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September Grace Online Academy: The Spirituality of Children
On September 3, 2015
As the new school year gets underway, you’re invited to learn how to help your children grow up with a healthy faith. Grace Church is pleased to present a free online program to our members through Church Next TV as part of our Online Academy: The Spirituality of Children.
If you would like to enroll in the program, please contact Janis Greenbaum in the church office. The class will be available throughout the month of September, 2015.
A description of our September program:
The spiritual lives of children are much different than those of adults, says author and teacher Catherine Maresca. She is the director of the Center for Children and Theology and says when we treat the religious journeys of our young ones in the wrong ways we can rob them of important experiences or, even worse, do great harm. This introductory course gives us a broad overview of the shape of spiritual development for 0-6 year olds and 6-12 year olds. Here’s how the class is laid out:
- The spiritual lives of 0-6 year olds and the quality of joy
- The spiritual lives of 0-6 year olds and the centrality of the essentials
- The spiritual lives of 6-12 year olds and the sense of communion
- The spiritual lives of 6-12 year olds and the moral life
This class may be particularly helpful for young parents, teachers, and religious educators who are new to the field and want a better understanding of the spiritual lives of children.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take me to complete this course? It will take an average student about 45 minutes to complete this course. You can pause at any time and come back. You can even re-take lessons. Each course features 3-6 video lectures that are from 5-7 minutes in length. Also included are downloadable Mp3s of each lecture plus Discussion Questions and a one-page synopsis of the course called The Takeaway
Also, a technical note: This platform works best on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, which are both free downloads. Internet Explorer 9 and above also works well. However different computers have different anti-virus and spam filters installed that can inhibit the downloading of lots of different materials, so if one browser is not working for you then try another.