Diddy Disciples 1: September to December

Worship And Storytelling Resources For Babies, Toddlers And Young Children.

Author: Sharon Moughtin-Mumby

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281074364

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Diddy Disciples is a creative and playful new worship and Bible storytelling resource for babies, toddlers and young children. Diddy Disciples aims to encourage participation, discipleship and leadership from children’s earliest years, using storytelling, singing, colour, repetition, art and lots and lots of movement! Peer-learning is actively encouraged with many opportunities for young children to learn from each other. Groups are invited to build their own Diddy Disciples sessions, choosing from different options. Leaders can use the material to create a service to follow the pattern of their church’s Sunday worship, a simple midweek baby and toddler singing session, or anything in between! Book 1 includes: Over 20 weeks’ worth of fully worked-out sessions organized into 4-6 week units from September to December All the information you need to set up and run Diddy Disciples in your group Plenty of opportunities to tailor the material to your own context, resources and tradition All sorts of creative ‘starter ideas’ for using everyday art and play resources to sparkchildren’s imaginations and engagement as they respond to the biblical stories. The Units are: Jesus’ wonderful love: six weeks introducing some of Jesus’ most famous parables God the maker: six weeks on creation and caring for it, including a Harvest celebration In November we remember: four weeks including All Saints and Remembrance Sunday Getting ready for baby Jesus: five weeks journeying through Advent to Christmas
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Diddy Disciples 2: January to August

Worship And Storytelling Resources For Babies, Toddlers And Young Children

Author: Sharon Moughtin-Mumby

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281077894

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 547

Diddy Disciples is a creative and playful new worship and Bible storytelling resource for those who work with babies, toddlers and young children. This inspiring book aims to encourage participation, discipleship and leadership from children’s earliest years, using storytelling, singing, colour, repetition, art and lots and lots of movement! Leaders can use the material to create a service that follows the pattern of their church’s Sunday worship, a simple mid-week baby and toddler singing session or anything in between! Book 2 includes: 36 weeks’ worth of fully worked-out sessions for key festivals and seasons of the church year plenty of opportunities to tailor the material to your own context all sorts of creative ‘starter ideas’ for using everyday art and play resources to spark children’s imaginations The units are: Jesus, Light of the World! (Epiphany) John the Baptist (the weeks before Lent) The Journey to the Cross (Lent) Jesus Is Alive! Alleluia! (Easter) Let Your Kingdom Come (Green Time) God’s Best Friend, Moses (Green Time) ‘This is a book for those who take children seriously. A wonderful, practical resource for those who want to nurture children to be disciples in their own right: to pray, to engage with Scripture, to contribute to worship, to play their part as children of God. A must-read for those who work and volunteer with very young children.’ The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury ‘An exceptional and inspiring resource.’ Dr Rebecca Nye, Godly play expert and researcher in children’s spirituality ‘Sharon Moughtin-Mumby brings the wisdom of a professional biblical scholar to the task of communicating the essence of the Bible to very young children . . . Very user-friendly material from which adults can learn too.’ The Revd John Barton, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford
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Starting Rite

Spiritual nurture for babies and their parents

Author: Jenny Paddison

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 0715147269

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 6180

When Anglican priest Jenny Paddison became a mother, there were numerous activities for new parents and their babies on offer: baby yoga, baby massage, baby swimming - but nothing from the church. In response, she created this five session programme that connects with the immense sense of wonder and joy that new parents experience and provides spiritual nurture from the outset, recognising the innate capacity for spirituality with which we are born. Starting Rite is designed specifically for babies up to a year old and their parents. It provides a complete practical companion to offering the programme locally, including story scripts, simple songs, ideas for multi-sensory play, as well as lists of equipment needed and how to create a welcoming atmosphere. It explores Christian themes though activities like peek-a-boo, blowing bubbles and splashing in water. Starting Rite enables local churches to offer a welcome to all new parents, and can also be used as a baptism preparation course.
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Building Faith Brick by Brick

A Creative Way to Explore the Bible with Children

Author: Emily Slichter Given

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1606741934

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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• Can be used in all settings and gatherings • Engages children with multiple learning styles using a familiar medium— LEGO® bricks Building Faith Brick by Brick offers a culturally relevant, hands-on way to explore faith stories with a broad range of ages. It grew out of one congregation’s realization that there was a large group of first-grade boys who needed to engage in a new way of interacting with the biblical story. Knowing how much Lego® bricks continue to be popular with children, the author dug deep into the well of creativity and an enormous bin of little plastic building bricks to meld together a new way of teaching the stories of God. This book offers the methodology as well as 30 Old Testament and 24 New Testament stories with lesson plans. For Christian educators, Christian schools, vacation Bible schools, parents, grandparents, godparents—anyone who desires to engage in sharing faith and biblical stories in any setting.
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Ready to Share One Bread

Preparing Children for Holy Communion

Author: Nick Harding

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281070547

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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A 'one-stop shop' for churches considering the admission of children to Holy Communion The Church of England has allowed the admission of baptised children to Holy Communion before confirmation since 1997 but currently only about 20% of parishes currently do so. There is therefore much scope for many more churches to explore the issue and this book contains all a church would need to do so, including resources for exploring the issue with a whole congregation, case studies from real-life churches, a preparation course, an admission liturgy and advice on including and involving children in Eucharistic worship. The book also includes theological reflection on children and the Eucharist from Michael Perham and considers the impact of receiving Holy Communion on children's discipleship.
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The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers

Author: Mission City Press

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310722721

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8211

Ten bible stories with simple text and bright art for toddlers and young children.
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Creative Ideas for Wild Church

Taking all-age worship and learning outdoors

Author: Juno Hollyhock ,Mary Jackson

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 184825881X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3723

This innovative and imaginative resource offers learning and worship activities and whole service outlines to help churches engage with the outside world and increase connectedness with the communities where they are placed, whether rural or urban. Current trends encourage us to reconnect with nature – schools are building outdoor classrooms, 11,000 organizations belong to the Wild Network which encourages children to get outside, while Forest Church, the Eco-congregation and the rewilding spirituality movements reflect this trend in the church. Definitely not just for energetic outdoorsy types, it creatively blends the Christian year with the natural seasons – such as an all-age Advent outdoor adventure, creating an outdoor Easter garden, kite flying at Ascension, building life-size David and Goliath, going on a prayer pilgrimage, autumn leaves and tree ribbons for remembrance, and much more.
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Developing Healthy Churches

Returning to the Heart of Mission and Ministry

Author: Robert Warren

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 071514281X

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 8170

Developing Healthy Churches is an utterly practical and realistic guide for any leader seeking to revitalize and grow their church. The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Healthy Churches' Handbook, this new volume will help you implement tried and tested approaches for healthy church growth in your parish. Realistic and encouraging, disarmingly honest and grounded in the reality of parish life, it will help you build up your church in several key areas: nurturing spirituality re-thinking pastoral care refreshing the home group engaging in mission expressing Christian values Whether your church is large or small, well-resourced or struggling, here is an essential resource for revitalizing your life and mission. A study guide is also included, making this ideal as a parish development course.
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Dot to Tot

Author: Matt Taylor,Sue Merrifield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782594888

Category:

Page: 84

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An exciting new resource for Parent and Toddler groups. There are 39 weeks’ worth of story time plans, which explore a biblical story and truth in an appropriately short and fun format. Accompanying each weekly story is a photocopy-able handout for the adults attending the group meetings. These help parents raise their heads up from the tasks of parenting for a moment, think themselves about that day’s story and how it might apply to them personally. Dot to Tot is ultimately designed to connect both children and adults to God and His Word and Church, and to help connect toddler and parent through what they learn together.
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Formational Children's Ministry (ēmersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith)

Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, and Relationship

Author: Ivy Beckwith

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144120735X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9463

Much ministry to children looks more like mere entertainment than authentic spiritual formation. But what if children's ministries were rooted in a mind set whereby we taught children, with our words and actions, how the story of God, the story of church history, the story of the local community, and the story of the child intersect and speak to one another? What if children's ministry was less about downloading information into kids' heads and more about leading them into these powerful, compelling stories? Beckwith aims to help ministers and parents create a ministry that captures children's imaginations not just to keep them occupied, but to live as citizens of the kingdom of God. In addition to providing theological reasons for formational children's ministry, the book offers examples of how Ivy and other practitioners are implementing a formational model.
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Children's Spirituality

What It Is and Why It Matters

Author: Rebecca Nye

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 9780715140277

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 4799

An introduction to the increasingly popular topic of children's spirituality, showing how choices made in churches and homes can stimulate or stifle a child's spiritual development. Suitable for anyone who works with children.
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Playing with Icons

The Spirituality of Recalled Childhood

Author: John Pridmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692839850

Category:

Page: N.A

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Playing with Icons: The Spirituality of Recalled Childhood, is a study of memoirs of childhood in order to learn something about the spiritual lives of children. A basic premise of this study is that from our birth-and indeed from before our birth-we are spiritual beings, however elusive that idea proves to be. Most of the children we shall meet had some experience of formal religion. For some that experience is suffocating, threatening to stifle their spiritual growth, or simply inadequate, failing sufficiently to express all that most moves them. For others religion promotes their spirituality, above all lending them a language with which to utter what lies beyond words. With the help of the children we meet on the pages of this book, it is hoped we will better serve the children of today.
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The Play-Along Bible

Imagining God's Story Through Motion and Play

Author: Bob Hartman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781496408648

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9078

Looking for a way to integrate the Bible into your child’s playtime? The Play-Along Bible inspires children’s imaginations while growing their understanding of and love for God’s Word. Through simple hand motions, facial expressions, verbal exclamations, and funny noises, kids can participate and respond to God’s amazing story. Whether it’s acting out the dawn of creation by making a funny fish face or belting out a giant roar while pretending to be a ferocious beast in Daniel’s lions’ den, kids will encounter hundreds of fun ways to actively engage with the Bible. Using this fresh and easy, multisensory approach, you’ll be surprised how well your child will recall and absorb the Scriptures. Adding to the experience are delightful full-color illustrations from British artist Susie Poole.
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The Story of King Jesus

Author: Ben Irwin

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781412811

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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People of God pass their faith to the next generation by telling the story of how God rescues his children. This richly illustrated book continues to tell that story—from the creation of the world to Jesus’s victory over death. Designed for children ages 4 to 8, The Story of King Jesus is the gospel told in a single story—a story meant to be read from start to finish in one sitting. The Story of King Jesus will captivate your child’s imagination, nurture their spiritual curiosity, and draw them into the full Bible story as they embark on a lifetime of following Jesus the King.
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Messy Parables

25 Tried-And-tested Retellings

Author: Martyn Payne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857465504

Category:

Page: 144

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Coming up with craft and activity ideas to explore a Bible story is one thing; but when it comes to sharing that story in the gathered celebration, many Messy Church leaders struggle to find the right language and approach. The parables that Jesus told intrigued, inspired and engaged the crowds in his day, combining everyday imagery with surprising twists that prompted all ages to wonder and discover the treasures of the kingdom of heaven for themselves. This resource aims to recapture that storytelling style for Messy congregations today.
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Leadersmithing

Revealing the Trade Secrets of Leadership

Author: Eve Poole

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472941217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 2632

Shortlisted for the Business Book Awards 2018 'Leadership' is in danger of becoming a tired phrase in the world of management - it may sound cerebral and important, but more often comes across as static and trite. Which might explain why so many 'leaders' feel like imposters; they may have a vision or masterplan, but the reality is daily messiness, acute uncertainty and fragile loyalty from team members. Often, they have been parachuted in to transform a complex situation, or promoted in unexpected circumstances. Are there more effective ways in which people can learn the art of being a great leader? Being an effective leader is about the daily grind, and it is a far from glamorous existence, but it can be hugely rewarding if leaders are realistic about the choices they face. In many trades and professions, mastery of the subject can take a lifetime; leadership is no different. An apprenticeship approach can breathe life into the development of leaders, day in, day out. Using insights gained by Ashridge Business School about how leaders really learn, Leadersmithing guides readers through the process of becoming more precisely job-ready and more effectively resourced for the challenges they face. The result is a more confident leader, more perceptive as to their vocation and mandate, and able to maintain the most effective position at the very top of their game.
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Outdoor Church

20 Sessions to Take Church Outside the Building for Children and Families

Author: Sally Welch

Publisher: Barnabas for Children

ISBN: 9780857464163

Category:

Page: 256

View: 2762

Helping churches to reconnect and value their environment.A creative worship and activity resource for churches to use outside the church building, Outdoor Church functions in any green space and is suitable for churches in urban, suburban and rural contexts. Four sessions for each season Four stand-alone service outlines, one for each season Material based on Bible stories and parables All-age activities and seasonal prayers Indoor alternatives for rainy days
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English As We Speak It in Ireland

Author: P. W. Joyce

Publisher: Bronson Press

ISBN: 1443791644

Category: Humor

Page: 368

View: 1717

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... (6) Columns for Discount on Purchases and Discount on Notes on the same side of the Cash Book; (c) Columns for Discount on Sales and Cash Sales on the debit side of the Cash Book; (d) Departmental columns in the Sales Book and in the Purchase Book. Controlling Accounts.--The addition of special columns in books of original entry makes possible the keeping of Controlling Accounts. The most common examples of such accounts are Accounts Receivable account and Accounts Payable account. These summary accounts, respectively, displace individual customers' and creditors' accounts in the Ledger. The customers' accounts are then segregated in another book called the Sales Ledger or Customers' Ledger, while the creditors' accounts are kept in the Purchase or Creditors' Ledger. The original Ledger, now much reduced in size, is called the General Ledger. The Trial Balance now refers to the accounts in the General Ledger. It is evident that the task of taking a Trial Balance is greatly simplified because so many fewer accounts are involved. A Schedule of Accounts Receivable is then prepared, consisting of the balances found in the Sales Ledger, and its total must agree with the balance of the Accounts Receivable account shown in the Trial Balance. A similar Schedule of Accounts Payable, made up of all the balances in the Purchase Ledger, is prepared, and it must agree with the balance of the Accounts Payable account of the General Ledger." The Balance Sheet.--In the more elementary part of the text, the student learned how to prepare a Statement of Assets and Liabilities for the purpose of disclosing the net capital of an enterprise. In the present chapter he was shown how to prepare a similar statement, the Balance Sheet. For all practical...
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Sexual and Marital Metaphors in Hosea, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel

Author: Sharon Moughtin-Mumby

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191528838

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Sharon Moughtin-Mumby considers the often unrecognised impact of different approaches to metaphor on readings of the prophtic sexual and marital metaphorical language. She outlines a practical and consciously simplified approach to metaphor, placing strong emphasis on the influence of literary context on metaphorical meaning. Drawing on this approach, she read Hosea 4-14, Jeremiah 2:1-4:4, Isaiah, Ezekiel 16 and 23, and Hosea 1-3 with fresh eyes. Her lucid new readings reveal the way in which scholarship has repeatedly stifled the prophetic metaphorical language by reading it within the 'default contexts' of 'the marriage metaphor' and 'cultic prostitution', which for so many years have been simply assumed. Readers are encouraged instead to read these diverse metaphors and similes within their distinctive literary contexts in which they have the potential to rise vividly to life, provoking the question: how are we to respond to these disquieting, powerful texts in the midst of the Hebrew Bible?
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The Whoosh Bible

50 Interactive Bible Stories for Children's Groups

Author: Gill Robins

Publisher: Barnabas for Children

ISBN: 9780857463807

Category:

Page: 176

View: 6757

An excitingly different approach to sharing Bible stories with childrenWhat is a Whoosh?It's a drama strategy developed by the Royal Shakespeare Company's education unit and popularised in schools, involving every child in physical interaction with the story.Why Whoosh?It enables children to retain details of the narrative more effectively and to discuss the meaning of a story with greater understanding and insight. And it's lots of fun!What's in this book?50 Bible stories for use with 7 - 11 year olds, follow-up activities, discussion starters and prayers, and tips for leaders on how to use the whooshing technique.How do I use this book?It can be used with minimal preparation to provide a full Bible story teaching programme or to supplement an existing one, and is suitable for a range of contexts: Sunday school, midweek group, family service, holiday club, Messy Church celebration, or primary school.
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