While some rural churches in larger villages might have a successful children's work, smaller churches often struggle with problems such as...

  • few numbers of children
  • Few children but a wide age range
  • limited number of helpers
  • limited space for activities
  • Child Protection issues

Fortunately within the Rural Evangelism Network we have some folk with considerable experience who have contributed articles you can download from below.  You will need a pdf reader such as Adobe which you can download free from


You might also be interested in Messy Church and you will find an artcle about this in the Fresh Expressions section.

Children & Small Numbers
Monica Cook
Children and small numbers.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [45.3 KB]
Releasing the Potential of your Children
Barry Osborne & Monica Cook
Releasing The Potential Of Your Children[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [32.7 KB]
Children's Prayer Days
Monica Cook
Children Prayer days.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [36.4 KB]