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Children and Family Ministry Handbook: Practical.Tested.Backed by Research.

Children and Family Ministry Handbook: Practical.Tested.Backed by Research.

by Sarah Flannery


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Got a volunteer crisis? Need help choosing curriculum? Wondering how to balance ministry, health and life? This handy handbook offers advice and how-to's on all this and more from seasoned ministry leaders, as well as relatable church life anecdotes. Chapters include: Chapter 1: Family & Intergenerational Ministry Chapter 2: Parents & Guardians Chapter 3: Children's Ministry Chapter 4: Preteen Ministry Chapter 5: Youth Ministry Chapter 6: Intergenerational Worship & Serving Chapter 7: Spiritual Milestones Chapter 8: Disability Ministry Chapter 9: Curriculum & Ministry Design Chapter 10: Volunteers Chapter 11: Marriage & Divorce Ministry Chapter 12: Crisis & Counseling Chapter 13: Navigating Human Resources and Organizational Charts in Ministry

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501896231
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 05/19/2020
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sarah Flannery has led ministries for children and families for the past 15 years, both as a church staff person and a volunteer. After graduating from Asbury University with an English degree, Sarah earned her master's degree in Family Sciences from the University of Kentucky. She currently serves as Assistant Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, KY, where she leads in children's ministry, supervises other ministry teams, and provides pastoral care to church members. She and her husband, John, parent two boys, Thomas and Jack, and live with an alpha cat named Annabelle and a goldendoodle with zero chill named Ripley. Sarah hopes anyone reading her books will find that in her stories of hit-or-miss ministry experiences, they also can discover new ways to live out their callings to serve and disciple families.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Family and Intergenerational Ministry 5

Chapter 2 Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers 23

Chapter 3 Children's Ministry 45

Chapter 4 Preteen Ministry 67

Chapter 5 Youth Ministry 91

Chapter 6 Intergenerational Worship and Serving 113

Chapter 7 Milestones 133

Chapter 8 Disability Ministry 155

Chapter 9 Curriculum and Ministry Design 177

Chapter 10 Volunteers 191

Chapter 11 Marriage and Divorce 213

Chapter 12 Crisis and Counseling 235

Chapter 13 Navigating the Organization 257

Resources 279

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