Approaches and Programs
Talking to Children
Partnering with Parents
How to Listen So Parents Will Talk and Talk So Parents Will Listen
Call Number: Electronic Book
Publication Date: 2011-05-25
This book focuses on helping all counselors develop effective relationships with parents so that the family issues for which parents often seek help can be addressed.
LC Subject Headings
Resources for Children's Ministry
Formational Children's Ministry: Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, and Relationship
Call Number: THEOLOGY STACKS: BV639 .C4 B37 2010
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Following up on her 2004 book, Postmodern Children's Ministry (THEOLOGY STACKS: BV639 .C4 B38 2004), this book posits models that use the power of stories, rituals (at church and at home), and relationships to encourage children's spiritual formation rather than focusing on educational content.
Real Kids, Real Faith
Call Number: THEOLOGY STACKS: BV1475.3 .Y87 2004
Publication Date: 2004-04-05
Aims to help caregivers nurture the spiritual lives of children through storytelling, learning religious language, cultivating religious silence, exploring children's religious concepts, experiencing community life, and serving others.
The Religious Potential of the Child
Call Number: THEOLOGY STACKS: BV4574 .C3813 1992
Publication Date: 1992-07-01
Focuses on creating a place in which young children (ages 3-6) can encounter God. Cavalletti's work on Roman Catholic catechesis for young children, rooted in a Montessori educational method, informed the Godly Play approach to religious education.
Children's Ministry That Fits
Call Number: THEOLOGY STACKS: BV639 .C4 C75 2011
Publication Date: 2011-01-14
Discusses four spiritual styles (word, emotion, symbol, and action) that can be used to offer children multiple ways to connect with God and strategies for incorporating these elements into the life of the church.
Call Number: THEOLOGY STACKS: BV639 .C4 H35 2006
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
Helps churches think through the steps needed to establish ministries for preschool and elementary-school-aged children. Overall vision, special needs, resources for parents, support for leaders, selecting educational resources, balancing outreach with nurturing families already present, communication, and roles for a children's minister are all considered.
The Child in the Bible
Call Number: THEOLOGY STACKS: BS576 .C45 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
A collection of essays from biblical scholars that examine scriptural passages that 1) speak directly about children, 2) are often quoted in discussions about children, or 3) may at first have nothing to do with children, but may contribute to contemporary discussions about them.
Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey
Call Number: THEOLOGY STACKS: BV639 .C4 S775 2010
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Describes research with children (pre-school to teenage years) that engaged the approach of Sofia Cavalletti and Jerome Berryman (Godly Play) to present reflective opportunities for children to be with God. Interviews with children shed light on thoughts and experiences of being with God. Topics discussed include children's drawings of God and Jesus, experiences of God in everyday life, experiences of God in worship, the role of the Bible, how children experience and grow in faith over time, the role of compassion and emotional intelligence, and church partnerships with parents. Appendix B provides suggestions for resources to use with children and parents.
Helping with Difficulties
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