About XLM – Started in 2008, XLP’s XL-Mentoring project (XLM) has proven highly effective in supporting young people and their families who are facing emotional, behavioural and relational challenges. The project is helping them to choose to:
- Improve behaviours, self-esteem & life skills.
- Stay in school and succeed in education.
- Improve relationships with family, peers teachers and others in the community.
- Set goals for the future and work hard to achieve them
The project operates in partnership with local schools and focuses on those aged 11 – 18 who are on the More...
1277 announces the third annual National Day of Prayer for Parent and Toddler Groups on Sunday 2nd June 2013. Timed to coincide with National Family week, this is a great time for your church to pray for your toddler groups. For many churches the weekly parent and toddler group is a key outreach opportunity as well as a brilliant way to serve their community. ‘For many young children and their parents, the parent and toddler group is a highlight as they meet up with friends to play and chat, but for many it is also the only time they will More...
The Aim Lower Journal is an excellent website of artilces that focus on mission, discipleship and children. Here’s a selection of articles from issue 1:
- Aim Lower – A new priority for children in mission thinking
- Think Smaller – How do we relate to children and how might fresh thinking help our mission
- Give Up – Challenge yourself. Are you ready for real mission partnership?
- Go Have a Cup of Coffee – The foundations of productive partnership in mission
- The Child Faith Journey – What are the signposts on the child’s journey to faith. 10 key insights
- Mentoring – We
Who Let The Dads Out? Conference 15 June 2013, Cowplain, Hampshire
Come and celebrate the 10th anniversary of Who Let The Dads Out?
A great opportunity for group leaders to meet, encourage and learn from one another. They allow church leaders, church family workers and any others looking at ministries for men in a parenting/family context to hear from and learn all about Who Let The Dads Out?
All tickets cost £15. Bring four people and get a fifth place FREE.
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For the combined parishes of West Wittering, and Birdham with Itchenor in the beautiful setting of Chichester Harbour and the South Coast. Come and make a real difference in a Benefice with a growing youth congregation and well laid foundations in its youth work on which to build.
- Can you demonstrate a genuine love for our young people and a passion to see them flourishing within the Christian faith?
- Have you the vision and the energy to meet the challenges posed for youth growing up in faith in today’s society?
We believe that the ideal candidate will be More...
The Bridge is…
- A website packed with quality teaching.
- A line of communication between young people and wider church leadership.
- A statistical beast, educating the church about young people.
The Bridge provides one place for young people to receive an extensive range of good quality teaching, in a variety of forms. This teaching is to be relevant and applicable to the reality of life as a young person today.
At the heart this is to facilitate engagement between Church leadership and young people.
Check out their awesome resources here.
From the excellent Jane Butcher of Faith in Homes.
Can children be children before they are consumers? A report from Compassion indicates that constant exposure to commercial messages is shaping the way children see themselves and the world – it is impacting on their desires, values and aspirations.
The report states that marketers are inventing ever-more ingenious ways of infiltrating children’s worlds with advertising messages and have laid roots in every aspect of children’s lives – from how they learn to what they eat and how they play – exploiting their emotional vulnerabilities in the name of profit. Engulfed More...
I came across this excellent article in a tweet from the our new Archdeacon of Portsdown (@joannegrenfell). What do you think?
Taken from Rev’d Claire’s excellent blog:
1. The Rules are made to be broken. They won’t suit everyone, all the time. So go ahead and break them. Make up new ones. Disregard them too. Ask people what rules they would like – as congregations, parents, children and service leaders.
2. Being family friendly doesn’t mean that every Service of Worship held has to be child centric. More...
The Diocese of Liverpool produced some excellent resources for doing an away day with children as part of their Year of the Child programme in 2009.
The Diocese of Liverpool invited everyone to make a difference in their parish during 2009. 2009 was the 30th anniversary of the United Nations International Year of the Child. This was an opportunity to:
- Review your work with children and young people
- Celebrate their contribution in the life of the Church and community
- Challenge the Church to fresh vision and expression, inspired by the spirit of the child
The pack provided a variety of activities More...