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Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey

Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey Author Catherine Stonehouse
ISBN-10 9780801058073
Release 1998-03-01
Pages 240
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By learning about the process of spiritual formation, parents and those leading children's ministries will be enabled to facilitate the spiritual growth of children in their care.



Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey

Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey Author Catherine Stonehouse
ISBN-10 1441212035
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 192
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How do children experience and understand God? How can adults help children grow their life of faith? Throughout more than a decade of field research, children's spirituality experts Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May listened to children talk about their relationships with God, observed children and their parents in learning and worship settings, and interviewed adults about their childhood faith experiences. This accessibly written book weaves together their findings to offer a glimpse of the spiritual responsiveness and potential of children. Through case studies, it provides insight into children's perceptions of God and how they process their faith. In addition, the book suggests how parents, teachers, and ministry leaders can more effectively relate to and work with children and pre-adolescents to nurture their faith, offering a helpful picture of adults and children on the spiritual journey together.



Children Matter

Children Matter Author Scottie May
ISBN-10 0802822282
Release 2005-08-31
Pages 374
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Explores how the church can better minister to children inside and outside of the Christian education classroom. Draws on the Bible, psychology, and the authors' experience in various Protestant traditions.



Formational Children s Ministry mersion Emergent Village resources for communities of faith

Formational Children s Ministry    mersion  Emergent Village resources for communities of faith Author Ivy Beckwith
ISBN-10 9781441207357
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 160
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Much ministry to children looks more like mere entertainment than authentic spiritual formation. But what if children's ministries were rooted in a mind set whereby we taught children, with our words and actions, how the story of God, the story of church history, the story of the local community, and the story of the child intersect and speak to one another? What if children's ministry was less about downloading information into kids' heads and more about leading them into these powerful, compelling stories? Beckwith aims to help ministers and parents create a ministry that captures children's imaginations not just to keep them occupied, but to live as citizens of the kingdom of God. In addition to providing theological reasons for formational children's ministry, the book offers examples of how Ivy and other practitioners are implementing a formational model.



Enduring Connections

Enduring Connections Author Janice A Haywood
ISBN-10 0827208235
Release 2007-06-01
Pages 176
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Enduring Connections gives churches and ministers significant guidelines for establishing a quality childhood ministry with preschoolers and grade-schoolers. Enduring Connections is especially helpful to ministers and directors of childhood ministry that are called from the laity to staff positions. By focusing on building a childhood ministry that intentionally connects children to God and the community of faith through paths that are driven by relationship rather than programs, Janice Haywood has produced a resource that will help churches of any size design their own unique ministry for children. A TCP Leadership Series title.



Postmodern Children s Ministry

Postmodern Children s Ministry Author Ivy Beckwith
ISBN-10 9780310863465
Release 2009-08-30
Pages 176
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This practical, thought-provoking book presents a new paradigm for children’s ministry in the emerging 21ST century and explores how churches are currently putting that vision into practice. Advocating the need to regard children as full participants in their faith communities, the book provides strategies for building intergenerational community where children feel they belong and have the opportunity to serve.



Children s Ministry in the Way of Jesus

Children s Ministry in the Way of Jesus Author David M. Csinos
ISBN-10 9780830864683
Release 2013-11-04
Pages 207
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Attract kids to church, the logic often goes, and you get parents in the pews. All that's left, then, is to get the kids out of the way. Here children's ministers David Csinos and Ivy Beckwith draw on research in human development and spiritual formation to show how children become disciples and churches become centers of lifelong discipleship. For too long, the local church has focused primarily on programs for children rather than ways of doing ministry with children. But in light of emerging missional movements, the church is changing and forming a new kind of ecclesial culture. And children's ministry must follow suit. Csinos and Beckwith propose a new way of thinking for these modern churches—they suggest that children can contribute to our theological understandings, as well as invest in and practice Biblical justice just like adult church members. Here is a unique resource that explores children's ministry in light of true spiritual formation and discipleship.



Spiritual Disciplines for Children

Spiritual Disciplines for Children Author Vernie Love
ISBN-10 0615620876
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 200
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Much has been written for adults about their spiritual formation and about the practice of classic spiritual disciplines. Very little has been written for adults who work with children on how to guide children in practices that form their spirit toward Christlikeness. Spiritual Disciplines for Children offers readers the tools they need personally-and the tools they need practically-to guide children in Christian spiritual formation using twelve spiritual disciplines. Concrete activities for readers to do with their children are provide at the end of every chapter. Reproducible pages are also included at the end of some chapters. These activities offer children enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Guided conversation ideas are a part of each activity to help adults build relationships and understanding and communicate on a child's level. The subject matter is serious, inspirational, and practical. It is intended to inspire and equip adult Christian readers to begin the practice of spiritual disciplines with intentionality and commitment in their lives and in their children's lives. The challenge is given to continue in these practices until, in both adult and child, they become lifelong patterns and habits. These patterns and habits allow the Holy Spirit to form their spirit and character toward Christlikeness and a closer, more intimate relationship with God.



Teaching STEM in the Early Years

Teaching STEM in the Early Years Author Sally Moomaw
ISBN-10 9781605542539
Release 2013-06-15
Pages 320
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The foundation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education begins in the early years. This book provides more than ninety activities and learning center ideas that seamlessly integrate STEM throughout early childhood classrooms. These hands-on STEM experiences enhance cooking, art, and music activities, block play and sensory table exploration, and field trips and outdoor time. Information on assessment and early learning standards is also provided. Sally Moomaw, EdD, has spent much of her career researching and teaching STEM education. She is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati and the author of several early education books.



PASSING ON FAITH

PASSING ON FAITH Author OLWYN. MARK
ISBN-10 0993196969
Release 2016
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PASSING ON FAITH has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from PASSING ON FAITH also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full PASSING ON FAITH book for free.



The Digital Cathedral

The Digital Cathedral Author Keith Anderson
ISBN-10 9780819229960
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 256
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Facebook, Twitter, blogs, websites. Rapid cultural and technological changes over the last two decades have transformed how we communicate with each other. For those involved in ministry, that also means a radical change in the traditional concept of the public church. Once, a brick-and-mortar cathedral gathered a community. Now through the Internet, a “digital cathedral” can gather the entire world. In his revolutionary book, Keith Anderson—specializing in the field of digital ministry, new media, and popular culture—outlines essential tips on how to adapt to the ever-shifting technologies of today. For anyone who seeks to effectively minister in a digitally integrated world, and who wishes to embody the networked characteristics of that ministry, The Digital Cathedral is “a penetrating, intelligent, innovative, and inspiring vision of where religious belief might be heading…a new view of where one finds sacred space: at a bus stop, in a tavern, in a barber shop—almost anywhere that people gather outside of home or work” (Michael Crosbie, Editor, Faith & Form).



Wholly Kids

Wholly Kids Author Lifeway Church Resources
ISBN-10 1415873194
Release 2012-06
Pages 144
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Helping leaders and parents understand child development just got a whole lot easier! Wholly Kids is an easy-to-read book full of fun illustrations and details about how kids learn. A handy book to give to parents and volunteers in your kids ministry, too. Topics: Characteristics of Kids (Spiritual, Social, Emotional, Mental, Physical) Information for Preschool Kids, Younger Kids, and Older Kids Boys and Girls Learn Differently Socioeconomic Factors Affect Learning How Do You Learn (Exploring Learning Styles) Creating an Environment for Learning (Relationships, Room Decor, etc.) Guiding Behavior Teaching Special Learners Features: Uses pictures to convey information Easy to read Indexed for ease of use Helps parents and teachers learn about child development Assists teachers in knowing benchmarks for learning



Too Small to Ignore

Too Small to Ignore Author Wess Stafford
ISBN-10 9780307550439
Release 2010-01-20
Pages 304
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The time has come, argues Dr. Wess Stafford, for a major paradigm shift: Children are too important and too intensely loved by God to be left behind or left to chance. Children belong to all of us and we are compelled to intervene on their behalf. We must invest in children–all across the world. There are strategic, persuasive reasons–beyond love and kindness–to invest in children. Today they may snuggle into your lap, if you let them. But tomorrow you may not have access to them in the corridors of power they might occupy. Now is the time to shape the future. Dr. Stafford issues an urgent call for change. His adventures as a boy raised in a West African village provide an often-humorous and always-captivating backdrop to his profound and inspiring challenges. Wess lived the reality of “it takes a village to raise a child” and calls us to “be that loving village for children everywhere.” This book will encourage you to turn your good, loving intentions into strategic actions and empower you to help change the world–and the future–forever: one child at a time. From the Hardcover edition.



Children s Christian Education

Children s Christian Education Author Bernard M Spooner Ph D
ISBN-10 1502403943
Release 2015-01-16
Pages 258
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Children's Christian Education: 12 Essentials for Effective Church Ministry to Children and Their Families fills the need for a fresh and comprehensive resource of twelve essentials for providing quality Christian education for school-age children during their first- through sixth-grade years. Each chapter addresses one of the essentials needed for the most effective Bible teaching ministry for this age group and also gives strong focus to working with the families of children-single-parent families or families with both parents in the home. Children's Christian Education: 12 Essentials for Effective Church Ministry to Children and Their Families addresses the need for an all-age Bible teaching ministry following or prior to Sunday worship. It also addresses outreach to young families and quality teaching and ministry. It gives help for getting the support of the pastor, staff, and congregation for this age group. The resource emphasizes that all are called-lay teachers and workers as well as the pastor and staff. As servant leaders, the pastor and staff have the unique call and roles to equip laypeople for their call to minister within the congregation and beyond. This book is part of a series that provides the essentials for effective church ministry to all age groups, as follows: Preschool Christian Education; Children's Christian Education; Youth/Collegiate Christian Education; and Adult Christian Education.



Children s Ministry that Works

Children s Ministry that Works Author Craig Jutila
ISBN-10 0764424076
Release 2002
Pages 254
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Create an effective children's ministry with help from the top experts! For over 10 years, Children's Ministry That Works has been helping ministry leaders create dynamic and effective ministry programs in churches across the country. Now, completely revised and updated, this new version will help you be successful for the next 10 years! Overflowing with expert insights from over 25 successful children's ministry leaders, you're guaranteed to find solutions for every area of your ministry! You'll learn the best tips, creative ideas and strategies from leaders like Craig Jutila, Thom and Joani Schultz, Mike Sciarra, Sue Miller, Pat Verbal, Gordon and Becki West, Jim Wideman, Chris Yount, and more! Children's Ministry That Works: Revised and Updated will equip your ministry with these key benefits: Help for key areas of children's ministry, including: Developing your leadership team Safety and liability in children's ministry Partnering with parents Teaching so children can learn Adventurous art and creative crafts Vacation Bible School Successful after-school and mid-week programs and more! 15 brand-new chapters! Plus, substantial revisions to the other chapters to offer you the most current insights and advice of the top children's ministry experts! Easy to read and packed with practical ideas! These ideas have been proven in actual children's ministry and refined and improved over time. Insights for every level of children's ministry! Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a beginner in children's ministry, you'll refer to this resource regularly for the help you need!



Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation Author Eric Schlosser
ISBN-10 9780547750330
Release 2012
Pages 362
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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.



The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge Author The Onion
ISBN-10 9780316133234
Release 2012-10-23
Pages 352
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Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known. Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.