Training & Mentoring
for Christian Kids Ministry
Do you want fun, creative, Christian resources for kids... but don't have the time to create them? Want your kids team to be fully equipped and inspired... but need someone to train them? Or perhaps you just need a little advice or encouragement over a cuppa?
If yes, I would love to help you!
Hi there! My name is Anna, and my vision behind starting Martin Creations was to provide bespoke resources, training and mentoring to equip and excite anyone involved in Christian Kids Ministry.
Who I've worked with...
"Anna Martin has been at the forefront of ministry to children and their families for many years. I have recently come across her 'Bible Buds' project for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers which is such a brilliant resource to ensure we are not just running wonderful community activities but also presenting clearly the God we love in an engaging and exciting way. It is an exceptional resource that will allow our activities not just bless our communities, but instead see them transformed.
But it is not the only resource that Anna has had involvement in. Anna worked with me when I was part of the New Wine Trust and she developed a range of outstanding curriculum for pre-school and primary school children under the heading of 'X-Cavate'. This three book series has been widely used and is highly effective at communicating the gospel.
Alongside this, as the Holy Spirit began to draw our attention to the importance of focusing on families, Anna produced 'HomeTime', a practical resource that explored the keys to great parenting, including interviews of significant leaders from across the world who talk openly and honestly about their successes as parents and also the areas they wished they’d done differently. It is an exercise in vulnerability and openness and as such is a valuable addition to her work.
I highly commend Anna to you. The curriculum she has already produced is incredible, but I am sure that there are many resources yet to come."
Revd Dr Mark Griffiths
Author, speaker, lecturer, Dean for Discipleship, St Padarn’s Institute / Director MTh Children, Young People and Families, Cardiff University, & Former Head of Children & Family Ministry for New Wine
"We had the great pleasure of commissioning Anna to create the first ever centralised teaching programme for Lighthouse, Christian holiday clubs that run in the Summer.
We were so blessed to work with Anna, her breadth of experience in children’s work was of enormous value to us, she just got what we wanted to achieve! She delivered a comprehensive package of day by day teaching material, and Mainstage drama, was totally professional in all our interactions, delivered on time – and totally exceeded our expectations! SurBible Island and the main ‘bear in a tutu’ character that got the message of the day across will live long in Lighthouse memory!
We loved working with Anna and would recommend her work to anyone!"
Director of Lighthouse Central
"We commissioned Anna in 2018 to undertake some research into the opportunity toddler groups offer churches across the UK for sharing the good news of Jesus. Following the research we asked her to develop a resource which was suitable to meet the demand exposed through the research. She created Bible Buds. A year round resource for toddler groups to use. She has awesome creativity, innovation, imagination. Bible Buds is full of great stories about Jesus, all accessible to toddlers, themed to line up with calendar events, craft, fun, food, mission and other ideas. It's all generated through the lens of three fantastic characters, Mr Bible, Bertie Badger and Betsie Bear. She's created some brilliant songs to accompany the resource too. We were delighted with the finished resource (books and videos) and were pleased that Spring Harvest used the videos as part of their @Home online resources made available during 2020. Anna was a real pleasure to work with. God has gifted her in so many ways and is helping her use those talents to good effect and for His purposes in our generation."
Chairman of the Weald Trust
"As part of her role for Kidz Klub Coventry, Anna Martin has written several of our termly programmes (for primary aged children), including the games and fun element as well as the bible input. Her creativity and skill in creating material relevant to the children is astonishing. Our children have responded and learnt so much from her material. During lockdown, Anna has also produced teaching (and games) videos for the children we work with, which have been clear, well communicated and visually appealing. Her role has also involved delivering training and inspirational input for our team of volunteers, which she has done with great enthusiasm and skill. Anna also has written and delivered sessions for our teenage helpers, proving her ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of ages. I would not hesitate to recommend Anna Martin to help you with any element of children’s ministry."
Kidz Klub Coventry Leader
Mentoring Sessions for Izzy, the Children's Worker at St James, Styvechale
"Anna mentored me for my first year working as a full time children and families worker. I learnt so much from Anna in this time, including how to effectively and sensitively make changes. Her approach was personal, caring and up building and really helped me grow in confidence in my role.
Anna is a brilliant mentor; easy to talk to, creative and wise."
Kids Team Training for St Andy's Church, Coventry
"Anna is great to work with, she is hard-working, fun and full of creative ideas."
Puppet Training for Lindsay Park Baptist Church, London
"Anna showed us in detail how to bring puppets to life, how to move the puppets and to have them talk in your ears - which makes it easy for us to use and amplify our own expressions. Thank you for taking the time, it was very professional and fun!"