Equipping Childrens Ministry VolunteersWhether you are part of your churchs childrens ministry, or thinking about serving in childrens ministry, the Childrens Ministry Volunteer Handbook is for you!Too often, people view childrens ministry as a place to drop off the kids so the adults can listen to the sermon, uninterrupted. They fail to see the power and potential of childrens ministry.In Matthew 19:13-14, Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. While we may see the naivete of children as a detriment, Jesus sees it as a strengththere is beauty in the simplicity of the gospel. Investing in childrens ministry is a worthwhile and crucial part of the church.This practical handbook features insights from six authors, all experts in the field of childrens ministry, with over 100 years of combined experience. They will help guide you through the challenges and joys of childrens ministryand how it is vital to the Kingdom of God.
The Making of Modern Children's Literature in Britain - eBook
Lucy Pearsons lively and engaging book examines British childrens literature during the period widely regarded as a second golden age. Drawing extensively on archival material, Pearson investigates the practical and ideological factors that shaped ideas of good childrens literature in Britain, with particular attention to childrens book publishing. Pearson begins with a critical overview of the discourse surrounding childrens literature during the 1960s and 1970s, summarizing the main critical debates in the context of the broader social conversation that took place around children and childhood. The contributions of publishing houses, large and small, to changing ideas about childrens literature become apparent as Pearson explores the careers of two enormously influential childrens editors: Kaye Webb of Puffin Books and Aidan Chambers of Topliner Macmillan. Brilliant as an innovator of highly successful marketing strategies, Webb played a key role in defining what were, in her words, the best in childrens books, while Chambers work as an editor and critic illustrates the pioneering nature of children's publishing during this period. Pearson shows that social investment was a central factor in the formation of this golden age, and identifies its legacies in the modern publishing industry, both positive and negative.