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Family Faith Rhythms: A new resource for families in your church!

Family has been shown to have the most significant impact on life-long faith development. That’s why this set of cards has been designed for families of all types and stages. The ideas suggested in this resource are just a few of the many ways you can create rhythms that help your family grow as followers...

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Stand Sunday: Join the movement!

On Stand Sunday, Christians around the world stand for the children and families in foster care. Stand Sunday is an opportunity for our churches to stand and acknowledge our calling as the family of God, responsible for the protection, advocacy and care for the vulnerable children in our local communities. In Australia, there is around 50,000...

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Healthy Relationships

A resource from Australian Baptist Ministries The Healthy Relationships Video Project originally grew out of a recognition that Covid-19 presented challenges for families and individuals that we have never seen before including but not limited to: Significantly increased time together Great disruption to normal routine Isolation from friends and extended family members Restrictions on activities...

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Appreciation Dinner: Listen now!

We pray and hope that you, children’s ministry leaders and pastors, are encouraged and know just how important your calling is to raise the next generation! If the above media doesn’t work in your browser, follow this link to hear the talk: Play the Audio File

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August Event: Appreciation Dinner for Kids & Family Ministry Leaders

That’s right! This year for our annual August event, the QB Kids team would love to host you at our Brisbane Appreciation Dinner for Kids & Family Ministry Leaders and Pastors. It’s time to get together for ‘family dinner’ with our wider, south-east QB church family and celebrate all that God is doing through our...

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IGNITE Conference 2018

What a great weekend it was at IGNITE! Over 200 Baptist children’s and family ministry leaders gathered together with nearly 900 other like-minded leaders on Friday and Saturday. We heard from engaging keynote speakers, Chelsea Follet and Cath Tallack, as well as joined in on over 60 electives on how to welcome, disciple and serve...

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QB Kids & ARK Australia Event

QB Kids & their families is proud to partner with ARK Australia. Your church can bring hope and a future for a child in foster care. Ark Australia – QB Kids Event – Thursday 19th April 2018 from Queensland Baptists on Vimeo. There are over 46,000 children in Australia living in out-of-home care. There’s 9103...

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Faith In The Home: Moment By Moment

As our kids get older opportunities to talk with them can seem to diminish. They get busy with school work, sport, music or friends and there seems to be less time available for a casual chat. But actually, as our kids get older, this is the time we need to be talking with them more...

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Faith In the Home – Taking Everyday Opportunities to Pray

Taking Everyday Opportunities to Pray We, as families, are busy. In addition to working long hours, our schedules can be full of homework, sports, arts, and music. Many parents are exhausted!! The very last thing we want to do is to make them feel guilty about yet another thing to have to fit into their...

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Worship for Kids: more than a song?

An excerpt from one of my favourite KidMin blogs : “In today’s culture, worship has once again become associated to “music at church.” As we see the progression of worship in scripture we see it attached to the tabernacle and then later, to the temple. Very often, we see that when someone worshiped, they fell down....

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Playing For Keeps

Recently I was in the USA, specifically Louisville, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennesee for a children’s ministry conference called CM CONNECT conference. (Check out CM Connect here: cmconnect.org). It became abundantly clear to me that God was calling us to prioritise reaching families, specifically parents, to help them disciple their children. Sunday school teachers (or kids...

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Easter Resouces – The Best of the Best (And they’re FREE)

 Easter is just around the corner, so I have rounded up my FAVOURITE FREE Easter resources, and posted links to them HERE IN THIS POST… It’s that WONDERFUL time of year we get to reflect on the cross, talk about the gospel, and how great Jesus is – on a national holiday! WOO! So here...

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IGNITE CONFERENCE 2015: HOW TO INNOVATE (in case you missed it)

What a day! IGNITE Children’s Ministry Conference and Expo is the annual training event for our leaders of children’s ministries, or for anyone who wants to be empowered to disciple kids… Ignite gathers children’s ministry workers of all denominations across our state, and brings them together to hear inspiring key note speakers, empowering electives, as...

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Lost Sheep Resources

When Jesus wanted to change lives he told stories. That’s what we do at Lost Sheep — and at the centre of our stories is Jesus. Some stories are about him, some are by him, but all of them point to him. We take the spirituality of children seriously but also believe the gospel is...

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Are You Wearing Your Seatbelt?

CHILD SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT. Yep, I said it. Arguably the 4 most boring (or scary) words in children’s ministry. I get it, you sit in front of the computer at the beginning of every year (if we’re lucky) and think of all the possible ways children can injure themselves at your ministry, and then...

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FAQ: Which Curriculum Should We Choose?

FAQ: Coming in as number 1, the all time most frequently asked question I am asked is, “What curriculum should I use?” This is a big question! What we will teach the kids that come through our doors, and how we will present it is a big deal! We want our program to be fun,...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS

It is that time of year again! Maybe you’re SUPER EXCITED! Maybe you just groaned because you can’t face another year of mayhem. Maybe you’re panicking because you can’t believe it’s here already! Maybe you’re apprehensive as to what you will possibly do that’s different this year- whatever you feel, look no further. We have...

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FREE Family Devotions for your church family!

If you want to encourage families in your church or community to be investing int heir child’s spiritual lives, here is a way to do it effectively! It is a fact that the biggest and most effective influence in a child’s spiritual life is their parents. So if you want to be reaching kids and...

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Kidshaper Conference – Retrospect #2

Ps Wayne Alcorn preached on leadership. He’s the national leader of ACC churches, and he spoke on how leaders can build something of worth. We take a look at Nehemiah here, a guy who did a lot of building, and a lot of leading. Nehemiah was moved to lead out of the passion He had...

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The Best Way To Spend Your Holidays!

To all of you fellow stuffy-nosed, croaky-voiced, overtired, caffeine-stimulated, slimy-shirted leaders of children’s holiday camps: well done! I am writing this week to all of you who have given up your time, your dignity, your health, and your sleep–to commend you on committing your time to Jesus this week or last, to tell children in...

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Generation Z: The Movers and the Shakers

“the most connected, educated and sophisticated generation ever…They are the up-agers, with influence beyond their years. They are the tweens, the teens, the youth and young adults of our global society. They are the early adopters, the brand influencers, the social media drivers, the pop-culture leaders. They comprise nearly 2 billion people globally, and they...

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KidsHope Australia: Strength and Flex

Wendy Jarrott-Smith’s role with the KIDS HOPE AUS Mentoring Program, is to assist churches in building a quality partnership with their local school, in the provision of Mentors for vulnerable children. At the present time, there are nearly 400 school-church partnerships, under the umbrella of KIDS HOPE AUS, across Australia, with approximately 4000 children being...

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Ministry Focus: Brigades in Our Communities

Dr Wess Stafford, former president and CEO of Compassion International writes in his book Too Small To Ignore, “No matter what the setting , children seem to be a second rate mandate… Dr Wess Stafford, former president and CEO of Compassion International writes in his book Too Small To Ignore, “No matter what the...

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