The value of generations worshiping together is becoming more clear. This course will explore the place of children in congregational worship and offer practical suggestions for successfully including children in the worshiping community as well as teaching children about the elements of worship.
Learners are required to obtain this book for the course:
What’s In Worship by Delia Halverson (Kindle only)
This course is eligible for 1.5 CEU.
Number of weeks: 3
Required books: Yes
Certification or Series: No
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About the Instructor
Dena Kitchens, a lifelong Methodist, has been working with children and youth for most of her life. She has a BS in Special Education and an MA in Practical Theology. Dena has nurtured children of all ages in many settings including public school, private school, children and youth ministry, and tutoring. She has contributed as a curriculum writer for Bible Lessons for Youth through the United Methodist Publishing House and Discipleship Ministries and as a children’s curriculum writer and editor through Stuff You Can Use. Currently Dena serves as the chairperson of the children and youth ministry team at her home church, Brookhaven United Methodist Church in Brookhaven, Ga., and is on the board of Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia.
Past Learners said…
“Dena did a marvelous job of sharing information and providing feedback to the participants in
“Dena did a great job of putting together the course materials and of being available with
comments, additional information, encouragement,”
“She did an amazing job and was so considerate in all of her responses.”
“This was my second course with Dena. I thoroughly enjoyed the first one I took, so I decided to take another one of hers.”
“I definitely would take more classes with her. She is an excellent instructor. “
“I learned a variety of ways to engage the children more in worship.”