Working with Families Stream

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)

Time: 10.30 – 11.20



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



Stream: Working with Families

Theme:  Parenting

Every child is a precious gift from God.  Parents and caregivers can create a positive heritage within their families by teaching their children the right ways to live. Together we will explore this area of parenting. We will also learn a few practical ways to parent children which can be used personally or in our work with families.  Raising good children does not happen by chance but by intentionally applying God’s biblical principles.

Workshop Leader: Heidi Witt and Lerato Machabe (Westville Presbyterian Church & Inkanyezi Crèche)

Time: 13.30 – 14.20

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.