Children's and family ministry

Resourcing children and families in their Christian faith and ministry - bringing the Bible and faith to life

Bringing the Bible and faith alive

For over 20 years, BRF has been supporting children's and family work in churches. Through Parenting for Faith, we are helping Christian parents raise God-connected children and teens. We also support churches and families as they explore faith with under 11s through the Barnabas in Churches website, our Faith in Homes Facebook community and through our books, we're supporting churches and families as they explore faith with under 11s.  

The church which welcomes children, accepts their gifts and ministries, meets their needs, advocates justice and seeks new life with them, joins them in challenging evil with love and truth, continues to learn with and from them the values of the Kingdom by living them out, is a church which is good news not only for children and its adult members but for the world.

From the Unfinished Business report, Consultative Group on Ministry among Children

Parenting for Faith website

Parenting for Faith

Parenting for Faith aims to inspire and equip parents, support communities and train leaders to raise children in the Christian faith.

Through our free Parenting for Faith video course, weekly podcast and website, we're supporting families and church communities.

Visit Parenting for Faith

Barnabas in Churches

The Barnabas in Churches website provides free, high-quality downloadable ideas for children's and family workers and church leaders to use with Sunday or midweek groups. A wide range of books is also published to resource, equip and inspire those working with children.

Visit Barnabas in Churches

Support our Children's and Family work

Our work with churches and families wouldn't be possible without the prayer and financial support of individuals, churches and charitable trusts (more about how we're funded). We're so thankful to those who have supported this work to date.

Can you, or your church, support us with a one-off or regular donation? Thank you.

If you're not able to donate today then do find out how you can support us in prayer.

Discover more of what we do

Christian growth and understanding of the Bible

Seeing lives shaped by the Bible, prayer and whole-life discipleship

Church outreach in the local community

BRF is the home of two programmes that churches are embracing to great effect as they seek to engage with their local communities and transform lives

Teaching Christianity in primary schools

Enabling primary-aged children and their teachers to explore Christianity and the Bible creatively and confidently