We in CMN (and CGMC before it) have enjoyed a long history of publishing our own works. These have had a profound influence on the understanding of children, their gifts and needs in our Churches and organisations. More information can be found here.
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A General Reading List can be found here
A list of resources on Children’s Spirituality can be found here
Various resources on Theology and Spirituality can be found here
The revised edition of Core Skills draws on new material and ideas developed by trainers who have been successfully using it for the past 6 years. Core Skills is an interdenominational modular scheme and offers foundational training for all those involved with church-based children’s ministry. It addresses the key areas of expertise set-out by the DFES in the Common Core of Skills and Knowledge for the Children’s Workforce.
A ‘Core Skills for Family Ministry’ course has been developed to equip all those working with families. A range of units from the course were presented at a conference in September 2015.
How is the Church working with families today? What does this ministry look like? What training and resources are available for those working in this field?
CGMC and The Methodist Church commissioned research into family ministry and launched it at a conference in September 2015. This ground breaking project explores a range of themes looking at the current shape of work with families across the church in the UK.
The CGMC 24 hour conference in November 2013 was entitled ‘Children’s and Family Ministry – where are we now? How do we nurture children for a life of faith?’
Various papers and presentations from the conference can be found here.
On November 22nd 2012, CGMC hosted a conference for Principals and Tutors from UK training colleges involved with ministerial formation. The aim of the day was to begin a conversation about bringing children’s and family ministry into current and future training programmes.
‘New Directions: Thinking and Doing in Ministry Among Children’ was held at Nottingham University in September 2005. The conference was attended by workers from the majority of the denominations in the UK & Ireland who participated in a mix of workshops, keynote addresses, and worship. As with many conference experiences it was the time spent in conversations over dinner and coffee that enable many to make connections.