This article offers educational planners a guideline for the development of family or intergenerational learning experiences.
In many congregations, the complexity of the work of the director of children's ministry is not sufficiently clarified. In most churches, the children's minister will work primarily with adults. The number of volunteers that he or she relates to will be more than a leader in any other ministry of church experiences. As such, the children's pastor is a key person in the leadership development responsibilities of the church. This article suggest a "flow of responsibility" for the children's minister who will be involved in the development of leaders across a period of time.
This article is a guide to help children's ministry leaders gather information and feedback about the ministry. An interview process is recommended at least once a year to help children's leadership focus concerns and ideas as they are expressed by the people most directly involved in the ministry.
This article describes several different modes for learning and worship with elementary age children that are currently in use in churches in North America and, in some cases, in other countries. The context is typically Sunday morning, but not exclusively.
Ted Ward is described as one who keeps "an eye on the future" as he seeks to make a difference in the present. Over a long and distinguished career in education, missions, and international development, Ted has never shied away from asking hard questions, sharing his perspectives, or tackling an injustice. As we sat together on his balcony on the Florida coast, we talked about issues related to theological education and the church. You will note that Ted's comments range around the world, move easily between theoretical analysis and practical realities, and as always, confront controversial issues head on.