Churches in Presence and Engagement parishes often have connections with schools and so are in touch with many children. There are resources to use and ideas from other churches that can be used and adapted to enable more churches to offer a range of activities for children and their families from different faith backgrounds.
Top Tips on Welcoming Children of other Faiths
This booklet is an easy to read guide about working with children from different faith backgrounds. Rooted in practical experience and Biblical thinking it covers topics like working in schools, children coming to church, holiday clubs and much more.
This is an idea from the USA that provides life skills programmes for children and their families though interfaith playdates. They provide ideas and resources on themes such as love, forgiveness, fear and anxiety, and The Golden Rule.
Faith at Home
Faith at Home is a national campaign from the Church of England that builds on the work of growing faith and everyday faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people.
Make and Pray
Make & Pray, from Scripture Union, is a brand new series of Bible-themed make-at-home craft activities with related prayer ideas. Ideal to share with children and families in your communities who are looking for things to do.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Lord’s Prayer video, launched in 2022, features children from across CofE Birmingham whose families came from a variety of countries. This would be an excellent resource to use in church or school during BLM and you can find the videos and resource sheets ready to use in this folder.
Below is one of the four films available: