Children & Families Ministry Update – May 2018

Make it Messy! Training Day              Saturday June 2               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, encouraging stories and helpful electives that will empower your ministry in your local context – whether you are already engaged with Messy Church or not!. Across the day you will have the opportunity to connect with experienced Messy Church leaders and engage with…

More information and registration: e-mail or Make it Messy 2018 (live from May 1)

Nb. Last minute registrations are still being accepted for the  Stories of Childhood 2018 Playgroup/Pre-school ministry training event


Risen & Real – FREE Intergenerational Ministry Resources

Risen and Real: Resources for Intergenerational Worship is the result of the latest collaboration between Intergen (formerly the VCCE) and the Centre for Theology and Ministry (CTM). This lectionary-based resource contains a wealth of ideas suitable for use in the “first 20 minutes” of a typical worship service. Whether you follow the Revised Common Lectionary or not, you will find great ideas including Intergenerational Music suggestions and Early Word/Bible Engagement ideas.

Nb. If you would like notification as each week becomes available (and you’re not already on the distribution list), please e-mail


Pentecost Resources


Some Practical Resources to Explore




Play & Stories – Thinking Theologically


Thinking Intergenerationally


Thinking About Youth Ministry


A Miscellany of Items


Here To Stay – Upcoming Events

Here2Stay continues to offer a valuable framework for growing discipleship across younger (indeed all) generations. Check out these opportunities for going deeper into the Here2Stay process…

*= These evenings of experiential activities are designed for church teams to explore life-long faith formation together and will have limited numbers

These events are being hosted by, and taking place at, Scripture Union Victoria (455 455 Springfield Rd, Mitcham). For more information e-mail