Here is a wonderful range of resources recommended by Sue Mitchell, our Diocesan Children and Families Missioner:
Maintaining contact with families after a baptism is crucial to supporting them in their on-going journey, providing opportunities to invite Baptism families to come along to is key to building relationships .This website provides a wealth of free information and practical resources that can easily be used in different contexts.
Baptism Follow-Up https://churchsupporthub.org/baptisms/
The following websites offer a variety of ways of connecting with families both in and out of any church setting .All provide a wide variety of material’s that can be used in worship, talks, children’s/young people’s groups, written by a variety of writers including Bob Hartman the aim is to help people engage with God and each other.
Engage worship/area 52 https://engageworship.org/area52
Barnabas in churches http://www.barnabasinchurches.org.uk/
Faith In The Home
Care for the family recently reported “That 88% of churches felt they did not offer very much in the way of support for parents in nurturing faith at home, while a further 44% offered no support at all!” As parents are the primary disciplers of their children the following websites offer material’s to enable churches to better support families in this key area.
Parenting for faith https://parentingforfaith.org/
God Venture http://godventure.co.uk/
Care for the family https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/
Ministry In Schools
Many opportunities to connect with children and families are missed through not engaging with the local schools ,the following websites that can offer both training events and also a wide selection of resources which can easily be used in a variety of settings.
Prayer spaces in schools https://www.prayerspacesinschools.com/
Barnabas in schools http://www.barnabasinschools.org.uk/