Tell Me About Faith

Author: Joel Anderson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418558567
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How do you explain faith to a little child? The Big Topics for Little Kids series uses the metaphors of a father away at war and his letters to a daughter who doesn't remember ever seeing him. With concrete examples to which children can relate, Joel Anderson breaks down this huge concept into tiny pieces that little minds can understand. Parents will appreciate this tool that will help them discuss the abstract topic of faith with their children.

Little Big Minds

Author: Marietta McCarty
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440649882
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide for parents and educators to sharing the enduring ideas of the biggest minds throughout the centuries—from Plato to Jane Addams—with the "littlest" minds. Children are no strangers to cruelty and courage, to love and to loss, and in this unique book teacher and educational consultant Marietta McCarty reveals that they are, in fact, natural philosophers. Drawing on a program she has honed in schools around the country over the last fifteen years, Little Big Minds guides parents and educators in introducing philosophy to K-8 children in order to develop their critical thinking, deepen their appreciation for others, and brace them for the philosophical quandaries that lurk in all of our lives, young or old. Arranged according to themes-including prejudice, compassion, and death-and featuring the work of philosophers from Plato and Socrates to the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr., this step-by-step guide to teaching kids how to think philosophically is full of excellent discussion questions, teaching tips, and group exercises.

Simple Science Sermons for Big and Little Kids

Author: Guy Stewart
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788012940
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Guy Stewart, a science teacher for fifteen years, combines his love for science with his love for the Lord to create children's messages that they will not soon forget. Presented in a light, bantering and informational style, each message uses simple scientific principles to illustrate matters of faith in a magnificent, infinite creation. And each lesson is faith affirming and science based.A perfect resource for pastors and church school teachers ... for Sunday morning worship, Sunday School classes, Vacation Church School, or home teaching.

Big Ideas for Little Kids

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475804466
Format: PDF
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Big Ideas for Little Kids includes everything a teacher, a parent, or a college student needs to teach philosophy to elementary school children from picture books. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education.

Sticky Faith

Author: Kara E. Powell
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310591864
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Most parents would give anything to anchor their children with a vibrant faith that “sticks” and continues to mature long-term. Yet despite this deep desire, research indicates that approximately 40-50% of high school seniors drift from their faith after graduation. In response to this problem, the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) has launched the College Transition Project, a national longitudinal study following 400 high school seniors during their first three years in college. This provocative and needed research is geared to spark a movement that empowers parents, churches, leaders, and adults of all ages to develop robust and long-term faith in kids.

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

Author: Kara E. Powell
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310338980
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Unique Family addresses one of the top current concerns about youth and the church: the reality that nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate from high school. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: research also shows that parents are one of the primary influences on their child’s faith. This book arises from the innovative, research-based, and extensively field-tested project known as “Sticky Faith,” designed to equip parents with insights and ideas for nurturing long-term faith in children and young people. Because of the Fuller Youth Institute’s six years of research with more than 500 young people, 100 churches, and 50 families, four of this guidebook’s unique qualities make it a “must have” for families eager to point their young people toward long-term faith. First, it’s grounded in sophisticated, academically verified data. While Dr. Powell is a parent of three children who authentically weaves her own experiences throughout the book, the chapter topics correlate with parenting principles proven in national research. Second, it is positive. Amid gloomy and theoretical resources, this book leaves parents empowered and hopeful that even little tweaks to their family rhythms can make a big difference. Third, it is practical. Readers get what they want most: more than 100 ideas from other parents they can try today, this week, or this month. Fourth, its “guidebook” format is accessible. For busy parents who don’t have time and inclination to read, this format is a welcome resource that they can return to time and time again for fresh ideas and inspiration.

Five Practices Intentional Faith Development

Author: Robert Schnase
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426720017
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Focus on the Five Practices: A Congregation-Wide Initiative Based on the book, Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation by Bishop Robert Schnase Imagine a congregation-wide focus on these practices that includes a five week sermon series, five weeks with every household reading daily devotions and sharing prayers on these practices, five weeks of leadership teams and small groups stimulated to take new initiatives, five weeks of conversation and commitment focused on the mission of the church. These are the practices that lead to excellence and fruitfulness, and they can change your church. Imagine! Five Practices - Intentional Faith Development is a planning workbook for use in group study. It helps lead the group to develop a plan to implement Intentional Faith Development in your congregation. FREE TEACHING GUIDE! Click here to download the free Teaching Guide for "Intentional Faith Development."

Little kids big questions

Author: Judith E. Craig
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
ISBN: 9780688119331
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offers advice on answering children's questions about friendship, love, sex, divorce, sickness, death, crime, war, disasters, prejudice, ethics, money, work, habits, and the environment