1 Day Seminar presented by Dawn Rundman
Monday, October 30 | 9:30 am – 3:00 pm | $79 includes lunch
Morning Session on the Ministry of Space: This session introduces how churches can deliberately design spaces that show children they are important, loved, and welcomed. You’ll learn how ethnography can help you look at how your church building sends messages (both intentional and unintentional) about your children’s ministry. Be prepared to learn how to apply an ethnographer’s lens, examine your own church’s spaces, and receive inspiration for making changes. Dawn will provide several downloadable tools for you to use in your own church setting.
Afternoon Session on Kids in Worship: This session will help you expand how children in your congregation can participate in and even lead worship. As ministry leaders, you can empower kids to use their unique gifts in worship. From the youngest children whose presence can remind us of God’s care and our vulnerability to the 10-year-old who carries out full usher duties, this session will inspire and equip you! Dawn will describe methods of identifying strengths and gifts of kids, provide ways that you can invite kids to become involve din worship, and suggest ways to make the worship space and service more kid-friendly.
Dawn Rundman is Director of Congregational Development at Sparkhouse, founder of her congregation’s Lambs early childhood ministry, and a frequent presenter on early brain development and faith formation. Dawn holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology and lives in the Twin Cities with her husband/prom date Jonathan and their two children.
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