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The following list is designed to give a taste of the many resources published for ministry with families and children. The list is by no means exhaustive, but may help you decide which program to use.

Scripture Union "Light" resources are new and up-to-date, with age-specific programs for pre-schoolers to early teens, and the all-age worship guide, Light Years. They can be ordered from SU Victoria. The new Scripture Union UK website, LightLive gives access to activities and games and a host of resources to make your ministry everything you’d like it to be.

Seasons of the Spirit is a lectionary based, ecumenical Christian education resource.

Godly Play teaches children the art of using religious language - parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action - helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God's presence in their lives. The official Godly Play Foundation YouTube channel features professionally filmed and edited videos depicting a full session with narration and Core stories told by Godly Play Trainers from the US and Canada. Go to Godly Play Australia for local news and events.

Max7 is about making quality Bible-based resources widely available, and they are free to download.

Kids Hope AUS is a mentoring program that partners one local church congregation with one local primary school. The school identifies children who are at risk and the church provides screened and trained mentors to support children one hour per week. Find out more by reading the Kids Hope AUS resource sheet.

Kids 4 kids by Tear Australia is based on sound Biblical teaching and real life. These materials are thorough, complete, and easy to use. Meet kids from around the world. Does God love poor kids too? Find ways to help kids help kids. Read the Kids for kids resource sheet to find out more.

Since 1993, Focus on the Family Australia has been strengthening families and communities through its radio programs, preventative education programs, the provision of counselling and referral, as well as providing a full range of resources for families.

To find out more about a specific program, follow the web link or ask the Children and Families Ministry Facilitator:

Linking to a site does not indicate endorsement of the material it contains by the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.