A further title in the popular and attractive Learn series, this is written for youth leaders, children's workers, ministers, elders, Sunday school teachers, leaders of uniformed organisations and lay volunteers. It aims to help them explore ways in which they can develop ministry with children and young people in their churches and communities.
Experienced youth and children's workers from a wide variety of contexts offer insight and practical guidelines across an wide variety of topics:
Part One: Being Church Together
focuses on children and young people and the church community, the Bible, baptism and communion, inter-generational ministry
Part Two: Leadership
Explores pastoral care, family issues, mental health problems, being an effective leader, reaching and keeping volunteers, developing leadership in children and young people
Part Three: Mission and Discipleship
looks at faith formation in children and young people, chaplaincy, Fresh Expressions of children's and youth work, children and young people in social action and in world mission.
Learn: Children and Young People has three key emphases:
the importance of thinking theologically
the importance of including children and young people in the community of faith
the importance of skilled and effective leadership
Attractively illustrated throughout and enlivened by actual stories of local projects, this is an essential volume for all involved in working with children and young people.