Older children (ages 7-11) express a need to belong to the faith community and to participate fully in its life. As they grow physically and intellectually, they want to contribute to the life of the church. Activities in this component assume that the children have at least beginning reading level capabilities. Their experiences of the practices of faith may be mostly through their participation in the life of a congregation.
The New Testament word for stranger is also translated as host and guest. Hospitality is never a one way street, but a circle or roundabout that gives and receives.
A. J. Russell
The forgotten art of experiencing God in the depths of the present moment
The Making of a Mystic
A New Framework for Christian Belief
Adrian B. Smith
Do we have to choose?
Women Exploring Call through Stories and Reflections
Liz Dowling Sendor
Caroline Craig Proctor
Marcia Mount Stoop
Reasonable Pathways through the Problems of Christian Beliefs and Ethics
How to be part of a healthy church
Seeing Christian Faith Through Community Eyes
Ian G. Wallis