Supporting Children's Ministry

Here are just a few of the many organaisations we know of who minister amongst children or who provide resources for those who minister amongst children.

Arise Ministries

Arise Ministries wants to work with you to pioneer new outreach to children in your community. Working on a local, regional and national level, Arise Ministries seeks to help the Church reach the children with the gospel, so that they have an opportunity to discover Jesus and become his followers.
http://www.ariseministries.org.uk/index.htm

Barnabas in Churches
One of the best website you can find for resourcing children’s ministry. Tried and tested ideas, easily downloadable from people who write with integrity and experience. This site is jam-packed full of resources, ideas, articles and books for sale. Take a look and bookmark this site. You’ll find yourself going back time and time again.
http://www.barnabasinchurches.org.uk/

Barnabas in Schools
Barnabas Children's Ministry is part of BRF and incorporates work with children under 11 and those who work with them in church, in school and at home.
http://www.barnabasinschools.org.uk/about/

Faith in Homes
This website is the place to find easy-to-use ideas, resources, events and other websites to help you live out your faith together. This website is also for church leaders who share our vision of helping to nurture faith in the home. They offer a wide range of relevant articles, publications and research, as well as support and practical ways for churches to encourage faith within the home.
http://www.faithinhomes.org.uk/

Bible in Literacy
The Bible in Literacy Resource was piloted in the early millennium years in Billericay, Essex and has been developing since with the support, encouragement and sponsorship from Bible Society. Over 270 schools in the UK have been supplied so far. The Bible in Literacy Resource pack, together with training, is now available to ALL Schools. Churches may like to consider 'Serving our Schools' with a sponsor pack. To order your pack or for more information please contact the Project Manager by emailing shirleygowland@bibleinliteracy.org
http://www.bibleinliteracy.org/

CURBS
Believing that all children are created in God's image, CURBS starts in the world of the urban child and, through positive relationships, seeks to build bridges which will enable them to experience God's loving care. CURBS has 3 main aims:
  • To promote an approach to working with children which starts in their world, recognises their developmental needs and values their spirituality.
  • To provide Christian resources for inner city children and those on outer urban estates for use in church-linked Sunday, mid-week, holiday activities and similar settings.
  • To provide support, training and encouragement for children's workers in such areas by means of training and resource days, networking and partners.
http://www.curbsproject.org.uk/

Godly Play
Godly Play is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture. It can be used in a variety of settings churches, schools, hospitals, care homes for the elderly. It invites listeners into stories and encourages them to connect the stories with personal experience. It is a way of preparing children to join in the worship and life of their congregations as they develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites. Although originally developed as a resource for children, Godly Play is used with a range of age groups in a diversity of settings.
http://www.godlyplay.org.uk/

Kidz Klub
Kidz klub says ..... “Our aim has always been to present the good news of Jesus Christ to children in a way that they can understand and in a manner that keeps their attention. By combining this with making visits to their home, befriending both them and their families, we’ve seen many of these children receive Jesus as their saviour and go on to become active members of the church. Whole families have been impacted with the love of God. Kidz Klub contains two distinct but vital elements, neither of which works without the other. The Kidz Klub programme presents the gospel in an upbeat and relevant manner, while the home visits reinforce this message by demonstrating the love of God to a child and their family, week in, week out, on their own doorstep.

West Ham Christian Mission
WHCM is a Christian charity that exists to work with all people in East London and Essex, especially those who feel isolated, excluded or marginalised through personal, emotional or mental health difficulties.
http://www.whcm.org.uk/

Smile Puppets
Local based group who do excellent work using puppets, supporting schools, holiday clubs, fetes, services, festivals etc.
http://www.smilepuppetministry.com/#SMILE%20Puppet%20Ministry

Messy Church
Messy Church is one way of doing church differently 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.
http://www.messychurch.org.uk/index.asp

Children's Commissioner
The Children's Commissioner is committed to ensuring that the views of children and young people are routinely asked for, listened to and that outcomes for children improve over time. They do this by bringing children and young people into the heart of the decision-making process to increase understanding of their best interests.
http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/info/about_us