Item description for Perspectives On Children's Spiritual Formation (Perspectives) by Michael J. Anthony, Scottie May & Gregory C. Carlson...
Overview In childrens ministry, models, methods, and materials abound. How do you decide what direction you want your ministry to children to take? Perspectives on Childrens Spiritual Formation allows you to examine the four prominent points-of-view in the church today. You will then be able to make a more informed decision on the way in which your ministry should take. The four viewpoints: Contemplative-Reflective Model focused on prayer, reflection and storytelling is explained by Dr. Scottie May, professor of Christian Education at Wheaton College. Instructional-Analytical Model focused on bible study and memorization is explained by Gregory C. Carlson and John K. Crupper, both on staff with AWANA Pragmatic-Participatory Model focused on active learning and practical application is explained by Trisha Graves, Childrens Pastor at Mariners Church, Irvine, CA. Media-driven Engagement Model focused on high-energy instructional technology is explained by Bill Baumgart and Greg Carper, both on staff with KIDMO
Publishers Description "Perspectives on Children's Spiritual Formation "presents in counterpoint form four views of children's spiritual formation and four related methods of Christian Education. Each chapter is written by a prominent person(s) representing his or her view. Contributors also respond to the other viewpoints. Views include the contemplative-reflective model (cultivating a quiet, worshipful spirit), instructional-analytic model (involving child evangelism and Bible memorization), pragmatic participatory model (focusing on high-energy activities, often seen in mega-churches), and the media-driven active-engagement model (using a video-based curriculum with limited teacher training).
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Studio: B&H Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805441867 ISBN13 9780805441864
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More About Michael J. Anthony, Scottie May & Gregory C. Carlson
Michael J. Anthony (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School) is professor of Christian education at Talbot School of Theology. His works include the Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education, Foundations of Ministry: An Introduction to Christian Education for a New Generation, The Effective Church Board, and The Short-Term Missions Boom.
Michael J. Anthony currently resides in Irvine, in the state of California.