Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

10-15-2018

Publication Details

This book chapter was originally published as:

Christian, B. J. (2018). Connecting children with God through nature: Why we should and how we can. In B. Espinoza, J. R. Estep, Jr. & S. Morgenthaler (Eds.), Story, formation and culture: From theory to practice in ministry with children (pp. 272-283). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

ISBN: 9781532646850

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)| 130211 Religion Curriculum and Pedagogy

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Avondale Research Centre

Spirituality and Worship Research Centre

Reportable Items

B1

Abstract

Unrelenting rural-urban migration across the globe is resulting in the withdrawal of children from interaction with the natural world. This paper builds a case for the intentional inclusion of nature experiences in the faith education of children in a school, church or home context. It explores the role of nature in connecting children with God, and offers practical suggestions for creating spiritual moments that can enhance a child’s relationship with God as they experience the wonder of His creation.

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This chapter from Story, formation, and culture: From theory to practice in ministry with children is made accessible with permission by Wipf and Stock Publishing.

Story, formation, and culture: From theory to practice in ministry with children may be accessed from the publisher here.

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