Formational Children's Ministry

Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, and Relationship

series: ?mersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith

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We want to raise faithful children. But are churches today helping to fulfill that mission? Or do our children's ministries look more like entertaining babysitting services than places where true spiritual formation happens?

In Formational Children's Ministry, Ivy Beckwith helps ministers and parents create ministries that capture children's imaginations, not just to keep them occupied, but to live as citizens of the kingdom of God. She asks big questions, such as

In addition to providing theological reasons for formational children's ministry, the book offers practical examples of how Beckwith and other practitioners are implementing a formational model.

If you're ready to create a place where children truly feel a part of God's story, where they don't just learn information but live it, this book is your first step.

The Author

  1. Ivy Beckwith

    Ivy Beckwith

    Ivy Beckwith (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is the author of Postmodern Children's Ministry and has served churches of all sizes. She has worked as an editor and education consultant for Group Publishing and Gospel Light Publications. She...

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