Children's Ministry That Fits: Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Approaches to Nuturing Children's Spirituality (Paperback)

Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Approaches to Nuturing Children's Spirituality

By David M. Csinos, Joyce E. Bellous (Foreword by), Brian McLaren (Afterword by)

Wipf & Stock Publishers, 9781610971218, 173pp.

Publication Date: January 14, 2011



Children know God. They encounter God in diverse ways as they walk along the spiritual journey. Amidst this diversity, four distinct avenues for connecting with God emerge in the lives of children: word, emotion, symbol, and action. These are the four spiritual styles, broad approaches to spirituality and faith through which children experience God and make sense of their lives in the world around them.Children's Ministry that Fits blends insightful research, relevant theory, and practical ministry into a guidebook for discovering and understanding children's spiritual styles. Drawing from theology, personal experience, and the spiritual lives of children, David M. Csinos offers practical wisdom that will help pastors, parents, and teachers to move beyond one-size-fits-all approaches to children's ministry and begin nurturing the spiritual lives of children in welcoming and inclusive environments.