Children Matter Celebrating Their Place in the Church, Family, and Community

ISBN-10: 0802822282
ISBN-13: 9780802822284
Edition: 2005
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Description: "Children Matter" provides students, pastors, and lay leaders in the church with understanding of childrenbs spirituality, their place in the faith community, and how that community can effectively nurture its youngest members. Building on biblical  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

"Children Matter" provides students, pastors, and lay leaders in the church with understanding of childrenbs spirituality, their place in the faith community, and how that community can effectively nurture its youngest members. Building on biblical and theological foundations, the book focuses on practices in the contemporary Christian church that provide a healthy environment for children; practices that lead the church to truly be the people of God with children as valued participants in its life.

Scottie May (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of Christian formation and ministry at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and coeditor of Children Matter: Celebrating Their Place in the Church, Family, and Community. She speaks regularly on topics related to the spirituality of children.

Catherine Stonehouse (PhD, Michigan State University), prior to her retirement, served as the Orlean Bullard Beeson Professor of Christian Discipleship and dean of the School of Practical Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. She continues to serve Asbury as an adjunct professor. She speaks regularly on topics related to the spirituality of children and is the author of the award-winning Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey.

Introduction : the story of a book
Metaphors shape ministry
Children in the Bible
Theology and children
The child's development
Historical roots of ministry with children
Children in context
Children in the faith community
Children in the family
Children and story
Children and curriculum
In worship
In learning and teaching
In specialized ministries
All children matter
In leadership
A postlude - our prayer

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