Monthly Updates

Each month we publish a Children & Families Update that is jam-packed with links to useful ideas, helpful resources and stimulating articles relevant to ministry with children and their families. To receive these directly via email each month, please e-mail Chris at chris.barnett@victas.uca.org.au

In addition to being available below, each Monthly Update is also posted to the Children and Families Ministry FaceBook page. Feel free to share these resources widely!

2020 November Update

2020 October Update

2020 September Update

2020 Mini-Mid-Month Update

2020 August Update

2020 July Update

2020 Mid-June Extra Update

2020 June Update 2020 May Update

2020 Special Holy Week Update

2020 April Update

2020 March Update

2020 February Update

Faith at Home Faith Five Splink (D6) Kitchen Table Project Practical discipleship at home 52 ways your church can encourage faith at home   Children & Games (via Max 7) All-age games Good news games Team-building games An All Abilities Games Guide How to start an Action Sports Ministry   via…

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Make it Messy!                        Saturday August 24         Parkville Make it Messy! will assist those already engaged in Messy Church, churches contemplating beginning a Messy Church and people genuinely curious about the Messy Church phenomenon take the next step in their Messy journey. Join with others from churches across the state for a day of active engagement, stimulating discussions,…

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Make it Messy!                        Saturday August 24         Parkville Make it Messy! will assist those already engaged in Messy Church, churches contemplating beginning a Messy Church and people genuinely curious about the Messy Church phenomenon take the next step in their Messy journey. Join with others from churches across the state for a day of active engagement, stimulating discussions,…

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Children & Families Ministry: Core Issues – Jul 11-13, 15-17                PARKVILLE  Offered in Parkville for the FIRST time, this University of Divinity intensive unit (Jul 11-13, 15-17) is an excellent professional development opportunity for ministers, pastors, chaplains and those employed or deeply engaged in ministry with children and their…

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RE-SCHEDULE of Stories of Childhood – Playgroup/Pre-school Ministry Training Day                NOW Saturday JUNE 22             Parkville The annual Stories of Childhood Playgroup/Pre-school Training Day, is now taking place in Parkville on Saturday June 22, is a great opportunity for any church engaged in ministry with young families. For ministers, pastors,…

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Stories of Childhood – Playgroup/Pre-school Ministry Training Day                Saturday April 27             Parkville The annual Stories of Childhood Playgroup/Pre-school Training Day, taking place in Parkville on Saturday April 27, is a great opportunity for any church engaged in ministry with young families. For ministers, pastors, leaders and team members involved…

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Stories of Childhood – Playgroup/Pre-school Ministry Training Day                Saturday April 27             Parkville The annual Stories of Childhood Playgroup/Pre-school Training Day, taking place in Parkville on Saturday April 27, is a great opportunity for any church engaged in ministry with young families. For ministers, pastors, leaders and team members involved…

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REGISTER NOW! Two Great February Events Generate 2019 – Growing Intergenerational Ministry            Feb 22,23             Parkville, Melbourne Despite much talk in recent years around intergenerational ministry, a present and pressing challenge for churches and their leaders is to develop effective intergenerational practice that encourages discipleship across all ages. Focused on…

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Two Great February 2019 Events Thriving Ministry Leadership: lessons from a duck, an echidna and a caterpillar        Feb 21-28            Various locations (metro and country) Andrew McDonough, best known as the author and illustrator of the Lost Sheep books, is coming to Victoria! According to Andrew…“Jesus’ best command ever is ‘look at the…

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