Sharing faith

Three-quarters of British parents of Under 5s have contact with a church through its toddler group. That is extraordinary. Is there any other ministry in our nation that is reaching three-quarters of a demographic?  The ordinary Step into a toddler group and you are witnessing the ordinary. I do…

Church-run toddler groups can make the most of their greatest opportunity in the year to introduce guests to Jesus by using these three sessions in the run up to Christmas. 

  • Session 1 – Ordinary Mary, ordin

Simple outlines of the five ‘Come Along Christmas’ characters, perfect for little hands to colour, as well as the popular draw yourself into the stable scene. Use these as a toddler group craft or take-home activity.

What is Dangerous Camping?

Dangerous Camping is a weekend away for children in school years 3–6 (7–11 years) and their dads.

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When my child is crying, my prayers are different. They have a problem and I can’t fix it. As I sit with them, I take it to our Father in heaven. He loves my child more than I do. He has all power at his disposal. The words I pray feel like they really matter.   Prayer is a risk  …
Surveys consistently find that about three-quarters of UK Christians came to faith before they left secondary school. This is consistent with the Bible story (Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 78:1-6).  Parents matter  While faith transmission is a spiritual work done by the Lord, we would expect t…
It’s that time of year again …. the season for ghosts, ghouls and zombies arriving on your doorstep in search of chocolate! I’m not sure which is worse – the prospect of a ‘trick’ or the social awkwardness of trying to make polite conversation with a 6 year-old monster.   It doesn’t need…
Jake is Sarah’s eldest child. I saw Sarah on the first Sunday after she dropped Jake off at University for his first term. She said to me, “It’s pathetic. I want to get into the car and drive four hours to take him to church! There’s a good local church so close to him. He needs to walk out of his d…
In Uganda, for Christmas, most city dwellers head to the countryside where their families live. Once they arrive, families sit together and tell their stories; laughing, eating and celebrating. We heard about a Ugandan Christmas on our recent Faith in Parents podcast, "Christmas elsewhere." What str…
It was like a wrapping paper blizzard. It already covered the floor. It didn’t stop. Tearing, ripping, throwing and moving on. In that moment I knew our family Christmas had taken a wrong turn. It felt like we were ripping through each present without gratitude or any sense that someone had ge…