Many congregations have a connection with families who love their children being part of activities like toddler groups, uniformed organisations and kids’ clubs, but aren’t really involved in the rest of the life of the church.
A next step can be to invite them to experience something more of the larger family of the church. Something suitable. Something simple. Something significant.
However, that can require a lot of organisation on your part. The new PCI Family Festival event can take much of the strain of that by offering congregations an opportunity to invite families of all shapes and sizes, with children aged 0-11, an opportunity to enjoy a fun afternoon of outdoor activities, crafts and games at Crawfordsburn Scout Centre in County Down.
There will be something for everyone - a climbing wall, archery, orienteering, grass sledging, a little assault course for under 8’s, or just the chance to go for a walk together at the beach.
Congregational groups could come early and have a picnic together at 1.30pm before joining in with families from other churches for the afternoon’s fun from 2 to 4pm. Could you round up families from your church and get them booked in? Could you use this event to bring families to have a positive experience of the wider family of the church? Might you even be able to make the event free by paying or subsidising families to come? That’s all you need to do! The rest will be taken care of by others.
Why not gather up and sign up as many families as you can from around your congregation to be part of the festival?
£5 per person
Under 2s free
To find out more and book your places click here