A big part of Grow Ministries’ work is to develop resources that support families and congregations in their ministry to children and young people. As the end of the year approaches and we look forward to a new one, Director Jodi Brook highlights an updated resource.
Every LCANZ congregation is being encouraged to recognise and give thanks for the Christian care provided by congregational ministries, individuals, and Lutheran aged-care and community services. A suite of resources to support a Sunday celebration of care was launched recently.
Having noticed the lack of a genuinely rural Australian devotion resource, Pastor Stephen Jaensch encouraged his congregation at Emerald in Queensland to join him in producing something to fill the need.
‘Preparing for my funeral’ is a new resource developed by the LCANZ’s Committee for Ministry with the Ageing, which is designed to take away some of the stress of preparing a funeral for a family member or other loved one.
God always intended that our formation in the Christian faith would be at the heart of family life. To support congregations in their partnership with families, Grow Ministries has created the new resource Woven Together to help parents nurture their children’s faith.