Family Worship in the Home

On this page you find some resources we have created, and found, to help you as parents be with your child in their faith journey during this challenging time.

Weekly Ministry@Home sheets:

We are aware that, during this period whilst gathering together for worship is suspended, Sundays at home could drift into ‘screen time’, chores and watching Netflix so we are aiming to resource families to continue to worship and pray together.

Why not agree a time with other families you know so you know you are all doing ‘Church’ together?

We hope you find our weekly sheets helpful:

Wk 15: Parable of the Weeds

Wk 14:

Wk 13: Come to me

Wk 12: Welcome please

Wk 11 : Dead to Sin, Alive to God

Wk 10: Please find Peace & Hope worship here

Wk 9: Please find Trinity worship here

Wk 8: Please find Pentecost worship here

  • Thy Kingdome Come worship here

Wk 7: Please find Ascension worship here

Wk 6: Please find You are never Alone worship here

Wk 5: Please find Jesus the Way  worship here

  • Please find Good Shepherd worship here

Wk 4: Please find Being Called worship here

Wk 3: Please find Road to Emmaus family worship here

Wk 2: Please find Breakfast with Jesus worship here

Wk 1: Please find Easter Sunday family worship here

  • Please find Easter Sunday family worship here

Here are some top tips to get started:

  • Find a time in the day that works for you.
  • Don't expect it to be silent - it will be messy!  Go with the flow.
  • Encourage everyone to contribute, both adults and children
  • Be flexible on timing and ready to adapt or shorten the session if your children get restless - there’s no point in making this a battle!
  • Use the events of the past few days to explore where you've each met God or seen him at work.
  • Involve your children and young people with what the church is doing during this CV-19 crises.

Other great resources and ideas:

  • Fischy Music: How about getting the week off to a good start? Fischy Music are having an assembly each Monday morning at 11am. Find it by subscribing to Fischy Music on You Tube
  • Pilgrimage at Home
  • Little Church – this is a lovely aimed very much at smaller children 
  • Diddy Disciples have produces material for both pre-schoolers and the under 10’s. www.diddydisciples.org/thechurchathome. It includes:  weekly audio storytelling, build your own service (for children aged 3-10, and  prayers and songs for babies & toddlers.
  • Great Little Worship Company – free online resources on you tube
  • Nick & Becky Drake (kids worship leaders) are using Facebook to give families something to do together with action songs, all age bible teaching, and lots of fun so at 4pm @ Worship For Everyone Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Ministry-to-children.com came up with this list of busting boredom with Bible stories
  • Bible Chat Mat it’s a great way to do God as family. It is a printable resource that can be used around a meal table, sitting on the sofa, in the garden or wherever works best. This activity can be done as a household, friends together, Sunday group... The sheets can be coloured and doodled on, allowing you to respond to the Bible in your own unique way. See here
  • Bring bible stories alive by acting and videoing the story, this engages children and young people into parts of the narrative and characters here’s an example from All Saints Brenchley
  • Illustrated Ministry: Free, weekly, faith formation resources for all ages https://www.illustratedministry.com/flattenthecurve
  • Faith at Home is a monthly digital magazine for parents to encourage you in sharing and exploring faith at home. Sign up for a free account with Youth and Children’s Work magazine and you can download all current and previous editions. https://www.youthandchildrens.work/Faith-at-Home
  • Parenting For Faith For parents who are looking to support their children in their faith journey. A great web site for parents and ministers looking to support Christian parents. https://parentingforfaith.org/parents
  • Try singing together here are some worship links aimed at children.
  • Act out a Bible story. Maybe try one a week. Read our sheet here for some ideas.

Young People

Hope from Home A Facebook group for youth leaders who are interested in what youth ministry looks like in amongst social distancing. Swapping resources, ideas and supporting young people.

Together Apart’ is a short series of curriculum resources enabling you to explore life and faith with young people, and is designed specifically for use in the context of an online youth work session. And it’s absolutely FREE! https://www.youthscape.co.uk/coronavirus/p1#together-apart-1

Youth: Intro Outro have got a great, youth-facing YouTube channel which is a great place to point young people towards. Their latest video features: "24 things to do in isolation". Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fizDEX9kMdE

Bible devotional for young adults

When It Hurts… this is a link to a 10 day devotional for young people who are struggling - going through difficult times, feeling overwhelmed by things, or just having a bad day.

Song written for by a young worship leader Jay

 




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