Paula led a session this morning on the topic of Childrens Work. I scribbled some notes down and thought I would post them up here. Check it out:


Planning the context is crucial. Use the ABC:

  • Age: e.g. 5-7 J is friend; 7-9 J is hero or King; 9-11 more abstract so can get into more detail
  • Ability: you will have different abilities, and learning styles, have a variety of activities and approaches to what you are doing.
  • Background: wide disparity in Brentwood; Christian v. non Christian; especially in a school context, diff. faith contexts; all young people have a different starting point.
  • Behaviour: clashes between two kids; keep calm and be consistent; child might dominate the group
  • Communication: similar to above – use of learning styles etc.
  • Content: be aware of what it is you are teaching. Are you giving a balanced view of what God is like?

Other key points:

  • Communicate clearly in your team; and lean on your team. We should always try to work with other people. Play to peoples strengths.
  • Equipment – depends on what you are doing.
  • Prayer – foundation for everything we do.

Biblical Viewpoint

  • Mt 5:13-16 – salt and light
  • 2 Cor. 5:19-6:1 – reconciliation, we are ambassadors
  • 1 Pet. 2:4ff. – chosen by God


What should be in a craft box – suggestions included

  • Felt tip pens
  • Straws
  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Split pins
  • Card
  • Cotton wool
  • Paper plates

  • Use the Pyramid Centre, near Romford (01375 387738)
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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