Faith in Children
In most churches, Christian education for children is run by enthusiastic volunteers from the worshipping community. But how much support and training do they receive? Do they get the opportunity to explore and apply principles of child development or current theories of faith development? And to what extent are they supported by their ministers and congregations with a clear focus on children’s work?
Including empirical research and drawing on the author’s extensive experience of working with children, Faith in Children offers a window into the process going on inside our children and enables those who work with them to understand what makes a particular child tick. With insights into a range of teaching methods, learning styles and the unique spirituality of children, this book suggests how adults can truly learn from children as they learn from us.
There are tips for ministers and educators on how this precious teaching and nurturing resource can be sustained and used to work with children in a more effective manner. Through this increasing knowledge and understanding, adults can come closer to understanding children understanding God.
Reviews for Faith in Children
“This book takes the faith of children seriously, making vital current research accessible to those who minister alongside them.”
Judith Sadler, previously Team Leader, Children and Youth, Newcastle Diocese
National Children & Youth Adviser for the Church of England