Children’s faith: A whole church approach to family ministry

Over recent years the Kitchen Table Project team has been privileged to come alongside local churches and parents across the UK to help nurture the faith of children. During that time we’ve learned so much about the opportunities and challenges of building churches that help children develop a lasting faith. Now, we’ve compiled that wisdom from researchers and practitioners into our new resource: Children’s Faith: A Whole Church Approach to Family Ministry.

The Resource

This booklet and the accompanying online resources contain flexible coaching material to help churches review and develop their children and family ministry. It includes development tools, thought-provoking content, discussion questions and a journey map, together with online access to video material presented by Andy Frost, and downloadable resources.

The material is designed to help church leaders structure conversations with their leadership teams and church communities, and to identify how they can partner with parents to nurture faith.

Topics explored include:

  • Three myths of children’s ministry
  • Identifying small changes you could make
  • Getting the whole church on board
  • Seven values that help children thrive in faith
  • Achievable, practical tips for moving forward


  • Getting started: Why is it important to partner with parents and carers?
  • Journeying together: What does your children and family ministry currently look like?
  • Moving forwards: How can we develop a whole church culture of children and family ministry?

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Learning community

For those who would value the opportunity to explore and discuss this content with other leaders, we are hosting a series of three coaching sessions based on the content of this new resource. The summer events are now sold out, but we will be hosting another such learning community in the autumn, on Thursday 19 September, Thursday 17 October and Thursday 21 November 2024.

Each evening you’ll hear live from Andy Frost and Gareth Hillier, have space for Q & A and time in breakout rooms where you can share ideas with other church leaders and discuss how you could apply the development tools in your settings.

Session 1: Why does this matter – Why a whole church approach?

Session 2: Journeying together – What does your children and family ministry currently look like?

Session 3: Moving forwards – How will you implement cultural change in your church community?

Tickets for the series of three sessions are £15, including a complimentary copy of the Children’s Faith: A Whole Church Approach to Family Ministry booklet which will be posted to you before our first session, so you can use it during our time together.

>>Book here


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