Leadership Resources

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 […]

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
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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March 15, 2016

Children and Family Webchat

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR DATE: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 TIME: 12:00 pm Central Standard Time PRESENTERS: Tanya Eustace, Director of Children and Intergenerational […]

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February 10, 2016

2016 Family Study for Lent

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

The church season of Lent is a good time to begin the practice of weekly family devotions. Each week during […]

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Worship with Children
February 10, 2016

Coins for Lent

By Maryjane Pierce Norton

Lent is a good time to focus on giving to others. Coins for Lent enables families and individuals to consider […]

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Worship with Children
February 3, 2016

Engaging Children in Worship

Engaging and Including Children in Worship – “Let the children come to me” is a quote that many […]

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Children's Ministry
February 2, 2016

Tuesday Tea with Melanie – The Power of Camp in Children’s Faith Formation with Kevin Witt

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

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Webinars and Web Chats
January 28, 2016

What Every Child Should Experience

What Every Child Should Experience – A Guide for Leaders and Teachers in United Methodist Congregations is a resource […]

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Children's Ministry Basics
January 3, 2016

Family Observance of Epiphany

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

By following the story in the Gospels of Luke and of Matthew, we know the magi (wise men) did not […]

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Worship with Children
December 15, 2015

Offering Children and Youth a Voice in Chaos

Melanie Gordon and Chris Wilterdink of Discipleship Ministries discuss disasters, tragedies, and possible response strategies with children […]

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Children and Crisis
December 8, 2015

Tuesday Tea with Melanie – Encountering God - December Web Chat

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 12:30 pm, Central Daylight Time (1:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time). his month, Glenys Nellyst will offer her […]

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