there was a monthly OUTSIDE church (all year round) for children and their families? Growth fund could finance hire or purchase of gazebos, bouncy castles trestle tables and a BBQ, as well as printing and advertising
there was a local children’s community gospel choir in your deanery? Growth fund could pay for a person to run the choir, hire of venue(if needed) and music.
Wild Goose Publications (Iona Community) have just published three of Trevor Thorn’s poems and a very simple children’s/ congregational Easter day activity as a download entitled ‘Rosemary for Remembrance’. It costs just £2-20 + VAT. http://www.ionabooks.com/rosemary-for-remembrance-pdf-download.html
The wider Songbook project continues to go well with songs from schools starting to come in now, so watch this space.
Starting rite courses were the normal preparation route in for babies and their carers? Growth funding could facilitate the purchase of a set of resources for each local geographic area(deaneries?) and the resources and leadership could be shared between groups, each group sharing with the next what their experience had been.
more children and their families were able to engage in Sweaty(active) style worship and community. Growth funding could finance training and buy downloads of resources, plus set up costs of materials and venue hire.
children in the churches were offered leadership development training to enable them to lead their peers. Growth funding could pay for training for leaders and equipment needed to set up projects.
under 5s groups came together to share resources via a toy library, to pray for each other and to keep in touch and share ideas via a Facebook or Twitter feed. Local Mission Project funding could support resourcing