Workshop 2 Sessions: 11.30 – 12.20

Stream: Advocacy

Theme:  Managing Groups of Children

A possible ‘challenge’ for any children’s worker!  How long is ‘too long’ to sit still?  What are the options of disciplining?  How does one ‘reach the heart’ of the ‘difficult’ child?  This workshop aims to help us put the fun back into Managing Groups of Children.

Workshop Leader: Heidi Witt and Lerato Macabhe (Inkanyezi crèche)



Stream: Ideas Factory

Discovery Storytelling 

This workshop will enable you to tell bible stories in a way that helps children discover their faith for themselves.  Through giving opportunities and space, this method of storytelling empowers children to explore what they have learnt about God and apply this to their lives.

Workshop Leader: Karen Lombard (Grace Family Church)

Time: 11.30 – 12.20



Stream: Theology

Theme:  God’s heart for Children

Where do children stand in God’s eyes? What role have children played in the story of God that
we have missed? What significance does Jesus’ gathering children into his arms to teach his
disciples something about the kingdom?

Workshop Leader: Rev Ben Aldous (Assistant Minister St Martin’s Church)



Stream: Working with Families

Theme:  Reaching Families through Messy Church

Family, in whatever form, is the most important thing in a child’s life. We therefore need to be working within this family context. This workshop looks at how, as churches or Christian organisations, we can reach out to families with God’s love through the globally used model of ‘Messy Church’. Messy Church uses creativity, hospitality and celebration to create a fun, Christ-centred programme for families. Come and find out more…

Workshop Leader: Clare Whittaker (Soul Action)

Time: 11.30 – 12.20

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.