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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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New & Noteworthy:

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 […]

July 12, 2017

All In! Children’s Faith Formation Intensive

ALL IN is not your ordinary conference. It is specifically designed for people working in local church and extension (camp […]

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May 1, 2017

Pentecost with Children and Families

By Delia Halverson

Pentecost is the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. How do we make the Day of Pentecost accessible […]

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Faith Formation & Discipleship
May 1, 2017

Trinity Sunday with Children and Families

By Delia Halverson

Do United Methodists believe in the Holy Trinity? Yes! Trinity Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday after Pentecost, reminding […]

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Faith Formation & Discipleship
April 3, 2017

Worship and Sacrament Resources

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments in which Christ himself participated -- baptism and the Lord's Supper. We […]

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Faith Formation & Discipleship
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
December 5, 2017

Tuesday Tea with Melanie (December)

Tuesday Tea with Melanie is a webinar series focused on embracing children and families as part of the disciple-making process […]

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November 7, 2017

Tuesday Tea with Melanie (November)

Tuesday Tea with Melanie is a webinar series focused on embracing children and families as part of the disciple-making process […]

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October 17, 2017

Tuesday Tea with Melanie (October)

Tuesday Tea with Melanie is a webinar series focused on embracing children and families as part of the disciple-making process […]

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September 12, 2017

Tuesday Tea with Melanie — Courageous Conversations with Parents

Our chat on Tuesday, September 12 will open up the discussion on preparing for difficult conversations that are necessary to help […]

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August 17, 2017

All In! Children’s Faith Formation Intensive

ALL IN is not your ordinary conference. It is specifically designed for people working in local church and extension (camp […]

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Events
August 15, 2017

Tuesday Tea with Melanie: Blessing Our Children in Meaningful Ways

Our chat on Tuesday, August 15 will open up the discussion on supporting children as we begin the new school year. […]

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June 11, 2017

Trinity Sunday with Children and Families

By Delia Halverson

Do United Methodists believe in the Holy Trinity? Yes! Trinity Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday after Pentecost, reminding […]

Article
Faith Formation & Discipleship
June 4, 2017

Pentecost with Children and Families

By Delia Halverson

Pentecost is the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. How do we make the Day of Pentecost accessible […]

Article
Faith Formation & Discipleship
May 9, 2017

Ascension Sunday with Children and Families

By Melanie C. Gordon

Ascension Day is one of three holy days that did not fall on a Sunday that John Wesley kept in […]

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Worship with Children
May 9, 2017

Tuesday Tea with Melanie — Special Needs and Children

Tuesday Tea with Melanie is a webinar series focused on embracing children and families as part of the disciple-making process […]

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