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"Teach God’s word diligently to your children and talk of it when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up"    Deuteronomy 6:7

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 5-7 February 2016 We were again at the Hand in Hand Children's Ministry Conference. It is always good to meet up with so many friends. It was a great weekend of talks, demonstrations and workshops. A time to develop fresh ideas for ministry with children and families. 

 

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7th March 2015 we were back for the Growing with God Conference. This year we were in Birmingham Cathedral- a beautiful setting.The conference focus was on 'Sowing the seeds of faith'. A great link with our own company tag line !

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 Large Bible card games for toddlers, pre school and special needs

 Just out!  Larger Card sets  (8 x 13 cms) £6.99

After a number of requests we have photocopied and laminated
our card packs. All rules are included.
Packed in a sturdy zip case.

Great for Toddlers and those with Special Needs.


 


February 2015. We were back in Eastbourne for the Hand in Hand Conference. This year the focus was on Dads and Lads with sessions addressing issues relating to boys in church and engaging with dads. There was also the usual wide range of speakers, seminars and worship times. It was good to meet old and new friends and to chat with those using our games and resources.

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1 March 2014 we were atThe Church of England - Birmingham 'Growing with God Conference' at Carrs Lane Christian Centre. A wide range of seminars coveried such topics as: 'Supporting children and families through illness', 'Spiritual Styles','Science Fun','Worshipping with children in church' and 'Church for Tiny Tots'. It was an inspiring day.




Eastbourne Hand in Hand Conference

February 2014

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The focus this year was 'Hands On' activities. One hall was given over to a zone packed with creative ideas. We were able to show items children and young people had made from our Resource books

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 Eastbourne 1st to 3rd February 2013 
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One of the main topics this year was on how best to include those with special needs. Seminars also covered such topics as the future of children's ministry,all age services,making church family friendly,helping families at home in faith exploration,plus a wide range of practical ideas to make prayer and Bible teaching more interactive.

The 
Family Ministry website has audio downloads of the seminars. The ones on special and additional needs are available for free.


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 youth work magazine award best resource

        

DO YOU KNOW A GREAT YOUTH WORKER ?
or volunteer who does an exceptional job?
The Christian Youth Work Awards celebrate the incredible work done with young people in churches and Christian organisations in the UK.

The closing date for nominations is 21.9.12 .
Go to www.youthworkawards.co.uk

 

 
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Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire

 Lou Fellingham at the CRT

Lou Fellingham
leading the worship over the 2 days which was very special.



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It was great to meet so many of you at the Christian Resources Together Retreat held on June 12th and 13th  2012. 
Speakers included: Mark Stibbe, The Father's House TrustLucy Moore, Messy Church, Charlie Cleverly, Rector St. Aldates, Oxford and Alister McGrath, Kings College, London


 

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Congratulations !

Maureen, from Waltham Cross, won the prize draw of £50 of resources at the Hand in Hand Family Ministry Conference, February 2012.


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We enjoyed meeting many of you at the 'Hand in Hand ' Family Ministry Conference in Eastbourne on 3rd to 5th February 2012. This year, as a new venture, we were asked to demonstrate our games in the 'Hands On' sessions. Frances led a seminar on 'Working with children and teenagers with special needs. Practical strategies, advice and information to successfully and safely include those with special needs such as Dyslexia, Down's Syndrome and Autism.' See our HELP & IDEAS page for more information


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Over a 100 children and youth workers attended The Hope in
Bedfordshire, Children and Youth Ministry Conference
held on 19.3.2011. This was an event that Mustard Seed Games helped to sponsor.Mark Griffiths, Head of Children's Ministry for New Wine and Jason Gardener,Director of Fuse were keynote speakers. Frances and Lin presented a sketch posing as two children's workers who had been asked to take over a Sunday group at short notice as the usual leader was ill. There was no time to plan anything. Further, they dreaded this particular group, as when the vicar got carried away with his sermon, they were left with a lot of rowdy boys to keep from destroying the room and each other. Fortunately a fantastic resource was at hand for just such an emergency - I expect you can guess what particular games came to the rescue! 
 


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Childrens Ministry 2011  prize winners

 4-6 February 2011 we were exhibiting again at the Children's Ministry and Family Ministry Conference in Eastbourne. We were pleased to meet the winners of our prize draw of £50 worth of products of choice.

 

  


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childrens ministry conference main stageDuggie Dug dug announces the Mustard Seed Games winner in the prize draw. 22-24 January 2010. Children's Ministry and Family Ministry Conference Eastbourne We so enjoyed meeting many of you and ran a prize draw for £50 worth of products. Duggie Dug Dug,our neighbour at the exhibition, drew the winning ticket for us.We were interested in hearing about the ways our products are being used in holiday and lunchtime school clubs.



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Over the 23- 25 January 2009 we were delighted to be exhibiting at out first Children's Ministry and Family Ministry Conference in Eastbourne. We were able to demonstrate a number of our games and resource books. We were also able to take part in some workshops, which were hugely enjoyable.

 


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The Centre for Youth Ministry held their annual Resource Fair on 8.9.2008 at Oxford Brookes University. Some 250 student youth workers attended and we were invited to talk about our Mustard Seed Games and resources.This was an opportunity to meet with a wide range of people engaged  in Christian Youth work and Ministry and to discuss the difficulties, challenges and joys they face and to show how our resources could be used in their work.



Christian resources exhibition

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Our first time at the National Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey was from 13- 16 May 2008. This is the UK's biggest and most successful Christian Exhibition. We enjoyed meeting so many of you who are using our games and books. It was interesting to hear how our products are being used in Christian Schools, a wide variety of Sunday schools and church situations and youth groups including outward bound centres and by those home schooling their children. We enjoyed hearing how our products, especially ASPECTS, are being used in psychiatric wards, care homes for the elderly and by hospital chaplains.


Tony Miles presenter Premier Christian Radio

premier christian radio On 20.4.2008 Frances Duffy and Lin Artus were interviewed on Premier Christian Radio on the Tony Miles Breakfast Show. They spent an enjoyable hour on the show and enjoyed the experience - although were quite nervous at appearing live on air - especially when, without warning, were asked to play one of their games. This they did very well and caused much laughter from those in the studio. A large box of resources were donated to premier Christian Radio to be used for future 'giveaways' and competitions.



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telford exhibition centre christian resources exhibitionknow your onions Christian Resources ExhibitionWe enjoyed meeting and talking with a wide range of people at Telford, 21- 23 February 2008, at the Heart of England Christian Resources Exhibition 
We were challenged by a number of our customers for help with how they could use our games for their particular and, at times, difficult mission situations !



Launch Day

 Scottish exhibition and conference centrenexus logo christian resources exhibition We launched our range of games and books at NEXUS, Christian Resources Exhibition at the SECC in Glasgow, August 23rd-25th 2007.


Also at NEXUS, for the Youth Day on Saturday August 25th, we gave a seminar entitled: Games Galore - Biblical games as a resource for all ages.
Some of the subjects covered were:  
 

  • The importance of using games to encourage family times and strengthen Christian relationships.
  • The how and why of providing fun, educational resources at little cost for those working with children and young people at home, school and church.
  • Ideas for resourcing those who work with children, young people and adults with Special Needs or who have English as an additional language.

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