The most significant learning people do (young or old) is through experience.
Then comes imagining (stories) and finally we learn through hearing new ideas and concepts. Hence Jesus first called people to “follow” him – experience his “way” of life, then he taught them through stories (parables).
Children’s Ministry in The Hunter Presbytery challenges us to focus on children’s experience of church, especially in its forms of worship and liturgy.
Messy Church and Godly Play are two ways that the church’s worship can be structured to maximise learning opportunities for children as they experience church.