Item description for The Way of the Child, Leaders Guide and Sessions: Helping Children Experience God (Companions in Christ) by Wynn McGregor...
Overview Part of the Companions in Christ series, The Way of the Child Leader's Guide & Sessions gives you everything you need to direct sessions that help children ages six to 11 experience God. This guide includes: Five chapters on the innate spiritual nature of children, theory of faith formation and the leader's role 39 sessions to use with children throughout the year Daily exercises for leader preparation Getting started guide and reflection station supply lists Plans for a preparatory meeting with parents and other leaders Clear instructions for making journal pages and instructional signs for reflection stations or for downloading them online The Way of the Child helps children develop an intimate, personal relationship with God, but it's more than just a church school or Sunday school class. "This fresh material is unmatched by any other publisher," writes one reviewer. "Children experience spiritual disciplines and activities normally reserved for adults. These children begin to realize how big God is inside them and the world. They are accelerated down their path with Christ." Each Way of the Child leader needs a copy of this book.
Publishers Description The Way of the Child focuses on the spiritual formation of children. This new resource in the growing Companions in Christ family helps children learn and experience spiritual practices that will lead them into a deeper awareness of God's presence in their lives. The Leader's Guide includes 5 chapters on the spiritual nature of children and faith as well as 39 sessions for use with groups of children. The Way of the Child product line also includes a Resource Booklet of reproducible art for the reflection stations, Family Booklet for use in homes, a music CD, and an Interpretive DVD. Designed for children ages 6-11, there are enough sessions to use from September through May in Sunday school for weekday or week-night settings or can be used in short-term programs such as VBS, day camp, and other gatherings of children throughout the year.
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Studio: Upper Room
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 7.34" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1.72 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Upper Room
Edition Teacher's Guide
Series Companions In Christ
ISBN 0835898245 ISBN13 9780835898249
Availability 0 units.
More About Wynn McGregor
Wynn McGregor is a certified Christian educator in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Educated at Winthrop University (BA) and The Presbyterian School of Christian Education (MA), Wynn's vocational history includes Director of Enlistment for The Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Director of Continuing Education for Scarritt Graduate School of Christian Education & Sacred Music, Director of Christian Education for United Methodist & Presbyterian congregations, UMC district Christian educator and a presbytery Resource Center director.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Way of the Child, Leaders Guide and Sessions: Helping Children Experience God (Companions in Christ)?
Respect for the Spirituality of the Child Feb 27, 2008
This resouce is an amazing tool for enabling and encouraging the child's spiritual formation, allowing them experiences to grow in their sense and understanding of who God is and who they are in relationship to God and God's world. I am using this resource with 1st - 5th graders in our mid-week program. The church I serve as Director of Christian Education has a great respect for deep spiritual/faith formation of everyone and this is the perfect tool. The children are better able to focus on what they are experiencing in the moment and leave with a sense of internal peacefulness they did not have with the program we were using previously. The pace is slow and reflective. The most wiggly children actually spend the most time in the quietest, most reflective stations! The children are excited to come each week and invite their friends. I hear groans of disappointment when it is time to prepare to leave. The Way of the Child is helping to develop a lifelong understanding and practice of deep quiet time with God for the purpose of just being with God and listening for what God might have to say to you. Thank you Wynn McGregor and Upper Rooms for your tremendous insight and understanding of the Spiritual potential of the child and doing something about it! Thank you for the accompanying Family Guide that helps parents understand their child's spiritual potential, as well. I want more!!