Workshop 1 Sessions: 10.30 – 11.20

Stream: Advocacy

Theme:  Children’s Rights and Participation

There is an amazing common language of ‘children’s rights’ being shared across the world and an aspect of this involves ‘Including Children’ in the concerns of their lives.   This is probably the most radical of children’s rights and this workshop considers how it can become a lifestyle and habit of life with children.  When meaningful inclusion of children is practiced, relationships heal, community is formed and children grow up well and responsible.

Workshop Leader:  Janet Prest-Talbot (Children’s Rights Centre)



Stream: Ideas Factory

Theme:  Crafts on a budget

An inspiring insight into using recycled items: to illustrate stories, demonstrate concepts and produce inexpensive creative alternatives for the learning experience.

Workshop Leader: Gaby Webber (Scripture Union)



Stream: Theology

Children’s Potential – Clare Whittaker

God sees the potential in every child. He has placed in them unique gifts and qualities that he wants them to use, whatever their age. This workshop explores how we as adults can help children discover their God given potential, and empower them to use these gifts and qualities in their homes, communities and churches right now.

Workshop Leader: Clare Whittaker (Soul Action)

Time: 10.30 – 11.20



Stream: Working with Families

Theme: Faith within Family

Parents are the most influential person in shaping a child’s spiritual journey with God. However the way we do church often disempowers parents in this God given role. This workshop looks at God’s word and how He has chosen parents to be the channel in which to pass on who He is to the children and how we as a children’s ministry can be involved in helping parents be that for their kids.

Workshop Leader: Cathy Boucher (Westville Baptist Church)


About admin

Phil Bowyer is one of the founders of Integral Mission and Soul Action South Africa. He creates space for people who are exploring how to respond to various forms of poverty to connect with one another and God's mission. He is the author of several books on Integral Mission, incl. A Different World, Express Community and The Whole Wide World.