The Spiritual Child Network:



Awe and Wonder


Together on the Way


Children's Ministry Matters


Celebrating children's spirituality, their insights, experiences, gifts and questions.

Discovering ways we can travel alongside children on our shared Christian journey of faith.

Providing support, ideas and resources for those involved in children's ministry within a Christian context.

What's new:


Hannah, a drama for Mothering Sunday: Hannah's story divided into three scenes whihc can be spaced across the service: her meeting with Eli in the temple, the birth of Samuel and taking Samuel to the temple.

What's where:


Spirituality Links to: Prayer; Godly Play; Sacred Space and Story

Child in Church Links to: Thoughts on Worship; Services; Prayer; Prayer Stations; Under 5s; Baptism; Holy Communion; Liturgy Boxes and Children's areas in church.

Seasonal The church year from Advent to Christ the King. Including Seasonal Journey from Lent to Pentecost and Tree of Life - using a Christmas tree cross from Christmas to Creation.

Community Links to: Children at home; Footsteps and Creative Church (reaching out to those who don't attend church); Wider Community and Special needs.

Schools Including links to Events; R.E days; Godly Play in School; Prayer

Seasonal material:


Tree of Life


How one church made their Christmas tree into a cross and used it throughout Lent, Holy Week and beyond. Click here

A Seasonal Journey


We decided to use the chancel to create a focus for Lent, which grew into an Easter garden, a well for Pentecost, and then flowed out into the rest of the church as the River of Life. Click here

Lent


Lent: Jesus in the Wilderness: An event for schools with reflective story telling and creative response. Special areas of the church were set up for the different stations: bread and stones, the pinnacle of the temple and the kingdoms of the world. This was also offered after school as part of our Footsteps project.

Under 5s: Pray and play stations for under 5s based on Jesus' experience in the wilderness. Including Jesus' baptism, bread or stones; the pinnacle of the temple and all the kingdoms of the world.

Lent focus: Creating a worship focus for Lent.

Lent books: "Weaving a journey through Lent" by Rachel Nicholls. How one family used this book during Lent.

Mothering Sunday


Drama: Hannah's story divided into three scenes which can be spaced across the service: her meeting with Eli in the temple, the birth of Samuel and taking Samuel to the temple.

Palm Sunday


Hosanna! an event for Palm Sunday: Drama, craft, worship and activities for all ages on Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Liquid Worship Six stations including confession, prayer, word and reflection all based around the theme of Palm Sunday

Drama: A drama for Palm Sunday, based on the events of Holy Week from the entry into Jerusalem to the arrest of Jesus.

Holy Week


Under 5s: Pray and play stations to help under 5s engage with the story of Holy Week and Easter.

Taste and See: Stations for Holy Week based on our sense: taste, sight, smell, hearing and touch.