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Children's Ministry in the Way of Jesus

Children's Ministry in the Way of Jesus

by Ivy Beckwith, David M. Csinos and John H. WesterhoffIII

Attract kids to church, the logic often goes, and you get parents in the pews. All that's left, then, is to get the kids out of the way. Here children's ministers David Csinos and Ivy Beckwith draw on research in human development and spiritual formation to show how children become disciples and churches become centers of lifelong discipleship. … Read more…

Formational Children's Ministry (ēmersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith): Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, and Relationship

Formational Children's Ministry (ēmersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith): Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, and Relationship

by Ivy Beckwith

Much ministry to children looks more like mere entertainment than authentic spiritual formation. But what if children's ministries were rooted in a mind set whereby we taught children, with our words and actions, how the story of God, the story of church history, the story of the local community, and the story of the child intersect and speak to one anot… Read more…

Postmodern Children's Ministry

Postmodern Children's Ministry

by Ivy Beckwith

This practical, thought-provoking book presents a new paradigm for children’s ministry in the emerging 21ST century and explores how churches are currently putting that vision into practice. Advocating the need to regard children as full participants in their faith communities, the book provides strategies for building intergenerational community where chi… Read more…

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Children's Ministry Workers

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Children's Ministry Workers

by Ivy Beckwith and Tim Conder

Too often, children's ministry volunteers say yes to helping out and then are confused about what to do. How do I use curriculum? What if the kids get rowdy? How do I build relationships? This valuable, easy-to-use resource will give every children's volunteer a solid foundation as they begin working in ministry. From basic ideas for getting started,… Read more…