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:


Advent prayer stations: John the Baptist: Light in the dark, the voice in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord and Baptism are the themes for these prayer stations for the third Sunday of Advent.

Christingle talk: A talk for a Christingle service focussing on the story of the first Christingle and Bishop Johannes who gave the children a candle tied with red ribbon...


Seasonal material:


Epiphany


Epiphany Liquid Worship Prayer stations to celebrate the visit of the wise men, reflecting on gifts, journeying and the Christmas king.

Candlemas


Candlemas Workshop Telling the story of Candlemas with a variety of responses including decorating candles and doves.

Candlemas Under 5s The story of Candlemas adapted for pre-schoolers

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.


What's where:


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

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

Seasons and Festivals 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.

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