Choosing a Bible for your Child

Amber Parry Strong, of Island Bay (Kids Friendly) Presbyterian Church, shared this resource she wrote for the families of her community.  It is a good guide from a mum obviously committed to sharing her love of the Bible with her and all children.  We hope you find

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Embedding an intergenerational culture in your church

Jill Kayser shared this message of culture change at the Kidsreach Conference in Sydney in February 2016. Moving your Church – Embedding an intergenerational culture in your church Becoming an intergenerational church is a journey.  Intergenerational is not a programme.   Intergenerational is a practise.  And like any

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Top picks for Easter

Check out these great websites for all sorts of Easter resources – talks, crafts, activities for home and church Barnabas in Churches is a longtime favourite with the Kids Friendly team and Easter is no exception. Messy Church offers wonderful resources to churches intent on exploring Christian

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Easter Prayers

A Prayer Net for Easter and Beyond Cheryl Harray, Kids Friendly Advisor for the Synod of Otago and Southland, was inspired by an idea she found on Pinterest and set up an Easter prayer net in her church. We love incorporating active prayer into the service, so

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Lent and Easter Worship Together

Lent and Easter Worship Together Lent is a season full of symbols and rituals that lends itself to all-ages worshiping meaningfully together. RESOURCES FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP TOGETHER The Uniting Church of South Australia website has many  excellent all-age services. Engage Together – Intergenerational Worship Resources for Lent:

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Sunday School – to be or not to be

There’s a lot of talk in the church currently about the future of Sunday school. Our longtime friend Rich Melheim of Faith Inkubators promotes cross generational learning and worship through his provocatively titled movement “Killing Sunday School” and his facebook page is one to follow if you’re

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Homegrown Christmas Resources

Over the years we have created lots of resources to help you make Christmas and Advent meaningful for the children of your church and communities.  There are Christmas and Advent lessons, children’s talks, all age Advent readings, rituals and worship services, family faith events, outreach celebrations and

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The people of God in the work of God

I was meeting with one our “Kids Friendly” churches recently to help them review their ministry to and with young people and their families. It’s a church with a real heart for serving its community and one that invests abundantly in children’s ministry. When our discussion turned

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Auckland training events

Please join us for our next Auckland training event.  It promises to be an inspirational evening!  SPARK PLUS children’s ministry training  CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Workshops, inspiration, networking SPARK PLUS is an ecumenical training opportunity offered by Kids Friendly, Baptists, Anglicans, Churches Education Commission and Scripture Union.  It is

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Christmas crafts, games, quizzes, lessons….

While the internet offers a myriad of Christmas crafts, games, lessons…. you could ever wish for, some of us just feel overwhelmed.  So for you we have collated some of our best finds: Christmas Games & Quizzes As much as children love to hear the same stories

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