Aug 22, 2017
I Love My Shepherd 20 – Ministry Moment: Connecting Kids
Church as people, not a place -
1 Corinthians 12:12-14
Article about some unintended consequences of church as building-
How do children begin to understand grace?
Kids spell grace – Forgiveness and Fun
- Ephesians 4:7
envision a playground of grace
kids have the gift of zest and energy and seeing things through fresh eyes, and fun!
Erickson's Developmental Stages
Trust v. Mistrust (pregnancy-18 months) – Do we provide anything for infants?
Autonomy v. Shame (Ages 18 months–3 yrs) - Where can we give more patience and independence?
Initiative v. Guilt (Ages 3-5) – Where can we include them?
Industry v. Inferiority (Ages 5-12) – What gifts do they have to share?
Ego identity v. Role Confusion (Ages 12-18) – Have I asked their opinion? +
How can we encourage questions?
Simple ideas to connect with kids:
make room for them and rooms for them
things hung from kid friendly levels
things to touch and feel
room and time for questions
get down on their level
treats, food, food, treats ;)
Little people sets, books, worship bags
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