Resources in Children

The Little Ones: Protecting the Vulnerable

Sermon delivered by The Rev. Kirby Lawrence Hill, Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, Conyers, Georgia, and former moderator, Year of the Child Planning Team.

The Little Ones: What Children Show Us (Sermon)

Sermon delivered by The Rev. Kirby Lawrence Hill, Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, Conyers, Georgia, and former moderator, Year of the Child Planning Team.

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 8: Bibliography

The resources that follow have been listed by the Educate A Child Initiative staff team members from among resources known to them. Many address larger issues in society such as racial and economic inequity that adversely affect educational outcomes. Others report on various advocacy strategies and efforts, while still others provide pastoral, theological, or logistical… Read more »

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 7: Keep in Touch

Information on how to keep up with the Educate a Child initiative. To read the entire article, download this resource. If you’d like to see the full document, download this resource, or see it as a web page here. Download the entire Educate a Child Toolkit here, or read it on our web site here.

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 5: Pentecost Offering 101

A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used… Read more »

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 4: School Board Advocacy

There is great hunger for a movement to protect and revitalize the promise of public education as our nation’s gateway to democracy and racial and economic justice. To do so, we will need to not only help individual children to succeed, but change the systems of education that routinely fail them. This type of change requires… Read more »

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 3: Direct Action for Education

A church/ministry interested in getting involved with education and child advocacy should engage in a direct action asset identification process, which entails assessing what you have and matching it with the type of work you are seeking to do. These are important questions for your congregation/ministry to ask, discuss, and consider. If you’d like to… Read more »

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 2: Congregational Assessment Tools

Many congregations participating in the Educate A Child Initiative will be those already engaged in a robust program of educational support. Other congregations have a growing sense of calling to child advocacy related to education but are not certain where to focus their efforts or which of many topics they might address. Still other congregations… Read more »

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 1: Why Education?

If you are a Presbyterian and reading this, you are someone who appreciates education. People in the Reformed tradition have always affirmed the value of education and its potential to transform lives and systems. Beginning with John Calvin and continuing with later Reformers and numerous General Assembly actions, Presbyterians have long considered public education essential… Read more »