Faith in Kids

Faith in Kids

The Faith in Kids podcast is all about helping families raise children in the Christian faith. On this stream, you'll find lots of podcast for parents, presented by Ed, Amy and Jam, as well as a whole load of podcasts in Season 1 which are to be listened to as a family together. We’re not trying to give you the answers, but a few starting points. We hope and pray you’ll be inspired to give it a go. Every family can.

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Faith In Parents #139 | "You’re not going out wearing that!"
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Faith In Parents #139 | "You’re not going out wearing that!"
Our daughters, in particular, are under pressure to look good, to appear perfect on their socials and to live for the approval of others. That is so far from the better story that their Creator offers them.Join us as we chat to Emma Owen. Her story starts as a 16 year old in the work place being treated as a woman when she was actually just a girl. She now spends her time telling young people in the classroom to make sure they don't repeat her mistake on their social media feeds. As we navigate short skirts, plunging tops, make-up and nails, we hear that there is a better conversation we can have with our children than just rules and rebukes.People:Ed Drew - is the Director of Faith in KidsAmy Smith - is a writer for Faith in Kids.Emma Owen - is a former member of Manchester band The Tribe and former God TV presenter. She has been delivering top class school lessons, assemblies and events since 1997. After battling through and overcoming an eating disorder as a teenager Emma has a passion for young people to understand their true worth and value and to reach their full potential in life. www.respectme.co.ukSome links mentioned in the podcast:https://youtu.be/z2T-Rh838GA?si=tqc4TPa3Il5dbEkvhttps://www.dove.com/us/en/stories/campaigns/detoxify.html https://www.message.org.uk/genetik-sessions/As our children shoot up, the challenges grow too, who will they listen to as they work these things out?Our brand new “Growing Up” Resources are launching on 2 May for parents and churches to use together as we help our children grow up in today’s world, with God’s word as their guide. Head to faithinkids.org for all the details on this excellent series. They’re growing up fast so come on, let’s share God’s good story.Support the show
Faith In Parents #137 | Talking Toddler Groups
20-03-2024
Faith In Parents #137 | Talking Toddler Groups
👶 Join in the enthusiastic, creative and inspiring conversation as Helen and Anna talk all things toddler group with us!🍇 This episode has it all - big stats, good snacks, great stories and a big vision for what a toddler group looks like with Jesus at the heart.➡️ Share this episode with the hero in you church family who lugs toys, bakes cakes, loves people and keeps going - they are awesome! 🤩People:Ed Drew - is the Director of Faith in KidsAmy Smith - is a writer for Faith in Kids.Anna Watkin - is the Women & Children’s Worker for St Giles’ Church Derby and before that worked for Trinity Church Buxton. Overseeing the 0-11s ministry, she thinks that helping children and families get to know Jesus is the best thing in the world! She co-hosts a pretend podcast with one of her nieces, called ‘The A&A Podcast’, that they record together and then make their family listen to. Helen Barnsley - is married to Dave, with three children (two grown up, one in Y7, all still living at home) They live in Buxton, Derbyshire.  Her main ministry involvement is their toddler group, but as a minister's wife, she is busy with all things church. She is currently enjoying doing more comms work with the church's website & social media. Her toddler can be found on Facebook and Instagram.Resources:Faith in Kids resources for toddler groups can be found here.In particular there are three series of stories (God made, God cares & God saves) as well as instructions for running the ‘Junior Jivers’ music group.The 1277 facebook forum is a helpful place to ask questions about your toddler group.As our children shoot up, the challenges grow too, who will they listen to as they work these things out?Our brand new “Growing Up” Resources are launching on 2 May for parents and churches to use together as we help our children grow up in today’s world, with God’s word as their guide. Head to faithinkids.org for all the details on this excellent series. They’re growing up fast so come on, let’s share God’s good story.Support the show
Faith In Parents #135 | Easter Excitement with Gospel Writer John
21-02-2024
Faith In Parents #135 | Easter Excitement with Gospel Writer John
🥳 Get Excited for Easter with the home team! 🥳👍 Let Ed, Jam & Amy inspire your family to journey through the Easter story with John the gospel writer as your tour guide.👍 With tales of parking tickets, resurrection breakfast tables and the Bible time when the chair broke. 😱👍 With resources to help and encouragement to release your families super power -let’s do this! 💥People:Ed Drew - is the Director of Faith in KidsAmy Smith - is a writer for Faith in Kids.James Cary - is the co-host and producer of the Faith in Kids podcast. He is also the co-host of Cooper and Cary Have Words. He is mostly a writer, having co-created Bluestone 42 (BBC3) and worked on Miranda (BBC1), My Family (BBC1) and Shakespeare and Hathaway, as well as writing creating Hut 33 and Think the Unthinkable for BBC Radio 4. James also wrote a book called The Gospel According to A Sitcom Writer (SPCK) which is now available for free as a podcast. You can find his blog here. Links: More on Jam’s show ‘Water into wine’ can be found here.Listen to Jam on the incredible race between Peter and John here.Faith in Kids Easter Explained resources.As our children shoot up, the challenges grow too, who will they listen to as they work these things out?Our brand new “Growing Up” Resources are launching on 2 May for parents and churches to use together as we help our children grow up in today’s world, with God’s word as their guide. Head to faithinkids.org for all the details on this excellent series. They’re growing up fast so come on, let’s share God’s good story.Support the show
Faith In Parents #134 | The Gift of Grandparenthood
07-02-2024
Faith In Parents #134 | The Gift of Grandparenthood
Cross the generations, building relationships with grandchildren, supporting their parents and praying passionately for them.Whether they are far away or in your local church, whether they are your biological grandchildren or someone else's, there is a role for the older generation to play in raising children to know Christ.Hear about the stretch to understand their passions, the deep ache of love for them and the trans-Atlantic conferences, with only a passing mention of knitting.People:Ed Drew - is the Director of Faith in KidsAmy Smith - is a writer for Faith in Kids.Martyn and Angela Thompson - Martyn worked in HR and Angela was a paediatrician. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren and share a deep love for grandparenting . Martyn and Angela feel blessed to lead this new and evolving Grandparenting Ministry at Moulton Parish Church and beyond. They believe that a community of caring grandparents can learn together and encourage one another on this extraordinary journey.Resources:‘Grandparenting with grace’ by Larry McColl Grandparenting Conference: Saturday 9th March 2024, Saturday October 12th 2024 at Moulton Parish Church. Email: christiangrandparents@btinternet.com Quote at 27mins was evidenced from a book review of the New England Journal of Medicine, May 1986 of "Productive Ageing: Enhancing Vitality in Later Life" by Butler and Gleason, NY, showing that the most productive age in human life is between 60-70 years followed by 70-80 years.As our children shoot up, the challenges grow too, who will they listen to as they work these things out?Our brand new “Growing Up” Resources are launching on 2 May for parents and churches to use together as we help our children grow up in today’s world, with God’s word as their guide. Head to faithinkids.org for all the details on this excellent series. They’re growing up fast so come on, let’s share God’s good story.Support the show
Faith In Parents #133 | The Adventure of Motherhood
17-01-2024
Faith In Parents #133 | The Adventure of Motherhood
It turns out that motherhood is not about apple pie. Listen to the reality of motherhood lived out in Linda and Sarah's lives. They are a mother and daughter who have walked through rebellion, illness and parenting, sometimes together and sometimes apart. Theirs is a story of redemption, with some great lessons learnt along the way, not least that if we clamp our joy to our children's emotions and outcomes, then we are in for a rough ride!People:Ed Drew - is the Director of Faith in KidsAmy Smith - is a writer for Faith in Kids.Sarah Walton - is a stay-at-home mom and has authored and co-authored several books, including Hope When It Hurts. She enjoys writing and speaking about how the gospel speaks into all areas of life and offers hope in the midst of suffering.Linda Green - served for 24 years as Women’s Ministry Director at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the suburbs of Chicago. She is married to Ron and mother to three children, and now lives in Colorado.Resources:He gives more graceAs our children shoot up, the challenges grow too, who will they listen to as they work these things out?Our brand new “Growing Up” Resources are launching on 2 May for parents and churches to use together as we help our children grow up in today’s world, with God’s word as their guide. Head to faithinkids.org for all the details on this excellent series. They’re growing up fast so come on, let’s share God’s good story.Support the show
Faith In Parents #132 | The Adventure of Fatherhood
10-01-2024
Faith In Parents #132 | The Adventure of Fatherhood
Welcome to the hood!We’re off on an 3 part adventure through fatherhood, motherhood and grandparenthood!First up - jump onboard the bandwagon and celebrate fatherhood.Be inspired to encourage dads, hear the difference between setting boundaries, training, coaching and befriending and learn which one to do when.Learn how to connect with them and God.Enjoy some risk taking, dodgy dinners and appreciate the widest possible scope that dad’s can bring to the lives of our children as we parent them for the long game - not just the next 20 minutes.People:Ed Drew - is the Director of Faith in KidsAmy Smith - is a writer for Faith in Kids.Dr John Greenall - is a Paediatrician in Bedfordshire, a dad to four children and is passionate about the role dads play in children’s lives. He enjoys ‘roughenup tumbles’ with his kids, walking in the woods (the more mud the better) and cheering his kids on to be all God has made them to be. You can check out his mini-podcast series called ‘The Intentional Father’ HERE.Resources from Podcast:Dangerous CampingThe intentional Father by John TysonEveryday Dadding podcast (with Ben Putt and Robin Barfield)Between us guys by Joel FitzpatrickAge of opportunity by Paul TrippLads need Dads 100 black men As our children shoot up, the challenges grow too, who will they listen to as they work these things out?Our brand new “Growing Up” Resources are launching on 2 May for parents and churches to use together as we help our children grow up in today’s world, with God’s word as their guide. Head to faithinkids.org for all the details on this excellent series. They’re growing up fast so come on, let’s share God’s good story.Support the show
Faith in Parents #128 | Parenting Toddlers with Abbey Wedgeworth
29-11-2023
Faith in Parents #128 | Parenting Toddlers with Abbey Wedgeworth
🤗  Come and meet Abbey - best friend of toddler parents! 👦 😍 Hear her encouragement that every day discipleship is possible - even about shoes! 👞 📕 Abbey has written great board books helping little ones explore “what are my hands for?” 🤚 👉 Helping us work out how to go to Jesus - our role model and righteousness whether we are little, or big. 👨‍👧‍👧People:Ed Drew - is the Director of Faith in KidsAmy Smith - is a writer for Faith in Kids.Abbey Wedgeworth - is a wife, mother, and writer. The author of Held and the Training Young Hearts series , she is passionate about discipleship and Bible literacy, and loves to see the way that the gospel transforms how people think and live. Abbey lives on the South Carolina coast with her husband, David, and their three children. She also runs a resourcing website on shame, parenting, motherhood, marriage, and miscarriage.Books by Abbey:What are Hands for?What are Mouths for?What are Ears for?What are Eyes for?HeldYour Hands are AmazingAs our children shoot up, the challenges grow too, who will they listen to as they work these things out?Our brand new “Growing Up” Resources are launching on 2 May for parents and churches to use together as we help our children grow up in today’s world, with God’s word as their guide. Head to faithinkids.org for all the details on this excellent series. They’re growing up fast so come on, let’s share God’s good story.Support the show
Faith in KIDS #103 A Girl Called Mary
24-11-2023
Faith in KIDS #103 A Girl Called Mary
Ed and Jam are back with a Christmas series particularly aimed at the younger members of the family. It's all part of Come Along, Christmas! Is Christmas starting? When does it start in your house? How do you know? Ed and Jam talk about when they know Christmas is coming in their homes. Plus fun facts about a very ordinary woman (and how to grow taller by going into space) – and although Mary was ordinary, some extraordinary things happened. A sketch as Gabriel gets nervous about the big news, and music from Dumbrocks’s brilliant festive album, The Glory of Christmas: https://dumbrocks.com/music/albums/the-glory-of-christmas/There is a whole range of resources for Come Along Christmas available on our website now. Check out our film which tells the story of our ordinary characters this extraordinary Christmas in under 3 mins.You'll also find our family activity pack full of fun and creative ways to get to know our Christmas characters.https://www.faithinkids.org/come-along-christmas/Give to Faith in Kidshttps://www.faithinkids.org/give/give-online/As our children shoot up, the challenges grow too, who will they listen to as they work these things out?Our brand new “Growing Up” Resources are launching on 2 May for parents and churches to use together as we help our children grow up in today’s world, with God’s word as their guide. Head to faithinkids.org for all the details on this excellent series. They’re growing up fast so come on, let’s share God’s good story.Support the show
Faith in Parents #127 | Walking Through Baby Loss with Jonny and Joanna Ivey
15-11-2023
Faith in Parents #127 | Walking Through Baby Loss with Jonny and Joanna Ivey
🎙️ Jonny & Joanna Ivey share their story of the day their daughter Edith was stillborn 🗣️ They speak into the silence that often surrounds Baby loss.  💔 Theirs is a story of trauma and grief that offers truth and hope to us as they find God’s love holding them in heart break. ❤️‍🩹🗣️ we also hear from Abbey who talks about her miscarriage and reminds us that God sees us and can bring comfort in our sorrow.People:Ed Drew - is the Director of Faith in KidsAmy Smith - is a writer for Faith in Kids.Jonny & Joanna Ivey - are part of The Gate Church in Birmingham, UK, a plant on a multi-ethnic estate in the city centre, and they both work as civil servants. Jonny is Senior Editor of Heirs Magazine and has written On Purpose: Enjoying Life As It Was Intended (Cruciform / Desiring God Partnership). They have a son, Josiah, and two daughters, Halle and Lois. They are authors of the book Silent Cries.Abby Wedgeworth - is a wife, mother, and writer. The author of Held and the Training Young Hearts series , she is passionate about discipleship and Bible literacy, and loves to see the way that the gospel transforms how people think and live. Abbey lives on the South Carolina coast with her husband, David, and their three children. She also runs a resourcing website on shame, parenting, motherhood, marriage, and miscarriage.Books from this podcast:'For all who grieve' by Colin Smith - an honest booking navigating the valley of sorrow and loss.'Holding onto Hope' by Nancy Guthrie - a healing book for those in the wake of life's devastating storms.'Tumbling Sky' by Matt Searles - Psalm devotions for weary souls.'The Moon Is Always Round' by Jonny Gibson - a children's storybook to remind them of God's goodness in difficult times.'Goodbye to Goodbyes' by Lauren Chandler - a children's storybook about Jesus, Lazarus and the empty tomb.Charities that offer information and support for baby loss:SANDS - an NHS resource for bereaved families.Tommy's - a charity offering information on pregnancy and support for baby loss.As our children shoot up, the challenges grow too, who will they listen to as they work these things out?Our brand new “Growing Up” Resources are launching on 2 May for parents and churches to use together as we help our children grow up in today’s world, with God’s word as their guide. Head to faithinkids.org for all the details on this excellent series. They’re growing up fast so come on, let’s share God’s good story.Support the show