The stream’s three sessions at EQUIP 2018 were:
- Ministry in three dimensions
The exploration of the Biblical Roots of the word family will allow us to conduct a spiritual health check of our ministry to children, young people and families today. This seminar will suggest that a church needs to focus on three key areas if it is serious about the discipleship of children and young people.
- Principles from an 18th century child / young people evangelistic project that can transform churches today
In 1780 Robert Raikes the owner of a newspaper in Gloucester started the Sunday School Movement. Within eight years 300,000 boys and girls and young people from primarily unchurched homes were connected to church and church groups. Within fifty years the adult population of the UK church had doubled in size. This seminar explores the principles that lay at the heart of this evangelistic explosion.
- The principles to developing an effective ministry to young people and children
“We have always done it this way.” The seven last words of a dying church. Also, the seven last words of an ineffective ministry to young people and children. This session will explore the key principles that must lie behind the development of an effective ministry to new generations. It will ask: How do we reach them? How do we communicate to them? How do we keep them?
EQUIP 2018 Network Speaker
Mark Griffiths works for the Church in Wales. He teaches Missional Research and Children & Young People’s Ministry Development. He was Head of Children and Family Ministry for New Wine England for 13 years and then went on to develop “Where Adventure Begins” and “Family Time”, initiatives to help parents communicate faith to their children.
Mike Adams has a wealth of experience as a youth worker and evangelist – he was previously National Director or mission organisation World Horizons in Llanelli. Mike is a first language Welsh speaker.