Story is often sanitised. In Jesus was a Refugee,
Andrew McDonough movingly tells the story of the flight to Egypt and
reminds us that Jesus' early years were not easy. It will be available
to download as a PowerPoint from Lost Sheep.
The author will be artist in residence and one of the speakers at The Conversation
This is a book
for revolutionaries and activists who want to engage in new visions of
how we partner with children and young people to live out faith and
join with God in the healing of the world. With contributions from Dave
Csinos, Marcia Bunge, Brian McLaren, Ivy Beckwith and Almeida M Wright. Faith Forward 3
This is a
beautifully inclusive celebration of baptism. Written by an episcopal priest,
it unfolds the theology of baptism and the start of the amazing journey
of faith. Today is a baptism day
practical chapters, this book offers parents and carers stories and
encouragement to help nurture faith in their children. Spiritual
development and growth,prayer, Bible, worship, and faith at home are
just some of the subjects covered. It would be a good gift for baptism
families or godparents. Raising Faith
the presence of children and young people in your meeting and
recognise the gifts they bring. Remember that the meeting as a whole
shares a responsibility for each child in its care. Seek for them as
for yourself a full development of God's gifts and the abundant life
Jesus tells us can be ours.
How do you share your deepest beliefs with
them, while leaving them free to develop as the spirit of God
may lead them?
Do you invite them to share their insights
Are you ready to both learn from them and to
accept your responsibilities towards them?
Queries, The Yearly Meeting of the
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Is child development spiritually empty?
Morgan argues for the importance of spiritual development
whether a child is in a religious setting or not.
Worship's Area52 continues
to provide a great selection of resources which engage all the senses
with all ages in worship.
sees the 50th anniversary of the Children's Society celebrating
Christingle. There are plenty of free downloads on their website to
help you plan your service this year. Check out the second page of
their Christingle Shop.
Miranda Threlfall-Holmes reflects
on her experience of church as a child and what churches might learn
about welcoming children.
Toddler Groups can provide a great welcome for children and their
families. Have a look at the story of one group in Manchester.
Growing intergenerational worship
Resources in Australia has created an excellent toolkit
to help churches bring the generations together in worship.
Yet another gem from
Sandy Eisenberg-Sasso exploring the power and use of
language. I ordered 2 copies by mistake, so I've got one to give away
(UK readers only - sorry).
Just tell me which book(s) have had the biggest influence on your
ministry with and among children, and what impact they made and it
could be yours. Get writing to me here. Closing date:
19th October 2018