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New South Wales

Welcome to the Growing Families NSW page - we're glad you dropped by. Below you'll find information about upcoming events (eg family camps, training days), classes, mums groups and our quarterly email update/newsletter. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Our state committee (made up of the Ewings, Foote, Hayde & Schumann families) is here to help :-).


State Leaders

 Hi there. We’re Pete & Michelle Foote, the State Team Leaders for NSW, and this is our family – Megan, Kate, Michael & Ruth. We’ve been part of Growing Families Australia since 2000, and are so thankful to the Lord for bringing it into our lives. It has brought such focus and wisdom in how to raise children for Jesus. Just as we’ve been blessed, we’d love for you to experience the same blessing in your family. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Our email is nsw_leaders[at] 

Upcoming Events


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1. Click on the link here to register. You will receive a confirmation email. Follow the instructions.

2.  Log onto the website here using your new password.

3.  Go to your profile and click on the newsletter you would like to receive.

Latest State News

GEMS - Godly Encouragements for Mums

Hello precious ladies!

We have groups of mums all over Australia who meet monthly to encourage one another in their parenting journey.

Some groups meet at a park and simply chat while the children play, others talk over a coffee in a home, others have a dessert night once a term and others have a more formal meeting with a speaker and babysitters.

The goal is to 'give you courage' as you parent with biblical principles as your foundation. The children receive the benefit of playing with those who are like-minded and mums can have those tricky questions answered by thoe a little further along the parenting path.

To join or start a group please contact me, I will be delighted to help you.

Mel Hayde mel[at]

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Youth Stuff


Parenting Course Classes

Growing Families parenting classes are run by experienced facilitators all throughout the year.

Click here to see what course classes are available in this state.


Contact Mums

The Contact Mums Ministry is a volunteer network of Christian mums available to encourage and support families who desire to implement the principles set forth in the Growing Families International parenting curricula from Preparation for Parenting through the Reaching the Heart of Your Teens, as well as the On Becoming series of books. A Contact Mum understands and experiences the same challenges that come from the responsibility of being a mum and the consistency that biblical training of our children requires.

We have Contact Mums in the following areas and specialised experiences:

Penrith  -  Mel  -   mel[at]   -   Harvest all ages up to 18+

Wollongong - Simone  -  simone[at] -  Harvest all ages up to 18

Parramatta   -  Kylie  -   kewings[   -   Heritage up to age 2

Broken Hill  -  Kathryn  -  akmartin[at]  -   Heritage up to age 2

To be put in touch with a Contact Mum for more general enquiries, please email contact_mums[at]

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Growing Families Ministry in New South Wales then please contact us via to following email address.


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