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Resources for Children’s Ministry


Messy Church – a way of being church for families involving fun, it is found across the world and it’s values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration click here
Open the Book –  a project which offers primary school children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the Bible, from a team of Christians from local churches, who present the stories during assemblies/acts of Collective Worship. Each presentation takes around 10-15 minutes and can be incorporated into a wider school assembly, or can stand alone. It is a three-year rolling programme with an additional, but optional year of material based on Christian Values. click here


Prayer Spaces in Schools – enable children and young people, of all faiths and none, to explore these life questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way. Taking a broadly Christian perspective as a starting point, prayer spaces give children and young people an opportunity to develop skills of personal reflection and to explore prayer in an open, inclusive and safe environment. click here

Care for the Family – a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.  Lots of helpful resources on all aspects of children and families – click here
Playtime – provides support, advice and resources for anyone engaging with children and families in a Toddler Group setting – click here
Premier Youth and Children’s Work – free resources including meeting guides, all-age service plans, discussion starters, reflective activities, games, music, movies – click here
Schoolswork UK – free web-based resources including lesson and assembly plans and outlines – click here
Energize – web-based resources (subscription) from Urban Saints for ages 3-18 – click here. You can get a month’s free trial of the resources.
Roots – weekly resources to enrich worship and learning for the whole church (subscription). 2 sets -Adult and all age / children and young people – click here
Scripture Union – Grid (11-14s) and SUbstance (15-18s) resources (not web-based) – click here
The Resource – exists to equip, support, encourage, train and develop those working with children and young people – click here
Going 4 Growth – Church of England resource hub with excellent resources and links on wide range of issues e.g. training, mental health, bereavement etc etc – click here