Family Ministries

Family Spirituality

Family Worship

This book explores both the “why” and the “how” of intergenerational worship. It provides a simple history of worship through the Bible, an exploration of Jesus’ theology of childhood, and his own approach to intergenerational worship. It also contains many practical and creative ideas on how to plan inspiring, multi-sensory intergenerational worship.

Kids in Discipleship

Kids in Discipleship (KID) is a ministry designed for families which focuses on children. The goal of KID. is to affirm and strengthen families as the primary discipling unit for their children

KID equips, parents, and mentors to implement the model of discipleship described in Deuteronomy 6:4-7. Through this intentional discipleship focus, parents/mentors and children grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another. Families are then empowered to use their gifts in worship, ministry, and mission.

Under the umbrella of the ministry ‘In Discipleship’, it is recognised that parents who are confident in mentoring and discipling their own children also become more confident to engage in the wider outreach efforts of the local church. KID resources may be downloaded from InDiscipleship   


Family to Family is an initiative of the General Conference Family Ministries Department that seeks to involve entire families in the mission of sharing the gospel with their neighbours, relatives and friends.

Messy Church

Messy Church is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour. It is designed for adults and children to enjoy together by seeking to make every element relevant and accessible to all ages. Messy Church uses hands-on activities to explore Bible stories, taking into account different learning styles, to reflect a God of creativity and to give people a chance to play together.

Messy Church seeks to reflect a God of unconditional love and is a church for people outside church, providing an oasis of welcome and a safe space in which to thrive. Messy Church is about hospitality, expressed most evidently by eating together

What Messy Church Is (PDF) - for more information visit the Messy Church website.


Faith@Home is not a program or a sermon series. Neither is it the latest church fad. Emphasising Deuteronomy 6:4-7 as its foundation, Faith@Home operates on the basis that the home should be the primary place for passing on spiritual values. It asserts that we should not so much have churches ‘with’ family ministries, but rather, churches ‘of’ family ministries and that churches need to invest more in supporting family spirituality. Visit the Faith@Home website for more information about the resources available.