Terrified of teaching? Let Beckwith's helpful book come to your rescue! Featuring insights on classic questions of choosing curriculums, building trust, and maintaining order, it also provides up-to-date practical tips on how to connect with tech-savvy kids and those with special needs. Includes discussions of modern-day safety issues and the role of the volunteer. 144 pages, softcover from Gospel Light.
Too often, childrens ministry volunteers say yes to helping out and then are confused about what to do. How do I use curriculum? What if the kids get rowdy? How do I build relationships? This valuable, easy-to-use resource will give every childrens volunteer a solid foundation as they begin working in ministry. From basic ideas for getting started, practical tips on classroom management techniques, to help with understanding different age levels, everything a volunteer needs is outlined in these pages. There are also ideas for working with children with special needs, understanding the current tech-savvy generation, keeping kids safe at church, the role of a volunteer in the childs spiritual development, and ideas for self-evaluation. Every church will want a copy of this terrific guide to ensure their childrens ministry volunteers get off to the right start, have a successful year, and finish their term of service with passion and enthusiasm.
DR. IVY BECKWITH has taught children and trained childrens ministry volunteers for more than 26 years. She also worked in the Christian publishing industry as a church consultant on volunteer ministries, childrens volunteer training programs and curriculum development. Dr. Beckwith is the author of Quick Relief for Childrens Ministry Leaders and Postmodern Childrens Ministry, and has a Masters of Religious Education degree and a Ph.D. in Education.
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