Growing Faith


Growing Faith Resources

Canterbury Diocese is proud to endorse and be a part of the Growing Faith Adventure, an initiative from the national church, looking to change the culture of our faith.

Growing Faith seeks to ask the question, what if the three spheres of Church, School and Household worked together to bring about spiritual experiences and opportunities? To ask questions for our nation.

Canterbury Diocese has nominated The Venerable Jo Kelly-Moore (Archdeacon of Canterbury) and Canon Quentin Roper (Director of Education) to champion the Growing Faith Adventure.

Please click here to read the Church of England information on Growing Faith.

Please see below our Growing Faith Resource Hub - simply select a topic to take you to that section:

Intergenerational worship

Messy Church does Science

Through this project, we have developed materials to help Messy Church leaders use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith and demonstrate that faith and science are complementary. 

www.messychurch.org.uk/messy-church-does-science

Forest Church

Forest Church is a fresh expression of church drawing on much older traditions when sacred places and practices were outside – but it is also drawing on contemporary research that highlights the benefits of spending time with nature in wild places.

www.mysticchrist.co.uk/forest_church

Muddy Church

Every Muddy Church is different because it is about you engaging with your community, some people are in very rural areas, others in the inner city, for some people there is a specific age group but generally we aim to be intergenerational.

www.muddychurch.co.uk

Wild Church

Wild Church gatherings offer opportunities for contemplation, grief and praise, movement and song, solo wandering and wondering, advocacy, ecological restoration, and activism on behalf of and in collaboration with the beloved others in our watersheds.

wildchurchnetwork.com

Church in Schools

Sheffield diocese has been exploring ways of starting new congregations in their local Church of England primary schools.

www.sheffield.anglican.org/news/church-in-schools

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Faith in the home

Parenting for Faith

Equipping parents to raise God-connected children and teens. Helping kids and teens develop a lasting and vibrant two-way relationship with God.

parentingforfaith.org

The Kitchen Table Project

What many people don’t realise is that mums, dads and carers are the most important influence on children developing a faith that lasts.

The Kitchen Table Project will raise awareness of the role mums and dads play and provide the tools and support to help parents succeed in inspiring faith at home.

kitchentable.org.uk

Faith in Kids Podcast

Faith in Kids makes two kinds of podcasts:

  1. Faith in PARENTS - about raising children in the Christian faith
  2. Faith in KIDS - to listen to with your kids, as a family and for taking you into God’s Word.

PODCAST - Faith in Kids

Contemplative Bible podcast for Children

This podcast invites children into an immersive, contemplative experience of the words of Scripture. We make space for their responses and questions, and guide them in a prayerful engagement with the story.

Home | We Wonder (wewonderpod.com)

Ideas for prayer at home

This is a list of some creative ways to pray at home.

Prayer Spaces in Schools | Create Your Prayer Space

Fegans Parent Hub

Articles, advice and supports for parents.

www.fegans.org.uk/parent

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Children's ministry

Messy Church during COVID-19

We can do so much as Messy Churches in these weird times. It’s inspiring to see so many Messy Churches doing so much to keep in touch with, support and resource their Messy families. The creativity and hospitality of Messy Church is going way beyond a once-a-month gathering, and the celebration is needed more than ever as we walk through this difficult time together, keeping Christ at the centre of all we do.

www.messychurch.org.uk/covid-19

Messy Church

Messy Church is a way of being church for families and others. It is Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.

www.messychurch.org.uk

Diddy Disciples

Worship and storytelling resources for babies, toddlers and young children.

www.diddydisciples.org/samples

Godly Play

Godly play is an approach based on Montessori principles – we respond to the child’s request to ‘help me do it by myself.’ This puts the teacher in the role of spiritual supporter or guide who fully accepts that each child has his or her own relationship with God already. The teaching takes place in different ways at the same time: it is multi-modal and multi-sensory.

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