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The conference dates for 2011 are 4th-6th February

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A picture gallery, details of conference downloads, speakers notes, recommended titles and songs sung over the weekend are below.

 

Conference report

For those of us organising the conference the few weeks after Christmas were tense. The heavy snow and ice meant, understandably, that people held back from booking. But we were blessed by a break in the weather and over 1300 people gathered in Eastbourne for another fantastic weekend. here are a couple of typical comments - one from a first time attender (as were about half the delegates) and one from a regular.

‘This year has been my first conference attendance. I came looking to God to speak to me to reignite my enthusiasm and vision for ministry to children and I have come away with that and so much more! Thank you Father God – and thank you to all who have been involved in the conference in any way. God bless you!’ (Children's Work Co-coordinator)


‘This was the best CM conference ever. The standard of the main talks and workshops was extremely high and the worship and songs in the main celebrations were excellent. The whole event was so well organised that it all seemed to run seamlessly. Well done to everyone involved and thank you for such a refreshing, inspiring and energising conference.’ (Person in charge of Sunday School)

Anne Richards spoke on main stage on Friday evening and set the weekend off on an inspiring note. I think she gave a slightly different perspective on God's view of children and would have made many delegates listen to other sessions over the weekend with new ears.

 

Geraldine Latty and her band led the worship in our three main sessions over the weekend and as always she was awesome. As the conference organiser I know that she really understands the heartbeat of the conference and leads worship appropriately - a real skill given the wide range of churchmanship represented at the conference.

 

We started Saturday morning with Bible study - although half the delegates chose the 'lighter' option offered by Bob Hartman! Then George Barna introduced us to his research that underpins his work on encouraging churches and parents to build up their children as spiritual champions. David Pearson gave us important and up-to-date information on the ISA Vetting and Barring Scheme and delegates were generous in their offering towards the work of Ray of Hope, Amazon.

 

Saturday afternoon, along with Friday afternoon and Sunday morning, was taken up with optional seminars and workshops. Although we plan the progamme in topic streams, delegates never follow a single stream through the weekend which I guess just goes to show that most people engaged in children's and family minstry have a wide range of roles and responsibilites.

 

On Saturday evening Lucy Moore hosted 'Entertaining Angels' a light-hearted event inspired by the story from Genesis of Abraham's visitors - although I'm quite sure that the Genesis account doesn't include a chicken! That was just quick thinking from Rhema Theatre Company when props went astray - but eveyone who was present will never forget it!

 

Bishop Paul Butler encouraged us to help children engage with the Bible, and not just Bible stories, in the closing session on Sunday.

 

Far more than I expected attended and enjoyed Ruth Hassall's session on 'Feeding your soul' on Sunday morning. We will take that on board and give more time to personal reflection and refreshment next year. I'm also hoping to have an interactive prayer area available throughout the 2011 event.

 

I'll also take into account the other feedback on topics delegates would like to see included - although there is no indication of any subjects that should be dropped to accommodate them! In particular we'll look at adding more on prayer, children and the Holy Spirit and working with inner city children and families.

 

Sue Price, Conference Director

 

Picture gallery

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Friday 5.00-6.00pm
Showcasing: BIG Ministries. Jo Squires with the BIG team
Session download not available.


Practical ideas for families to share at home. Cathy Kyte
Download this talk (£2.99).
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Practical ideas for under 5s. Claire Wells with Sheila Pearson
Session download not available
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Friday 6.15-7.15pm
Explaining the cross. Andy Saunders

Download this talk (£2.99).
TTCross
Recommended book (£2.99 £2.84)


Keeping tweenagers. Mark Ashworth
Download this talk (£2.99).

Using conjuring in ministry. Graham Nunn
Session download not available.

Friday 7.30-9.00pm
Through the eyes of a child. Anne Richards
Download this talk (£2.99).

through-the-eyes-of-a-childRecommended book (£19.99 £18.99)
Worship: Geraldine Latty and her band
Go to the list of songs that Geraldine used over the weekend.

Saturday 9.15-10.15am
A Biblical and theological perspective on childhood. Ian White
Download this talk (£2.99).
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Biblical reflections on children and families: a lighter alternative. Bob Hartman
Download this talk (£2.99).

A Biblical and theological perspective on the family. Sharon Prior
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Saturday 10.45am-12.45pm
Transforming children in to spiritual champions. George Barna

Download this talk (£2.99).

transforming children Recommended book (£10.99 £10.44).

Worship: Geraldine Latty and her band
Go to the list of songs that Geraldine used over the weekend.


Saturday 2.00-3.00pm
Exploring creation. Doug Horley
Session download not available.

Duggie-dug-dug-goes-wildRecommended DVD (£14.99 £13.49)


The discipleship of children: are we structured right in both content and intent? Ian White
Download this talk (£2.99). 
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Multi-sensory worship for all ages. Irene Smale
Download this talk (£2.99).
Multi Sensory Ideas copyRecommended book (£8.99 ££8.09)

If you were at this session and Jane promised you a copy of her dissertation please contact us office@familyministry.co.uk - and we will pass your email address onto her.

Using mime in ministry. Ken Wylie
Session download not available.


Best practice in children's ministry. Sharon Prior
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Exploring the Bible with tweenagers. Terry Clutterham
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TTExploring Bible
Recommended book (£2.99 £2.69)

Involving teenagers in children's ministry and training them in leadership. Heather Hughes with Rebecca & Sarah
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growing young leaders
Recommended book (£7.99 £7.59)


Worship and singing with under 5s. Julia Plaut
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003
Recommended CD (£14.99 £13.49)


Toddler groups: an opportunity for community engagement. Fiona Burt
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Saturday 3.30-4.30pm
Teaching the Bible through song. Ishmael
Session download not available.

bigger barnRecommended CD (12.99 £11.69)

How should churches support parents in faith development? George Barna
Download this talk (£2.99).

revolutionary parenting leaderRecommended book (£25.99 £23.39)

Showcasing: Messy Church. Lucy Moore
Download this talk (£2.99). There is some background interference on this recording but you can listen to it OK. 
messy church
Recommended book (£8.99 £8.54)


Using puppets in ministry. Steve Morgan-Gurr
Session download not available.

Faith development in children. Sharon Prior
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Bible stories and under 5s. Andy Saunders
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Welcoming children with special needs. Alice Langtree
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TTSpecialChildrenRecommended book (£2.99 £2.84)


Discipleship and tweenagers. Ali Campbell
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Child friendly church. Jane Leadbetter
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Saturday 5.00-6.00pm
Using visual media in ministry. Dave Carlos
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Passing on the baton: ensuring continuity of good practice as leaders move to new positions. Ali Campbell
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Showcasing: Light for everyone – developing imaginative regular Sunday groups. Terry Clutterham
Session download not available.


Using drama in ministry. James Hamilton
Session download not available.

Intergenerational church. Lucy Moore
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all age worshipRecommended book (£7.99 £7.59)

Worship and tweenagers. Rich Thomas
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Assemblies with impact. Amy Stock
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Storytelling for all ages. Bob Hartman
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All Age Services copyRecommended book (£8.99 £8.09)

Parenting courses: why and how? Lindsay Melluish
Download this talk (£2.99).
parenting childrenRecommended book (£6.99 £6.29)


Sunday 9.15-10.15am
Worship and songs for 5-13s. Doug Horley
Session download not available.

funky action songs 5Recommended DVD (£14.99 £13.49)

Faith development in practice: some examples of successful groups and a time for discussion. Chaired by Ruth Hassall with Lianne Smith from X:site

Download this talk (£2.99).

Showcasing: Roots. Jane Chevous
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Using flags and dance in ministry. Marie Bensley
Session download not available.

CMGdance dramaRecommended book (£2.99 £2.69)


Holiday clubs and year-round outreach. Andy Saunders
Download this talk (£2.99). 

Faith at home: why, how and who? Jane Butcher

Download this talk (£2.99).

Presenting the Gospel to secular congregations. Dennis Pethers

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Sunday 10.45-11.45am
Discovering the Bible with children. Terry Clutterham
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Feeding your soul: a time for refreshment. Ruth Hassall
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Showcasing: ALF and Check It Out. Dennis Pethers
Session download not available.


Using BibleBop in ministry. John Hardwick

Session download not available.
BibleBopRecommended CD/DVD (£12.99 £11.69)

More than babysitting: ministry with 0-2s and their families. Claire Wells with Jenny FitzSimmon
Download this talk (£2.99).

How do you build a vision for your Family Ministry? Pauline Burdett

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TTFamiliesRecommended book (£2.99 £2.84)

Local church, local school. Martyn Payne
Download this talk (£2.99).

Sunday 12.15-1.45pm
Loving God’s Word. Bishop Paul Butler
Download this talk (£2.99).

through-the-eyes-of-a-childRecommended book (£19.99 £18.99)

Worship: Geraldine Latty and her band


Songs sung by Geraldine over the weekend:

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Overwhelming (Geraldine Latty)

Our hope is in you Lord (Geraldine Latty)

Find both on her album Shout it! (£12.99 £11.69)

 

 

 

 

 

The following albums do not have Geraldine singing the songs:

 

You're King and you reign (Geraldine Latty & Carey Luce)

Find on album Here I am to worship (KMCD2524) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come people of the risen King (Getty, Getty & Townend)

Find on album Awaken the Dawn (KMCD3075)

 

Sing unto the Lord a new song (Beswick, Francis & Brown)

Find on album 60 Songs of Praise and Worship vol. 4 (KMCD 2516)

 

Even though I walk through the valley (Matt & Beth Redman)

Find on albums Just one touch from the King (KMCD2776) and Songs Of Fellowship vol. 4 (SFCD370)

 

Hosanna (Praise is rising) (Brenton Brown)

Find on album Everlasting God (SURCD5031)

 

The greatest day in history (Happy day) (Tim Huges & Ben Cantelon)

Find on albums The Best Soul Survivor Worship Album... Ever! (KMCD2933) and Songs of Fellowship vol. 4 (SFCD370)

 

Everyone needs compassion (mighty to save) (Reuben Morgan & Ben Fielding)

Find on album Mission Praise (KMCD3082)

 

Great big God (Jo & Nigel Hemming)

Find on album Vineyard UK - Great Big God (ICC1113D)

 

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (Tr. Byrne & Hull)

Find on album House of Worship (KMCD2768)

 

Wonderful, so wonderful (Beautiful one) (Tim Hughes)

Find on album TheThe Best Soul Survivor Worship Album... Ever! (KMCD2933)

 

Agnus Dei (Michael W Smith)

Find on album Mission Praise (KMCD3082)

 

Be lifted up (Paul Oakley)

Find on album Be lifted up (SURCD085) 

 

Lord I lift your name on high (Nick Founds)

Find on album The Best Soul Survivor Worship Album... Ever! (KMCD2933) 

 

Celebrate God (Damien Herbert)

 

This little light of mine (Trad.)

 

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