Churches are recognising the importance of partnering with parents and resourcing faith in the home, as well as the vital role intergenerational relationships and participation in a church community play in growing faith in children.
Immanuel Lutheran Church at Novar Gardens in suburban Adelaide is situated between a Lutheran college and primary school which each bear the same name, meaning ‘God with us’. Its geographical setting gives the church extra opportunities to minister to and serve children and families. Church pastor Nigel Rosenzweig says it is a privilege to serve… Read more
The best ministry we do FOR children is when we do ministry WITH them. 1 – Not our future One of the craziest things about Lutheran Christians is that we baptise children! We don’t ask whether they comprehend. We don’t wait for them to be worthy. We just welcome them because Jesus welcomed them (Mark… Read more
When a family enrols their child in day care, they would expect to receive information about the service. At Beenleigh Family Day Care, south-east of Brisbane, the introduction families have to the centre includes a special extra – the gift of a Bible. This program is part of Beenleigh Family Day Care’s (FDC) ministry to… Read more
I have two children who use laptops, tablets, and smart phones to access the internet. Like many other children their ages, they play games, look up facts, and download pictures and craft activities. And, like any other parent of young children, I want them to access websites that are safe as well as fun. Happyland.com.au… Read more