Loving Children & Families

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"And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them."
Mark 10:13-16

 

Loving children and families is one of the most important priorities for us at ANiC.

Our goal is for every church in the Anglican Network in Canada to have a vital ministry to children and youth and be places where children are welcomed, taught, discipled and fully incorporated into church life.

 

Specifically we want to emphasize a three-fold focus:

Loving children...

 

The Team

Rev Jeremy Graham (Leader)

Kimberly Graham (Leader)

Rev Anna Spray

Rev Jane Parent

Kathy Doering

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In the Home

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In the Church

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In the Neighbourhood

 

 Other Resources

Sunday School Curriculum

There are several great resources available. One excellent (and free) option was developed by Saint Matthews' Anglican Church (Abbotsford, BC). Watch for more to come…
Kingdom Story Sunday School Curriculum (Saint Matthew's)

Discipleship Resources to read WITH children

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing – by Sally Lloyd Jones
The Ology – by Marty Mackowski
Everything a Child Should Know About God – by Kenneth N. Taylor & Jenny Brake
Long Story Short – by Marty Mackowski
Old Story New – by Marty Mackowski

Books for parents and those serving in children's ministry

Children Matter: Celebrating Their Place in Church, Family and Community by Beth Posterski
Offering the Gospel to Children by Gretchen Wolff Pritchard
A Praying Life – by Paul Miller
A Time to Read: Good Books for Growing Readers – by Mary Ruth K. Wilkinson & Heidi Wilkinson Tell
Read for the Heart – by Sarah Clarkson
Celebrating the Christian Year – by Martha Zimmerman

Music

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like This – from Rain for Roots
Big Stories for Little Ones – from Rain for Roots
Waiting Songs – from Rain for Roots
Slugs & Bugs Sing the Bible – from Slugs & Bugs
Slugs & Bugs Lullabies – from Slugs & Bugs
Songs for Saplings – from Dana Dirksen

Children's Bibles

The Jesus Storybook Bible – by Sally Lloyd Jones
The Read Aloud Bible Stories Vol. 1-4 – by Ella K Lindvall
The Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments – by Marty Machowski
The Big Picture Story Bible – by David Helm
The Lion Bible for Children – by Murray Watts
NiRV Kids Study Bible – published by Zondervan