help4you

A variety of presentation, consultancy & training approaches are possible … one just right for your context!

Sometimes the best sort of help is a chat over coffee*

Whether the chat is over Skype, a phone call or face to face, the exchange of ideas and some challenging questions is often a great way to break the ice and see if something extra will work.

Sometimes the help you are looking for is:

  • a presentation for a particular context or program;
  • a more thorough review of what is happening in your context … what’s working and what’s not;
  • a deeper consultation or mentoring for you or a worker;
  • training of a general or specific nature.

Please feel free to use the email contact form to assist in getting this started.

* or your beverage of choice, mine’s coffee 🙂

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1. Presentations with a difference

Working together so the Truth, Love and Power of God shines through!

The emphasis in each presentation is to explore God’s message and the biblical theme together.
This means we do this intergenerationally … engaging in God’s Word WITH children, their households AND the faith community.

  • Multi-age, visual sermons
  • Presentation or leading a worship service segment
  • Engaging, multi-age church services
  • Challenging children’s talks
  • Creative kid’s church/Sunday school presentations
  • Special occasions presenter
  • Artist in Residence’ activities
  • A kid’s camp presenter
  • A family camp presenter where the emphasis is on learning and celebrating worship together.
  • Christmas carols in the park … visual artist/speaker
  • Holiday program leader/presenter

2. Training & Consultancies

There are two approaches we can use to explore training & consultancies …

One just right for your personality, preference, context and need.
Choose from:

  • A TOPICS based perspective
  • A FAITH FORMATION QUESTIONS perspective
 

a. Topics

Sometimes those who would benefit from a consultancy or some training have a particular topic in mind.
It may be on the MIDST topic list. Training is possible along the lines of each topic, tailored to your needs and context.

Click here for some examples of topics:

  • 5 Keys for ministry with children and families
  • Toolkit for growing great kids
  • Worship Matters … Celebrating worship with children … 24/7
  • The first 20 minutes … Are children engaged in worship or just waiting to leave?
  • Church in a box … Find ways to help children engage the worship celebration space
  • WOW … Milestones & transition ministry
  • Big Buds … Mentoring children
  • Faith Journeys with children
  • Three friends take a squiz at God’s big story
  • Bible Engagement … climbing into God’s big story
  • Gear Up for ministry with children and families
  • Household faith happens in lots of ways and at lots of times
  • Clown Ministry … Discover and use ‘clown within’ for ministry
  • Puppetry  … Objects and cloth come to life with character and drama!
  • E Troupe … A drama troupe for all ages
  • Table One … A pattern for faith community being Church
  • Leadership basics … essential assets for developing leaders
  • Mission & ministry ethos … getting the ‘flavour’ right in your context
  • Training & consultancy … helping to get the direction right for you
  • Artist in residence … supporting you as part of those special events

 

b. Faith Formation Questions

You may have a question and need some direction in finding an answer.
Perhaps there is something about your ministry or context that is not quite right? Maybe you are aware that you don’t know what you don’t know?

The following set of questions elude to the sorts of answers needed to help form faith in children and others. Grappling with these questions over time will result in a review of your approaches to your ministry or to your parenting. Your exploration will either affirm and sharpen what you are already doing well or it will lead to some adaptions, new strategies and change.

Click here to view a list of possible questions worth exploring:

  • What is considered helpful for parents, children and family workers forming faith in children?
  • What does faith for a child look like?
  • How do I grow great kids?
  • How do I help my child make sense of what’s going on in the world, both good & bad?
  • How does the Bible help make sense of our lives? How does it all apply?
  • What are the different ways of digging deeper into the Bible with children?
  • How does gathering with others as part of a church help?
  • Why do kids need to gather and network in different ways?
  • Will our children still have faith in 5, 10, 15, 20 years time? What can I do now to make a difference?
  • If discipling is important, how do I get a handle on it?
  • How do I make the most of the good times and help in the tricky times?
  • What helps a children and families ministry leader … or any leader for that matter?

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