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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 s Spirituality

Children s Spirituality Author Rebecca Nye
ISBN-10 0715140272
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 128
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An introduction to the increasingly popular topic of children's spirituality, showing how choices made in churches and homes can stimulate or stifle a child's spiritual development. Suitable for anyone who works with children.



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.



Nurturing Children s Spirituality

Nurturing Children s Spirituality Author Holly Catterton Allen
ISBN-10 9781556355585
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 416
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Children's spiritual development is currently a hot topic in Christian circles, as well as in other fields and disciplines such as educational psychology, medicine, developmental psychology, education, and sociology. The key question for Christian scholars and educators is How do Christian beliefs and practices uniquely interrelate with children's spirituality? In 2003 and again in 2006, a national conference entitled Children's Spirituality Conference: Christian Perspectives examined children's spirituality from a distinctly Christian standpoint. This book is a collection of the best materials from the 2006 conference. The first half of the book addresses definitional, historical, and theological concerns related to spiritual development in children. The second half explores best practices for fostering spiritual growth among our children--in our homes, families, churches, Christian schools, and among special populations of children--from a wide spectrum of Christian scholars and practitioners. The volume closes with John Westerhoff's moving keynote address and Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May's eloquent, culminating plenary address. Nurturing Children's Spirituality provides a rich cross section of the current research and writing by Christian scholars on children's spirituality. Contributors: Holly Catterton Allen, Michael J. Anthony, Stacy Berg, Chris J. Boyatzis, MaLesa Breeding, Marilyn Brownlee, Linda V. Callahan, Jane Carr, Mara Lief Crabtree, Karen Crozier, James Riley Estep Jr., Jeffrey E. Feinberg, Stephanie Goins, Judy Harris Helm, Dana Kennamer Hood, Sungwon Kim, Kevin Lawson, Scottie May, Marcia McQuitty, Heidi Schultz Oschwald, Donald Ratcliff, Pam Scranton, Timothy A. Sisemore, Catherine Stonehouse, La Verne Tolbert, T. Wyatt Watkins, John H. Westerhoff III



The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence

The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence Author Eugene C. Roehlkepartain
ISBN-10 0761930787
Release 2006-01
Pages 543
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The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence breaks new ground by articulating the state of knowledge in the area of childhood and adolescent spiritual development. Featuring a rich array of theory and research from an international assortment of leading social scientists in multiple disciplines, this book represents work from diverse traditions and approaches – making it an invaluable resource for scholars across a variety of disciplines and organizations.



Children in the Worshiping Community

Children in the Worshiping Community Author Virginia Thomas
ISBN-10 0804216886
Release 1981-01-01
Pages 156
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Children in the Worshiping Community is a resourceful book inviting congregations to include children in the total life of the church. It offers a warm and sometimes humorous look at the pitfalls and potentials of children and worship. This valuable resource and teaching tool provides insights on child development theories as well as practical strategies for involving children in worship.



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.



Ancient Future Evangelism

Ancient Future Evangelism Author Robert E. Webber
ISBN-10 9780801091605
Release 2003-11-01
Pages 224
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Why is the church a mile wide but only an inch deep? The remedy lies in translating wisdom from the past into the future.



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.



Connecting

Connecting Author Paul D Stanley
ISBN-10 0613913795
Release 1992-01-01
Pages 252
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None of us are fully equipped to excel in life. Our weaknesses, blind spots, limited capabilities, and lack of experience all point to the need for one thing--interdependence. The authors show us the way to connect with others, an indispensible ingredient to healthy development and fulfillment.



Rock Solid Kids

Rock Solid Kids Author Larry Fowler
ISBN-10 9781441266248
Release 2005-01-03
Pages 168
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Children's ministry is being pushed and pulled by education models, statistical analysis, growth techniques, cultural change, and technological advancements. But with the weight of all these influences, little attention is given to what ought to be the most important influence in molding the shape of children's ministry: the Word of God. Whether your children's ministry is in your home or in your church, the purpose of this book is to enable you to build a children's ministry that is rock-solid, modeled on scriptural teachings. Each chapter of this book starts with a Scripture passage--a "rock" for your foundation. The Scripture passage specifically refers to children or ministering to them. Each chapter contains a thorough discussion of implications and applications.



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.



Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics

Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics Author Peter Kreeft
ISBN-10 0830876537
Release 2009-09-20
Pages 141
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"Be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in you," wrote the apostle Peter. That is what apologetics is all about. Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have condensed their popular Handbook of Christian Apologetics, summarizing the foremost arguments for major Christian teachings and offering compelling responses to the most common arguments put forward against Christianity. In this book you'll find answers to questions about faith and reason the existence of God creation and evolution predestination and free will miracles the problem of evil Christ and the resurrection the reliability of the Bible life after death heaven and hell salvation and other religions objective truth The Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics is the place to begin for people with questions about Christianity.



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.



Black Religious Experience

Black Religious Experience Author Charles R. Foster
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017445633
Release 2003
Pages 171
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Black Religious Experience is an examination of the role Christian education has played in the African American community, as seen in the work of one of its greatest interpreters, Grant Shockley. In 1903, W. E. B. DuBois coined the term "double consciousness" to refer to the fact that African Americans always view the world through two lenses. First, they see it from their own perspectives as members of an oppressed community, living out the consequences of a particular history. Second, they perceive life from the point of view of a dominant culture that seeks to impose on African Americans its own false understanding of their status and worth. Christian educators working in the African American community have often drawn on this idea as they seek to apply the gospel to the spiritual formation of members of that community. The heart of the work of Grant Shockley, the preeminent African American religious educator of the twentieth century, was combating the negative attitudes and perspectives that the larger society would dictate to African Americans, while providing positive and powerful images of their self-worth drawn from the Christian story. Charles R. Foster and Fred Smith, friends and colleagues of Shockley, seek in this book to interpret the significance of his work for Christian education, both in the African American community and beyond it, for the twenty-first century. They draw on personal encounters as well as Shockley's written and published materials to indicate how this seminal thinker continues to speak to the need for faith formation in Christian congregations today.