Children & Family
Children & Family Articles
These Are Our Bodies invites parents and church leaders into the serious, hopeful work of integrating body and soul. The series includes a foundational book as well as leader guides, participant workbooks and parent books for preschool through high school, as well as a young adult module.
As people engaged in communicating the love of God to children, we know the value of age appropriate learning led by loving teachers using pedagogically sound resources. And we also understand the importance of including children in intergenerational worship.
Too often I’ve witnessed parents, weary and worried about disrupting the service, apologize to the people around because their children were wiggly or loud. They shouldn’t have to feel that way. Parents, grandparents and other caregivers may wonder at times if it is worth all the effort. This letter is for them:
Finish Strong: How to Celebrate Pentecost, Honor Youth, Thank Volunteers, And Avoid a Three-Ring Circus
The program year is coming to an end. How to celebrate Pentecost as an intergenerational community, while involving multiple ages and honoring teachers, youth, volunteers & more.
A simple object can focus the sermon. But the key is the pre-work of brainstorming, praying, and drawing out the parts of the Scripture that children can connect with.
Children, just like adults, have times of grief that need nurture and guidance. Here are ideas and resources, including a new book “My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes.”
The Gospel of Luke is filled with powerful imagery, exciting parables, and tender moments with Jesus. How to share this Bible book with children? Vicki Garvey has 5 teaching points to keep in mind for Luke.