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The Consultative Group

on Ministry among Children

CEAS is involved with official network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI)which brings together all those with national responsibility for work with children in denominations and Christian agencies who are in sympathy with the aims and objectives of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

Networking in children’s ministry

Working together is critical in children’s ministry, but it’s harder to achieve than we imagine. Suzi Farrant, children and young people’s development officer with the Church of Scotland shares some of the benefits of connecting with other children’s ministry practitioners and offers her suggestions about how this might be done.

Ministry Formation

CGMC  is concerned to raise the profile of children’s ministry in training for ministries, especially ordained ministries in churches.

The November 2012 conference brought together nearly fifty college principals from England, Wales and Ireland to consider how CGMC might support education in children’s ministry.

Rev Dr Paula Gooder offered a theological foundation for the inclusion of children in serious reflection on the nature of the church based on Zechariah 8:4-5. Bishop Paul Butler outlined some of the challenges facing children who are growing up in the UK in this decade, pointing to a range of studies and research.

Mary Hawes drew attention to literature informing current thinking on children’s spirituality and ministry to children and families.

Get materials and presentations referred to at this conference:

Bishop Paul Butler’s presentation slides

CGMC members’ presentation slides

Rev Dr Sandra Miller’s presentation slides

Rev Mary Hawes’s presentation slides

NOTE: These presentations are in Powerpoint 2010 (pptx) format.


A time for listening and a time for speaking

January 2016 here.

On Pilgrimage

March  2015 here.

Working with children in a Digital Age

April  2014 here.

Family Matters!

November 2013 here.

Children and Inclusion  

February 2012  here.

Fresh Expressions of Children’s Ministry

November 2011 here.