All about the CPN
For many decades now, the value of playgroups in the local community has been identified and appreciated. Hundreds of Christian playgroups are scattered throughout Australia – some meeting in churches, others in local community buildings.
As people talked about wanting to be more intentional in their playgroup as a mission to their local community, a need emerged for some cohesion and networking between these groups.
In 2001 a group of people started meeting and praying about how this could happen and develop. In November 2002, the Christian Playgroup Network was formally launched.
We look back with thanksgiving to God for the inspiration and dedication that launched the Christian Playgroup Network and for all the playgroups and churches that have been a part of the network and continue to minister to playgroup families; and we look to the future trusting that God will continue to shape the Christian Playgroup Network for his kingdom purposes.
Our Vision (What do we long to see?)
We long for Playgroups to be flourishing expressions of God’s Kingdom where:
- Families find love, grace and acceptance
- Faith is formed, shared and nurtured
- Fullness of life is experienced
Connect – Belong – Grow sums up our Vision for churches and their playgroups, and for the children and families who are the reason the Christian Playgroup Network exists.
What we do :
Journeying together, the CPN seeks to provide support and encouragement as you think, pray and develop ways of making the vision for playgroups ( see above) a reality.
We do this through:
- reduced rates at CPN training days or FREE regional networking events
- access to resources and information on the ‘Members only’ website pages
- opportunities to link with other Christian playgroup leaders from a variety of churches
- advertising your playgroup to families looking for a playgroup on the online playgroup locator
- regular e-newsletters featuring play ideas, members sharing their stories, helpful articles and resources relevant to missional playgroups
- and more.
Connect—Belong—Grow . We see this as a promise—what we aim to achieve through the ministry of CPN. For your playgroup families, we see playgroup as a place where they have connected with your church and where they feel they belong. We want to see families grow into an even deeper sense of belonging—to the church and to God. Can I encourage you to think, pray and talk about what you can do to make that promise a reality for the families in your playgroup?
The Christian Playgroup Network would love to support you and encourage you as part of our promise to help all CPN members to Connect—Belong—Grow.
The executive committee
CPN Exec contact list The executive committee of the Christian Playgroup Network is made up of volunteers who are passionate about ministry through Playgroups, and wish to share this passion with other Playgroup leaders.
The CPN committee invites you to view their Model Rules. These were adopted at our 2015 AGM. CPN Model Rules 2015