There are lots of extra challenges on families at the moment, as many of us are finding our homes being our places of work as well as classrooms if we have school-age children.
With most of our face-to-face church programs having stopped, there is a great opportunity for us to support and equip families in doing faith-formation at home.
We know there are lots of resources bouncing around the internet currently, and we’d love to hear what you’re using, and how its working. We also want to share resources with you regularly that we believe can support families.
One such resource is called Family.fit. It's been developed by a collaboration of global movements with a desire to see families around the world flourish. Each session can be done in 40 minutes, either inside, at a park, or in a backyard, and has a specific theme. It involves 7 elements, including simple physical challenges and exercises, a short talk and discussion, digging into a bible passage and reflecting on it, and praying together. It's designed for people of all ages.
New content is being written and uploaded weekly, and its all free. You can access the site with the link provided and download & print the PDF files as well. You can also view all videos from the site itself, or Youtube.
We’d love to hear any feedback you receive about it, as well as any other online resources you're finding valuable with at-home discipleship.
Included in this edition:
Articles by Peter Barney
News from GMP and CareWorks
A resource for families
Please be advised that the physical office for state operations is closed until further notice. However, the state team is still working and resourcing our churches. Our listed phone number will redirect you to our mobile reception and our staff are still answering emails.
Our church buildings are currently closed but our church communities are connecting with each other in creative ways during this time of physical distancing from one another. Please refer to our list of churches and connect with them through the listed contact information if you would like to find out more about online worship services or pastoral support they are offering during this difficult time.
We aim keep you updated on relevant information through our latest news from time to time.