Children Matter: Celebrating Their Place in the Church, Family, and Community

Children Matter: Celebrating Their Place in the Church, Family, and Community

by Scottie May, Catherine Stonehouse, Beth Posterski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802822282

ISBN-13: 9780802822284

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company


Children today are no longer expected to be "seen and not heard," yet in many churches children are involved only in programs specifically designated for them. Children Matter offers a full discussion of children's spirituality and shows how the faith community can better nurture its youngest members.

Speaking from their experience with children's

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Children today are no longer expected to be "seen and not heard," yet in many churches children are involved only in programs specifically designated for them. Children Matter offers a full discussion of children's spirituality and shows how the faith community can better nurture its youngest members.

Speaking from their experience with children's ministry in a range of Protestant traditions, the authors draw on the Bible, history, and psychology to lay good foundations for such ministry. Discussing the specific content and contexts of faith formation, they also offer wise and practical advice on putting together effective ministries. Rather than focusing on innovative ways to use technology, Children Matter emphasizes relationships between people and encourages the church to welcome all children as valued participants in the people of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802822284
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
374
Sales rank:
675,740
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the story of a book
1Metaphors shape ministry3
2Children in the Bible26
3Theology and children47
4The child's development73
5Historical roots of ministry with children88
6Children in context115
7Children in the faith community126
8Children in the family150
9Children and story173
10Children and curriculum190
11In worship215
12In learning and teaching246
13In specialized ministries282
14All children matter311
15In leadership330
A postlude - our prayer353

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