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Children and Families Minister, St Bart's, Toowoomba

Bettrys Lowe

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Bettrys Lowe is the Children and Families Minister at St Bart’s, Toowoomba. She has a BEd (Prim) from Griffith University, a GradCert RE from ACU and a MEd Lead from CSU, with special interests in the discipleship of families and curriculum and resource development.

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Tips for writing and recording your own children’s ministry songs

“In one of our FOCUS camp sessions, the children were given the option to try something new – songwriting. A small group of interested children came forward and worked collaboratively to write both the lyrics and the catchy melody of a song they titled ‘God with us’,” says Bettrys Lowe from St Bart’s, Toowoomba, while inviting other parishes to use the YouTube song video in their services and providing songwriting and recording tips

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Lenten devotional guide for families

“Luke is saturated with eyewitness accounts of life-changing encounters with Jesus. This Lent help your family journey through Luke, learning more about some of these characters and their responses to Jesus, while reflecting on your own encounter with Jesus,” says Bettrys Lowe from St Bart’s, Toowoomba

(L-R) Resource Church leader The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt, Executive Director of Parishes and other Mission Agencies Commission Dr Stephen Harrison, Resource Church specialist Bishop Daniel Abot and Resource Church specialist Michelle McDonald meeting in the Cathedral office in May 2021
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Eight Resource Church Specialists share stories and resources

Our Diocese’s eight Resource Church Specialists tell us about their current projects and activities and the highlights of their roles so far, while also sharing resources for parishes and ministries to use and adapt

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Making and maturing disciples of Jesus

“Personal touches and intentional follow up are really important at St Bart’s. We are a community and go through the valleys and peaks of life together. Instead of making assumptions that people are too busy to come to church, small groups or other ministry activities, we follow up to make sure that people are okay and if someone is sick or a loved one has passed away, we help care for them,” says the team from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, while offering helpful ideas and resources for other churches to adapt and use

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How to run an effective and engaging Sunday children’s ministry

“The effectiveness of St Bart’s Sunday children’s ministry largely relies upon an intentional approach to teaching the Bible, so children of all ages can read, understand and grow in their love of God,” say Children’s Ministers Bettrys Lowe and Amy Norman from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, who also offer resources for interested churches and ‘Top 10 tips’