How can we shape learning experiences that will empower our children to explore the Christian Faith and make it their own? How can we show them that they are valued members of the church today? This forum will be a place for us to share the joys and challenges of Christian Education. Come and join us as we share ideas and resources, ask questions, and encourage each other in this vital ministry.
Kate Newman has been teaching arts and faith to children in the secular school system and in churches for 20 years. She grew up Anglican and stayed Anglican. Currently, with a Masters in Education, Kate teaches theatre to children and teens while taking graduate studies in theology. She is the principal developer for the Compendium of the Church Mice. She is also a mother. She enjoys walks in the woods with her and a good nap.
Recent blog posts
May 6th, 2016
Some children will arrive at church wide-eyed this Sunday having seen pictures or having escaped the fires of Fort McMurray fires. How can you show them the peace of Christ? Mr. Roger’s mother said it well. (Mothers often do.) As a boy, when he saw scary things in the news, his mum said look for the helpers.
November 20th, 2015
While she is in labor, a woman is transferring her control over the life she has held within her, and when it emerges from the birth canal, it begins its life in the world relying on its own power. A non-violent transition of power. It is possible.
September 8th, 2015
It happens around this same time every year. Several million students go back to school In North America alone, there are 10s of millions of children in elementary school. From the Sunday school basement to the university physics lab, we understand ourselves through our pursuit of learning.
September 4th, 2015
I pray for children who have now seen, through the accessible window of the internet, the sacrifice of one of their own . Children who look at this picture need to be able to talk about what they have seen. How can we start the discussion?
September 1st, 2015
There was a note left in the apple tree. The Name of God We Hear copy
Written in pencil, folded twice by 3…