Books I have read: Core Skills for Children's Work

Friday, December 28, 2007

This is a fantastic resource for training those who work with children in our churches. The material covers six key areas:

  1. Child development
  2. Leadership skills
  3. Programme planning
  4. Children and community
  5. Pastoral awareness
  6. Spirituality and the Bible

The sessions are well written, with plenty of options to pick 'n' mix different activities to suit the group you are working with. The themes are easy to adapt and I have enjoyed using bits of this resource as I have helped to train those in our local area who work with children and young people.
The material has been written by the Consultative Group on Ministry among Children which represents a wide group of denominations and organisations - for example the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Churches of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the Methodist Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Salvation Army and the United Reformed Church to name a few. For £12.99 this is a fantastic resource that I would love to see used in many churches across the country.


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