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:


Bible day: A whole school R.E day focusing on the big story of the Bible; the books of the Prophets; how the Bible came down to us; the Bible in worship and how Christians use the Bible today.

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 in church.

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.

Seasonal material:


Harvest


All Age Worship: A service for harvest based on the medieval cycle of the year

Hunger: Prayer Stations These prayer stations use the story of Elijah and the widow of Zarephath to reflect on hunger in the Bible and in the world today

The Parable of the Sower: Prayer Stations Prayer stations for the sower based on the themes of the path, the rocks, the thorns and the good earth.

Bible Sunday


Prayer Stations for the Bible: Including the books of the Bible, writers of the Bible, the Bible under threat, the Bible through the ages and more...

Bible day: A whole school R.E day focusing on the big story of the Bible; the books of the Prophets; how the Bible came down to us; the Bible in worship and how Christians use the Bible today.

All Hallow's Eve and All Saints


All Hallow's Eve: Goodies and Baddies A party that explores the themes of dark and light, good and evil.

Remembrance


Prayer Stations: Courage: The story of Daniel was linked with the First World War, focussing on different kinds of courage: physical courage (individual bravery, Daniel in the lion's den); enduring courage (the Israelites in exile in Babylon, life in the trenches) and moral courage (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, conscientious objectors).

Prayer Stations: Remembrance and Peace: Two simple prayer stations for Remembrance Day, one focussing on remembering the effects of war and the second on the need for peace.

Reconciliation: These five different stations were originally used on Good Friday and linked the Passion story with the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral after the second world war by using prayers, images and stories. There were opportunites for prayer and creative response. They have since been used on Remembrance Day.