can’t cope with traditional Sunday morning church services. It’s a once-a-month time of creativity, worship

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Kids Friendly Family Devotions for Lent 2012

Kids Friendly Family Devotions for Lent 2012

The Lenten period offers a wonderful opportunity for families to spend time together around God’s word.  Kids Friendly has developed a new series of fun, interactive Family Devotions for 2012, to encourage families to share their faith at home in a meaningful way as they journey towards

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Easter and Lent Resources

Easter and Lent Resources

Reflecting on the whole Easter story, including the cruel and violent parts, is central to our and our children’s faith.  Children can and do respond to traditional Lenten spiritual disciplines in meaningful ways. Kids Friendly has a range of resources to help you minister to children and

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Hands-On Issue 21 – Practising Kids Friendly

Hands-On Issue 21 – Practising Kids Friendly

The latest Hands-On is out! This issue is packed with ideas and stories from churches around the country. Kaila Pettigrove shares her experiences using the Workshop Rotation Model, which has revolutionised Somervell’s Sunday children’s programme. Carolyn Sims writes about Flagstaff’s (Dunedin) journey working to become a Kids

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