I’ve met several Messy Church leaders recently who are working in multicultural areas, so this resource from our good friends at CURBS caught my eye as something that might be useful.
Kate Traynor writes:
You or your networks might be interested in our new resource for working with primary aged children called ‘Kids United’. This is a kit especially for Christian groups/schools/churches serving mainly Muslim communities, which aims to be sensitive to Muslim culture and beliefs while sharing God’s love in a distinctively Christian way.
More details about the Kids United Kit:
It’s tried and tested over several years with a group of 4-7-year-olds in East London
Includes 14 themed sessions based on Old Testament stories with characters and events also mentioned in the Qur’an, providing a familiar starting point for Muslim children
Each session includes introductory games, creative activities and rounding up activities as well as an interactive telling of the Bible story
You can visit our website to find out more about CURBS, see a sample of the Kit for free and order Kids United as a download or hard copy. The Kit costs £10.
If you want a summary of CURBS in a sentence… we are a small Christian-based charity that provides support, resources/training and an approach to working with children that starts in their world and, through positive relationships, seeks to build bridges which will enable them to experience God’s loving care.