Child Friendly Church Award

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Are you in a Child Friendly Church?

Who To Contact -    Warren Hartley    0151 705 2148    Email Me >
What is the Child Friendly Church Award?
We believe churches should welcome and integrate children and their families into the worshipping life of their church.  By applying for, and achieving Child Friendly status your church displays to your community that ministry for children and their families is taken seriously.

Our vision:

Journeying together for the growth of God's family through resourcing, supporting and empoering churches.

In Practice:

The Child Friendly Church Award team works towards this vision by:
 
  1. Providing a self assessment tool to allow churches to reflect on their existing ministry to children and families under three core components of Church, Children & Community.
  2. Encouraging churches to then create or develop their vision for ministry with children and families and think to the future.
  3. Allocating each church a Child Friendly Church Award Advisor who will support then through the process and beyond, providing encouragement and acting as a mentor to help them achieve your goals.
The award is valid for a period of 3 years.  

All our advisors have extensive experience in ministry to children and families.  Mentoring however is always a two way experience as we journey together through this process and share our experiences with others.

National interest in this Diocese of Liverpool scheme means that the CFCA logo can be seen outside churches of many denominations all around Great Britain, showing that the churches take provision of children and young people seriously. To the right of this page, there are links to different Dioceses - so families can discover where child friendly churches are in the UK.
What are the benefits?
The following are just some of the benefits of achieving this award:
  • Allocation of a Child Friendly Church Award Advisor who will support and journey along side you as you achieve your goals.
  • Membership of the Child Friendly Churches Network.  The network provides the opportunity for regular meetings, peer support and sharing of resources and ideas.
  • Opportunity to attend a Quiet Day designed specifically for Children and Families Workers/Volunteers.
  • Use of the Child Friendly logo on your website, stationery and other publicity materials.
  • Listing on the Diocesan website.
  • A certificate for display inside your church building and an all weather logo for display outside your church.
  • A tailored publicity campaign through the diocesan communications office including press releases, facebook/twitter campaign, diocesan news etc.
  • Notification to local schools of your Child Friendly Status.
  • A visit to your church from the CFCA advisor during your main Sunday service to present the award with a simple outline of liturgy for use within this service.
  • The Child Friendly Church can help you achieve your plans for the Growth Agenda and the Growth Planning Framework.

Children and Youth

Contact Details

To apply for the Child Friendly Church Award, download a copy of the application pack below and contact:

Sue Mitchell
Children and Families Missioner
0151 705 2167
sue.mitchell@liverpool.anglican.org

or

Warren Hartley
Church Growth Administrator
0151 705 2148
warren.hartley@liverpool.anglican.org

If your diocese or denomination are interested in using the award in your area, please contact Warren

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