Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey

Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey

Analyzes the spiritual formation of young children and calls for renewed attention to scripture and the involvement of families in the process.

Author: Catherine Stonehouse

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801058073

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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By learning about the process of spiritual formation, parents and those leading children's ministries will be enabled to facilitate the spiritual growth of children in their care.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey

Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey

Two children's spirituality experts draw on over a decade of field research to show how adults can effectively work with children to nurture their faith.

Author: Catherine Stonehouse

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801032363

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Two children's spirituality experts draw on over a decade of field research to show how adults can effectively work with children to nurture their faith.
Categories: Religion

Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today s Children

Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today s Children

in Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective, edited by J. p. greenman and g. ... Stonehouse, C. Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey: Nurturing a Life of Faith. grand rapids, Mi: Baker academic, 1998.

Author: La Verne Tolbert

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625641229

Category: Religion

Page: 364

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Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today's Children: A Holistic Approach answers questions about the most effective ways to help children, pre-teens, and teens develop spiritually. This collection of research gleaned from presentations during the Fourth Triennial Children's Spirituality Conference at Concordia University in 2012 is divided into four major sections: (1) theological and historical foundations, (2) engaging parents and congregations, (3) engaging methodologies, and (4) exploring children at risk, child pornography, social justice, intercultural diversity, and abstinence education. Researchers acknowledge that the home is the foundation for Christian nurture. In Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today's Children, both scholars and ministry leaders come together with parents to promote a holistic environment where children are encouraged to love, respect, and obey God. From birth to high school, children's voices resonate throughout these studies as they are invited to share their reflections and experiences. Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today's Children is a lively, easy-to-read collection that reflects a broad range of faith traditions and is ideal for all those who are committed to the spiritual development of children.
Categories: Religion

Children s Perceptions of the Role of Biblical Narratives in Their Spiritual Formation

Children   s Perceptions of the Role of Biblical Narratives in Their Spiritual Formation

In Spiritual Education, Cultural, Religious and Social Differences: New Perspective for the 21st Century, edited by J. Erricker, C. Otta, and C. Erricker, 22–33. ... Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey: Nurturing a Life of Faith.

Author: Annie George

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783682379

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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In the Bible, storytelling is an important means to pass on the revelation of God. God repeatedly commanded the people of Israel to tell his mighty acts to the next generation. Invariably churches follow this mandate and use biblical narratives as a means to transmit God’s self-revelation to enable transformation. The author, Dr Annie George, listens to the voices of children in order to understand their perceptions of how storytelling of biblical narratives help them in their spiritual formation. Dr George’s research highlights the importance of evaluating the impact of biblical narratives from a child’s perspective as well as emphasising the need to give the same priority to the spiritual transformation of children as with other areas of study and ministry.
Categories: Religion

Relational Children s Ministry

Relational Children s Ministry

Catherine Stonehouse, Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey: Nurturing a Life of Faith (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1998), 213. 2. Shared with permission. 3. Dallas Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential ...

Author: Dan Lovaglia

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310522683

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Children’s ministry has the power to change the lives of kids and families. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear that the work a person does with kids is really making a lasting difference. Ask children’s ministry leaders and kid-influencers if they are making the impact on children’s lives as they had hoped and most likely the responses will be mixed. And for good reason. Research over the past decade has revealed an alarming lack of long-term growth in the faith community as children progress through student ministries into adulthood. Clearly, something needs to change. Relational Children’s Ministry seeks to reverse this trend by equipping children’s ministry leaders with practical tools to disrupt the status quo approach to discipleship with children and realign their ministries for greater long-term impact. Ministry leaders will: Learn how to relate intentionally to kids and families by putting five discipleship invitations modeled by Jesus into practice Explore practical approaches to realign their children’s ministry for a new trajectory by hitting three “reset buttons” to ensure long-term discipleship is embedded Encounter examples of disruptive disciple-makers in action and learn key principles that can be translated into their own ministry context Children’s ministry leaders will receive practical training to refocus their children’s ministry along with time-tested tools to personally recommit to lifelong discipleship. Kid-influencers can become a disciple-making community that redirects the current trajectory for this and future generations.
Categories: Religion

Understanding Children s Spirituality

Understanding Children s Spirituality

... Real Faith: Practices for Nurturing Children's Spiritual Lives (2004); Will Our Children Have Faith? (2000) by John Westerhoff; Cathy Stonehouse's Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey (1998); Godly Play: An Imaginative Approach ...

Author: Kevin E. Lawson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621893684

Category: Religion

Page: 454

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How important is childhood in the spiritual formation of a person? How do children experience God in the context of their lives as they grow? What does God do in the lives of children to draw them to himself and help them grow into a vital relationship with him? How can adults who care about children better support their spiritual growth and direct it toward relationship with God through Jesus Christ? These are critical questions that church leaders face as they consider how best to nurture the faith of the children God brings into our lives. In this book, over two dozen Christian scholars and ministry leaders explore important issues about the spiritual life of children and ways parents, church leaders, and others who care about children can promote their spiritual formation.
Categories: Religion

Parenting by Developmental Design

Parenting by Developmental Design

A little older child often has more words to describe experiences of God. ... Catherine Stonehouse, the author of Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey, shared a story about her work with a third-grade boy that illustrates this well ...

Author: Vivian L. Houk

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606087961

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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In this book, Vivian Houk acknowledges that parenting is really hard work. There is no getting around that. It just is! While many books have been written about all major areas of development, she brings light to what may be the least understood and most confusing area of parenting today: the spiritual lives of their children. Parenting by Developmental Design was written for interested and engaged parents who need affirmation and want to know more about the pathway of spiritual formation for their children. For those who don't know how to begin, it offers hope and encouragement. "God has given us some amazing and powerful tools," writes Houk, "which are useful and effective in providing direction for those of us who suffer from the fear of failure or incompetence. We have the gift of imagination; the use of symbol, ritual, and celebration; and the tools for calming fears and healing wounds. And above all, the gift of the Holy Spirit. You are not alone or incapable." Anyone who values the stories of both the adult and child who walk with God will find this book enjoyable, engaging, and challenging.
Categories: Religion

Children s Ministry That Fits

Children s Ministry That Fits

Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Approaches to Nurturing Children's Spirituality David M. Csinos. Smith, tim. The Danger of Raising Nice ... Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey: Nurturing a Life of Faith. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998. ———.

Author: David M. Csinos

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610971218

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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Children know God. They encounter God in diverse ways as they walk along the spiritual journey. Amidst this diversity, four distinct avenues for connecting with God emerge in the lives of children: word, emotion, symbol, and action. These are the four spiritual styles, broad approaches to spirituality and faith through which children experience God and make sense of their lives in the world around them. Children's Ministry that Fits blends insightful research, relevant theory, and practical ministry into a guidebook for discovering and understanding children's spiritual styles. Drawing from theology, personal experience, and the spiritual lives of children, David M. Csinos offers practical wisdom that will help pastors, parents, and teachers to move beyond one-size-fits-all approaches to children's ministry and begin nurturing the spiritual lives of children in welcoming and inclusive environments.
Categories: Religion

Nurturing Children s Spirituality

Nurturing Children s Spirituality

another important book on children's spiritual development within a Christian context is Catherine stonehouse's Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey: Nurturing a Life of Faith (1998). stonehouse develops the theme of children's ...

Author: Holly Allen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498276924

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Children's spiritual development is currently a hot topic in Christian circles, as well as in other fields and disciplines such as educational psychology, medicine, developmental psychology, education, and sociology. The key question for Christian scholars and educators is "How do Christian beliefs and practices uniquely interrelate with children's spirituality?" In 2003 and again in 2006, a national conference entitled "Children's Spirituality Conference: Christian Perspectives" examined children's spirituality from a distinctly Christian standpoint. This book is a collection of the best materials from the 2006 conference. The first half of the book addresses definitional, historical, and theological concerns related to spiritual development in children. The second half explores best practices for fostering spiritual growth among our children--in our homes, families, churches, Christian schools, and among special populations of children--from a wide spectrum of Christian scholars and practitioners. The volume closes with John Westerhoff's moving keynote address and Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May's eloquent, culminating plenary address. Nurturing Children's Spirituality provides a rich cross section of the current research and writing by Christian scholars on children's spirituality. Contributors: Holly Catterton Allen, Michael J. Anthony, Stacy Berg, Chris J. Boyatzis, MaLesa Breeding, Marilyn Brownlee, Linda V. Callahan, Jane Carr, Mara Lief Crabtree, Karen Crozier, James Riley Estep Jr., Jeffrey E. Feinberg, Stephanie Goins, Judy Harris Helm, Dana Kennamer Hood, Sungwon Kim, Kevin Lawson, Scottie May, Marcia McQuitty, Heidi Schultz Oschwald, Donald Ratcliff, Pam Scranton, Timothy A. Sisemore, Catherine Stonehouse, La Verne Tolbert, T. Wyatt Watkins, John H. Westerhoff III
Categories: Religion