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Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation 2009-2012 - Childern's Ministries, Download Edition

Ministries that Help Children Grow in Faith

"The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs." (The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.)


How can a church blend together a clear focus on meeting needs of children to help them grow as disciples of Jesus and an organizational model that enables that focus? This booklet concentrates on the basics of ministry that helps children grow in faith. It is the beginning point for organizing for ministry and is designed to help congregations use their own gifts to respond to God's call to care.for the children, on Sunday morning, through the week, and for special events. In this Guideline, look for this and more:

  • A biblical and theological basis for children's ministry
  • Learning the basics of children's ministry
  • Ministry by, with, and for children that keeps them safe
  • Weekday Ministry

The twenty-six Guidelines cover church leadership areas including Church Council, Pastor, and Lay Leader/Lay Member; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, and more.

The complete set of Guidelines (ISBN 9780687647224) includes a CD-ROM with searchable files of all twenty-six Guidelines as well as a workshop to introduce the Guidelines to your ministry team, oversize charts and worksheets, and more.

The Guidelines are available in convenient, economical individual print editions as well as downloadable PDF editions.

Complete List of Guidelines Titles, 2009-2012:

  • Church Council
  • Pastor
  • Pastor Parish Relations
  • Finance
  • Stewardship
  • Trustees
  • Lay Leader/ Lay Member
  • Leader Selection & Development
  • Small Group Ministries
  • Small Membership Church
  • Christian Education
  • Adult Ministries
  • Children’s Ministries
  • Family Ministries
  • Youth Ministries
  • Evangelism
  • Worship
  • Advocates for Inclusiveness
  • Church and Society
  • Church Historian
  • Communications
  • Higher Education & Campus Ministry
  • Mission
  • Men’s Ministries
  • Women’s Ministries
  • Scouting & Civic Youth-Serving Ministry

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780687467549
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780687467549
    • Publication Date: 01/01/2009
    • Format: Electronic Download
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