Additional Needs Friendly Children's Ministry

Additional Needs Friendly Children's Ministry

There is a growing range of resources available to help you tailor your children’s ministry for full inclusion of children with additional needs. Feel free to share this article with your children’s workers to encourage them with ideas to include all children.

St Saviour’s Church, Guildford has produced a website of resources, lesson plans, craft ideas and everything you need to run a successful children’s ministry that includes those with additional needs. Follow this link to their 'All Belong' website.

Tonbridge Baptist Church has done similar work - follow this link to find their resources website.  

Trish Hahn, Messy Church SEND co-ordinator and wife of one of our trustees has put together a 'Maximising the Mess' guide for welcoming people with additional needs. You can read about it and download the PDF file by following this link.

Boys Brigade have resources which you can find by following this link and have also launched a free app which you can read about at this link.

Girls Brigade has also produced a resource in PDF format, which can be downloaded at this link.

The Scouts movement also has a dedicated section on its website on how to be inclusive of young people with additional needs - follow this link to visit.

The Church of England’s Going for Growth website has a section on special and additional needs available by following this link.

The Methodist Church has a resource on supporting children with additional needs which can be downloaded by following this link.

Urban Saints has advice and resources, including details of how you can book one of their All Inclusive or All Inclusive 2U workshops by following this link.

The Bible Reading Fellowship also provides a leaflet of suggested ways to make your children’s ministry more inclusive, follow this link to download the leaflet.

And of course, Through the Roof is ready and willing to come and do a workshop with your youth and children’s team, which we can tailor to the particular needs of your own young people. Follow this link for more details. We also have publications to help with your youth and children’s work, Parachute Bible Stories and A Welcoming Place which are £5 each. You can buy them through our online shop: follow this link to buy a copy of Parachute Bible Stories and follow this link to buy a copy of a Welcoming Place