Parenting, Poverty and Progress: a Free Family Discipleship Resource

This brand new free resource will help you talk to your children about big issues such as poverty and caring for the world around them.

If you’re a parent, caregiver, grandparent, children’s worker, or you play some part in teaching or raising children, you’ve probably found yourself thinking, ‘how can I raise children to care about the world around them?’ God calls us to love our neighbour, but what does that mean in practice? How can we explore that and exercise it in our own families? How can we fire up children to live out their faith and make a positive difference in the world?

Parenting, poverty and progress is a set of free resources for individuals, groups and churches, in which we tackle these questions and provide some tools to start putting their answers into practice.

A smiling family in Indonesia

1) Parenting, poverty and progress – A Short video series

This short video series was produced in partnership with Care for The Family and St Luke’s Maidstone. In this series of 10-minute discussions, we explore five key themes connected with raising children to love their neighbour – how to create a place of love and belonging; how to make prayer and worship a natural part of family life; how can we help our children connect with their church community; how to be real about compassion; and how we can be intentional about justice. Discover below five short discussions looking at how we can raise children to care about the world around them.

How to create a place of love and belonging

How to make prayer and worship a natural part of family life

How we can help our children connect with their church community

How to be real about compassion

How we can be intentional about justice

2) The Compassion Collective – A Bible Study Guide

This five-part series unpacks what it means for us, as those responsible for raising children, to respond to the pain and injustice in our world in the way God wants us to. Perfect to use in your church small-group, with your partner or with friends.

Compassion Collective Bible Study downloadable resource


3) Compassion Explorers  – A Children’s Activity Book For 5 to 11-year Olds

This adventure packed activity book for 5 to 11-year-olds offers a whistle-stop tour of God’s beautiful creation, exploring what He has to say about big issues like poverty and love. Packed full of activities and crafts, it’s a fun and engaging way for children to discover more about the world around them.

Compassion Explorers downloadable resource


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Words by Compassion UK


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