Putting children, young people and families at the centre of a more Christ-like Church

It is time for the Church to re-engage with children, young people and families. There has been a growing gulf between our work and the reality of life for young people and in the culture at large. Disciples Together explores how we can embrace change for the benefit of God’s work in the world and outlines steps for our future ministry. Watch Bishop Steven introduce the report in the short film below and scroll down the page to download the report, find resources you can use and book on to a webinar.

Downloads and resources

  1. Download the Disciples Together report and the PCC discussion guide
  2. Download Intergenerational Church – What it is and why it matters
  3. Share the report on social media
  4. Scroll down for our ‘six things’ resource sheets
  5. Sign up for a new series of webinars for 2021
  6. Find out how Disciples Together is part of our common vision
  7. Visit our resources page for more

Six things you can do to…

Six things churches can do now to connect with schools

Schools have faced huge challenges this year, and many churches feel they have lost connection; here are some ideas to strengthen your connections with pupils and school staff alike: colour version | low ink version

Six things you can do now to nurture faith at home

To support parents and carers as they nurture faith at home, here are six ways of noticing and acknowledging God in everyday family life and activity. Download the resource sheet: colour version | low ink version

Six things church can do now to connect with young people

The Church, as an all-age community of grace, has a long history of making a difference among young people. Six ways to connect or reconnect today: colour version | low ink version

Six things churches can do now to connect with families

Intergenerational relationships benefit and support the whole community; here are some ideas to strengthen your connections with families and bring people together: colour version | low ink version

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.”

“Go and make disciples”

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”

“He said, ‘Bring them to me.’ Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.”

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