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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 […]

October 24, 2016

All Saints Day with Children and Families

By Melanie C. Gordon

Was All Saints Day a day that John Wesley loved? YES! In a journal entry from November 1, 1767, Wesley calls […]

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Worship with Children
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
November 27, 2016

2016 Advent Home Worship

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

Advent is the season when we prepare ourselves to receive God's gift of Jesus. It is a time of  […]

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Worship with Children
November 27, 2016

2016 Ministry With Children Advent Calendar

Advent is the season in which we prepare for the coming of Christ.  The season proclaims Christ’s […]

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Worship with Children
November 8, 2016

Tuesday Tea with Melanie - Older Adult Ministry

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

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November 1, 2016

Red Bird Mission Summer Youth Day Camp (Beverly, KY)

Red Bird Mission Summer Youth Day Camp is a free six-week program, offered three days a week, for children, […]

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Mission, Stewardship & Evangelism
November 1, 2016

CEPALC (Center for Social Communication in Latin America) Media Communications Program, Colombia

The political-military conflict in which children are the main victims led to CEPALC (Center for Social Communication in […]

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Mission, Stewardship & Evangelism
November 1, 2016

Raise the Roof Academy, Bwassandeku, Uganda

Giving hope and building a future through education! The mission of Raise the Roof Academy is to &ldquo […]

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Mission, Stewardship & Evangelism
November 1, 2016

Go-Up Academy Ntambo Primary School, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The children served by this primary school that is being built in the Ntambo Village in the Democratic Republic of […]

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Mission, Stewardship & Evangelism
November 1, 2016

All Saints Day with Children and Families

By Melanie C. Gordon

Was All Saints Day a day that John Wesley loved? YES! In a journal entry from November 1, 1767, Wesley calls […]

Article
Worship with Children
November 1, 2016

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
August 23, 2016

The 2016 National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths® Celebration

The 2016 National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths® Celebration, “Children of Promise: Closing Opportunity Gaps” will focus […]

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Children's Ministry Basics
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