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Check out the report on the 2013 Eastbourne conference, information on all the speaker recommendations and links to the session audio downloads.
Who Let the Dads Out? (find out more...)
Sue says: A book supported by a web site, giving you ideas for sessions where dads bring along their toddlers. I'm not sure why dad's deserve bacon butties more than mums do!
SODA - School's Out, Dad's About (find out more...)
Sue says: This book is in three sections - SODA (a club for dad's and their Reception to Year 2 children), Daddy Cool! (a parenting programme addressing the challenges of being a dad) and Soul Man? (a discussion group offering dads the chance to think about their beliefs and values). If you want the parenting programme ideas, this is a great book, but if you're looking for follow on ideas from Who Let the Dad's Out for SODA clubs you may be disappointed - it is covered in just 8 pages.
Few children, Great opportunities (find out more...)
Sue says: I'm biased on this one as I'm a co-author! It was written out of the experience in my own church when we couldn't find appropriate material for a very small group of children ranging from toddlers to teens who may or may not be present on any given Sunday.
Sue says: Premier have just launched a new magazine for children's workers to sit alongside their very successful Youthwork magazine. With articles, ideas and reviews, it will be published 6 times a year. It will need your support to become sustainable, so ask for a free copy of issue 1 and consider taking out a subscription.
Mosaic (find out more...)
Sue says: God With Us, and companion book God is Good, are two new books based on Scripture Union's Light materials aimed at groups with a wide age range of children. 12 sessions and a bonus all-age service in each book. It says it covers 3-14s but I think 5-11s is more realistic without quite a bit of extra preparation.
Participate! (find out more...)
Sue says: A 7-week programme for 9-14s to think about their gifts and how they could serve their church or community with a plan to give them hands-on experience. This is realloy focused on helping the whole church help their young people find their place.
Kids United (find out more...)
Sue says: A unique resource for churches that are serving mainly Muslim communities and want club material for 4-7s that presents Bible stories.
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