Changing Lives

Author: Mark Griffiths
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 0857218263
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Changing Lives covers everything you need to know about working with children and families - the why to, the how to, the when to, and the where to. Mark Griffiths looks at the history, theology, and practice of ministry with children and families. He shares his wisdom from many years' experience of leading hundreds of groups, assemblies, and youth services. Packed full of sample resources, Mark teaches how to communicate with today's children both in church and in school and the community. This shrewd and often funny book covers everything from the vision for ministry with children and families, to matters such as record keeping, home visits, timetables, child protection legislation and templates for lessons. It's the must-have, can-do guide for children's workers!

Re Thinking Children S Work In Churches

Author: Sally Nash
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503894
Size: 63.73 MB
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Drawing on current scholarship and research by authors with experience of a range of International contexts who are experts in their field, this accessible guide focuses on approaches that encourage spiritual, physical, mental and emotional development in children. By outlining a range of lenses through which readers can reflect on their ministry with children and their families. this book offers inspiration to help them improve their practice. Up-to-date research and thinking provides a fresh and flexible understanding of work with children and families. It also prepares readers to develop and support a team that can take responsibility for the key areas needed in an effective children's ministry. With each chapter featuring practice examples, relevant theory, theological reflections, opportunities for contemplation and suggestions for further reading, Re-Thinking Children's Work in Churches is an accessible and indispensable guide for those wishing to focus on the holistic development of the child.

The Ultimate Survival Guide For Children S Ministry Workers

Author: Ivy Beckwith
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441223673
Size: 41.34 MB
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Too often, children's ministry volunteers say yes to helping out and then are confused about what to do. How do I use curriculum? What if the kids get rowdy? How do I build relationships? This valuable, easy-to-use resource will give every children's volunteer a solid foundation as they begin working in ministry. From basic ideas for getting started, practical tips on classroom management techniques, to help with understanding different age levels, everything a volunteer needs is outlined in these pages. There are also ideas for working with children with special needs, understanding the current tech-savvy generation, keeping kids safe at church, the role of a volunteer in the child's spiritual development, and ideas for self-evaluation. Every church will want a copy of this terrific guide to ensure their children's ministry volunteers get off to the right start, have a successful year, and finish their term of service with passion and enthusiasm.

Staffing Your Children S Ministry

Author: Vernie Schorr
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606084925
Size: 43.54 MB
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Written by Vernie Schorr and revised by Wes Haystead, this practical book for children's ministry leaders tells you how to accomplish your staffing goals without losing your focus on children. Topics include o The value of children o Programming to meet needs o Recruiting workers o Training volunteers before assigning a task o Providing in-service training o Evaluating, encouraging, and supporting your volunteer staff This updated version includes critical issues that children's ministry leaders must not ignore: screening volunteers, preventing child abuse and maintaining a secure environment for the children. Includes Reproducible Teacher training Sessions

Coaching Life Changing Small Group Leaders

Author: Bill Donahue
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031031688X
Size: 57.86 MB
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Small groups transform churches—and lives. Small group leaders often feel the weight of shepherding their members. But who shepherds the shepherd? And what are the best ways to provide that support and guidance? These are the questions answered in Coaching Life-Changing Small Group Leaders. When you’re called to coach a small group leader in your church, your mind may be filled with questions: Am I godly enough? What do I have to offer? How do I begin? Although the challenge seems immense, this handbook breaks down the work into reassuring and achievable steps. Originally self-published by Willow Creek Community Church, this expanded and improved edition offers field-tested and biblically supported advice on such topics as modeling a surrendered life to those you shepherd gaining the tools and wisdom you need for coaching helping leaders grow spiritually nurturing the spiritual development and support of leaders. For those who want to coach with excellence and truly help small group leaders thrive, this go-to guide offers practical answers and inspiring examples. You’ll find both challenge and promise in these pages as you learn to carry forth your God-given calling with confidence. “We ask small group leaders to come alongside their group members, but often no one comes alongside them. This is a great tool from two people who have done exactly that for a long time. Small group leaders everywhere will benefit from this kind of coaching.”

The Switching Hour

Author: Evon O. Flesberg
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 142672490X
Size: 59.18 MB
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The Switching Hour is that time both hoped for and dreaded, when children go from one world to another as they shuttle between divorced parents. Written from the child's point of view, this book will help parents simplify family life as children transition between parents. Filled with facts and practical advice, The Switching Hour stresses that, even with the best intentions and parenting skills, children and parents must come to terms with living divided lives. "Besides parents experiencing a divorce, The Switching Hour should be read by every teacher, child care worker, minister and children's worker. Perhaps every lawmaker, judge, lawyer, social worker, and welfare staff should also be required to read it." --Linda Ranson Jacobs, DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) Executive Director "Profound, passionate, courageous, deeply insightful . . . Dr. Flesberg has heeded Elijah’s call 'to turn the hearts of parents to their children.' (Malachi 4:6 and Luke 1:17). To read and use this book is to be confident that our children in our homes, churches and synagogues will be loved, protected, listened to, and cared for during their parents divorce and all the years following. Clergy often witness role reversal in divorce where the children cease to be the children and become the caretakers of their parents. Dr. Flesberg provides a concrete book which helps any parent and child to keep close through and following divorce. There is real healing on these pages. This book is a warm coat in a chilling wind. Professor Flesberg’s book fulfills an urgent need in our homes and faith communities. There is healing, God’s healing, in these pages. Help has come. --April Ulring Larson is Bishop of the LaCrosse, Wisconsin Area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America "In this book, Dr. Flesberg makes the point that children in divorce have feelings. They are more than just chess pieces to be moved around to satisfy the needs or demands of the parents. The painful and poignant stories in this book, told from the perspective of a child, should help parents, attorneys, judges, mediators, and counselors understand how to consider children more in their plans. She makes it clear the traumatic toll on children is all too real. Dr. Flesberg gives many good suggestions and thought-provoking ideas to help parents and children post-divorce." --Marietta Shipley,The Mediation Group of Tennessee, LLC, Nashville "Some 20 million children in the U.S. are shuttled between divorced parents. At each change, at each 'switch' of location, children confront burdens and fears visible only to themselves. In this generous book, Dr. Flesberg reveals those burdens and fears to the parents, grandparents, teachers, and counselors who wish to help. The Switching Hour is an essential book for families, teachers, and caretakers." --Volney P. Gay, Ph. D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville "Through quotations, letters, postcards, and vivid scenarios and vignettes, Evon Flesberg captures the hardship that children of divorce experience by living in two homes. She also gives specific suggestions for helping children cope with 'the switching hour' and other challenges in their lives."-- -William Bernet, M.D., co-author of Children of Divorce: A Practical Guide for Parents, Therapists, Attorneys, and Judges "Evon Flesberg, has written an important work. She illuminates our understanding by flipping the switch on a national dilemma: kids of divorce saying hello and goodbye again and again. The poignant stories of these kids present us with voices most often never heard, and give us insights to their fears, pain, frustrations, and challenges. Begging the question . . . What can we do? Evon presents clear guidelines of both words that can be spoken and actions to take that will make all the difference in the lives and future of these children. Her recommendations will serve as a guide to true caring, compassion, and understanding . --Teresa Flint-Borden, author, Women Married to Men in Ministry: Breaking the Sound Barrier Together From the Circuit Rider review: "The Switching Hour is that somewhat anguished period of time, that period of difficult and often uncomfortable 'hello’s' and 'goodbye’s' as a child moves between the home of one divorced parent to the home of another. The Switching Hour is a resource that is needed and long overdue."

A Faith For All Seasons

Author: Steven Molin
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788023764
Size: 15.36 MB
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Change is often disruptive and uncomfortable ? yet nothing is more inevitable in life than that we will constantly have to adapt to new changing circumstances, both large and small. This eight-session small group study explores how our relationship with Jesus can guide us and comfort us when radical changes rock our lives. Loosely based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, each session examines different points of life transition and includes thought-provoking stories and personal anecdotes, prayers, scripture study, discussion questions, and other small-group activities, all designed to foster a deeper understanding of how our Christian faith can help us endure, survive, and even thrive amidst the swirling waters of change, because we are in the loving arms of a God who never changes

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