Faith Development in Educational Ministry with Children

Eugene C. Kreider

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1995

Issue: Children (Vol. 15, No 1, Winter, 1995)

Faith development occurs through specific issues in concrete life settings. These issues provide still a third way to approach faith development. This essay centers on this third approach as we turn now to four issues in the lives of children that afford opportunities for their journeys in faith to develop: children’s play and work, questions for adults, educational ventures in classroom and enculturation learning, and aspects of congregational worship. In discussing these issues, we move from a whole-child perspective to a relational basis for teaching and learning, to the two main arenas for education in the congregation, and to the particular setting of congregational worship.

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