So What? Children’s Network Hub

Children’s Network Hub gathers several times a year over breakfast to inspire, equip and empower those who are involved with children and families through the local church. We will meet together to share ideas and experiences, learn from each other, have focus sessions, and pray and worship together.

It was brilliant to welcome so many of you to the So What? conference with Rachel Turner in October, If you have any feedback it would be great to hear from you.

Don’t forget to like us on our Facebook page: So What? Children’s Hub

So What? Conference 2022 (Truro)

Come along to a practical and equipping day for all those involved in Children and Family Ministry
You will leave the day inspired, equipped and expectant for this new ministry season

Saturday 5th March 2022 | 10.00am – 3.30pm
City Life Church | Chapel Hill | Truro | TR1 3BD

Please email or call to book your place so we can cater for your Cornish cream tea!
01872 241984

There is no parking at the Church but there are a number of car parks nearby.


Children and Family Resource Evening 2022 (Exeter)

This evening is for children’s workers, family workers, church leaders and anyone else who has an interest in children and family ministry.

Thursday 3rd March 2022 | 7.30pm – 9.15pm
South Street Baptist Church | 25 South Street | Exeter EX1 1JA

There is no parking at the Church but there are a number of car parks nearby. The nearest is: NCP, Market Street, Guinea Street, Exeter EX1 1BW. You can also get there by train. The Church is just a short walk from Exeter Central Railway Station, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SB

Please email or call to book your place
01392 433533

Andy Saunders

Created by Andy Saunders, Lighthouse Ministries aims to support and resource local churches in their ministry to children and families both in and out of the church.

Andy has been involved in children’s and family ministry for about as long as he can remember.
Starting as a volunteer in the Sunday School at his local church, he is now just as likely to be found on the stage at Spring Harvest or running a children’s camp in the heart of Dorset.

He has worked at Scripture Union as a Children’s and Family Evangelist, tutored at Moorlands College, and most recently worked as the Children’s and Family Adviser for the Diocese of Winchester.

Lighthouse Ministries enables him to draw on this rich experience to support churches and organisations who want to build creative and thriving ministries amongst the children and families in their communities.

Lynda Sanders

Lynda has been on the staff at City Life Church since 2013 as Assistant Pastor (Children and Families).

Lynda created the So What? network in 2018 and has arranged conferences, breakfast hubs both in person and during lockdown on zoom.  She oversees the City Life Church children and families ministry programme, children’s outreach in the local community, visits local primary schools, facilitates ‘Encounter the Kingdom’, runs children’s programmes for church weekends away and has published various children’s resources.

Lynda is currently a member of the SACRE committee for Cornwall Council. Lynda’s desire is to see children and families know, encounter and be empowered by God.

We have had a great time at our Breakfast Hubs so far.

It’s been wonderful to see you all, it’s really encouraging how this Network is growing and developing.
Thank you for getting in touch about how you are being resourced through the Hubs and sharing your stories about children encountering God through your ministry with children and families.

Below is a small sample of the feedback we have received over the past few years:

“So What! Does exactly what it says! Challenging us to look and ask what does it mean for the children we work with. Invaluable reflection.”

“Myself and my friends took notes all day from the great ideas she had to share. I am sure we will be using them and referring to them for a very long time, and hopefully, sharing with others. The day was made very special by the warm welcome we received and the huge amount of preparation yourself and your team had put in. It must have taken a lot of work and effort, yet to us on the receiving end it was a great blessing. You catered for us in a way we had not expected and it made the day more than enjoyable.”

“It was a great opportunity for our churches children’s ministry team to attend this event with a globally recognised speaker. We gathered some great ideas and were able to reflect on our current practices and make
positive changes. The whole day was superbly resourced, with opportunity to purchase items. The speakers were engaging and enthused the audience and the room was laid out and equipped with inspiring ideas. We were well catered for with tea and coffee in continuous supply and cakes!! A great day and I am very pleased we went with our team.”

“Thank you for a most enjoyable conference that was definitely Spirit led. I look forward to further networking next year.”

If you are interested in receiving notification of future Hub gatherings please contact us:

City Life Church
Chapel Hill

Tel: 01872 241 984

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