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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
March 7, 2017

Tuesday Tea with Melanie: Creating PrayGrounds in Worship

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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Webinars and Web Chats
March 1, 2017

2017 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
March 1, 2017

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
January 30, 2017

Leadership Training for New Children’s Ministers 2017

People who are new to ministry with children often feel overwhelmed with responsibilities, organization, and the needs of children and […]

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December 15, 2016

Children’s Bibles and Books By Topic

By Melanie C. Gordon

Melanie C. Gordon, Direct of Ministry with Children, has compiled this list of recommended Children's Bibles and Books. 

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Children's Ministry Basics
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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Webinars and Web Chats
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
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