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Congregations have long been places that nurture the care of souls. Long ago, the early church created strategies and tactics to care for widows and children. Nowadays, care in congregations...

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“Foresight is 20/20” is not a typographical error. Rather, it relates to a theme that Dr. Terri Elton and I wrote about in our recent book, <a...

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This classic introduces a Montessori-style curriculum for children that today is used in congregations across the US and Canada. Known under a variety of names including Godly Play, Good Shepherd,...

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“How do we explain our faith to children in ways that are simple enough for children to understand but, (also) help them develop a deep faith that is able to stand up to the questions that they...

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Jerome Berryman is an Episcopal priest who is a leader in the Godly Play movement in the United States. Godly Play is an adaptation of Montessori methods of education to religious education of...

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It is time for a new model of how the church equips children through faith formation. Ivy Beckwith presents an organic and comprehensive model for doing that. In this short book, she argues that...

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The statistics are startling: Of the 73 million children in the US in 2005, more than 28 million - 39% - lived in poverty and its constellation of social, spiritual and emotional ills. While the...

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“I prefer to cut children’s spiritual garments a little large, for them to grow into….” With this quote from Dorothy Coddington, Christine Kenny-Sheputis begins a journey through the church year,...

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In today’s fast-paced, consumer society, raising children who are generous, thoughtful, creative and joyful is neither simple nor easy. Parent Trek offers wisdom and practical guidance for parents...

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“Does your church have a focused goal or vision for preschool and grade-school ministry?” With this question, children’s ministry specialist, Janice Haywood, launches a conversation on the range of...

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This blog is for congregational leaders desiring resources for special needs inclusion, such as conferences, articles, ideas and best practices. Particularly useful to congregational leaders are...

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Statistics suggest that a learning difference or disability impacts one in four families. According to Episcopal priest, Susan Richardson, society’s current person-centered, relational approach to...

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