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Children

Children are born with an innate sense of wonder and faith that is real and authentic. As teachers and leaders our role is to provide a foundation of experiences on which children build a life of learning and growth toward a mature and vital faith. 

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May 28, 2014

Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth, and elders may experience the abiding […]

March 15, 2016

Including Special Needs Children in the Life of the Church

This resource assists teachers and leaders of children in the area of faith formation. You will find this resource […]

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Children's Ministry Basics
March 15, 2016

Retaining Servant Team Members

This resource was developed to assist teachers and leaders of children in the area of leadership. You will find this […]

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Children's Ministry Basics
January 28, 2016

What Every Child Should Experience

A Guide for Teachers and Leaders of Children in United Methodist Congregations

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Children's Ministry Basics
July 1, 2015

Children’s Fund for Christian Mission

 The United Methodist Children's Fund for Christian Mission helps children learn to care for others, develop good giving […]

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Mission, Stewardship & Evangelism
May 5, 2016

Let the Children Give: Raising Generous Children

How are we teaching our children the joy of generosity? Rosanna Anderson is joined by Delia Halverson, author of  […]

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Mission, Stewardship & Evangelism
April 28, 2016

Children and Family Webchat: Our Children’s Reality - How should we respond?

Join Tanya Eustace and Melanie C. Gordon as they discuss relevant and trending topics in children, family and intergenerational ministries.

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April 21, 2016

TUMPS is Family! (Romans 12, Issue 278)

By Melanie C. Gordon

How can we create an environment in the preschool ministry that encourages our teachers to carry out the mission of […]

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Faith Formation & Discipleship
April 13, 2016

Children and Covenant Discipleship: a conversation with Steve Manskar & Melanie C. Gordon

Steve Manskar and Melanie C. Gordon discuss Covenant Discipleship as a proven and effective resource for helping children live as […]

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April 7, 2016

The Spiritual Life of the Media Child

Children are digital natives who engage in the world differently than “the way we used to,” but […]

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April 5, 2016

Tuesday Tea with Melanie: The Power of Sacrament in Children’s Faith Formation

How does ministry collaboration impact how our children grow in faith? How can children’s ministry leaders and other […]

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March 15, 2016

Including Special Needs Children in the Life of the Church

This resource assists teachers and leaders of children in the area of faith formation. You will find this resource […]

PDF
Children's Ministry Basics
March 15, 2016

Retaining Servant Team Members

This resource was developed to assist teachers and leaders of children in the area of leadership. You will find this […]

PDF
Children's Ministry Basics
March 10, 2016

On-the-Go Worship (Romans 12, Issue 272)

By Melanie C. Gordon

How can we help children experience worship and devotion when they are not able to be present at church?

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Worship with Children
March 8, 2016

Tuesday Tea with Melanie – The Power of Stewardship in Children’s Faith Formation with Ken Sloane

How does ministry collaboration impact how our children grow in faith? How can children’s ministry leaders and other […]

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