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Children Matter: Celebrating Their Place in the Church, Family, and Community

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Children today are no longer expected to be "seen and not heard," yet in many churches children are involved only in programs specifically designated for them. Children Matter offers a full discussion of children's spirituality and shows how the faith community can better nurture its youngest members.

Speaking from their experience with children's ministry in a range of Pr
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Paperback, 388 pages
Published August 31st 2005 by Eerdmans
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Karen
Mar 16, 2010 Karen rated it it was amazing
I have to say that I am not a kid person--I read this book for a class and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it and how much I learned. In essence, the authors, stipulate that how one works with children matters just as much as foundations, context, and content matter.
It’s important to note that all the authors agree that children must be treated with respect and regarded as having an ability to have a vibrant spiritual life of their own. Adults then, are not just imparting knowledge and spir
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Nathan Schneider
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A foundational work regarding children's ministry as it covers issues ranging from childhood development theory to leadership structure within a children's ministry context. Also includes best practices for children's ministries and ministries to children with special needs. A great primer for ministry to kids.
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A very great book for people serving in Children's Ministry
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Wonderful treatise on a philosophy of children's ministry, parenting, and general views and understanding of children in the church and families.
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Aug 13, 2011 Jill rated it it was amazing
great read for anyone involved in ministry to kids in the church.
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