Everyone desires to involve children in the life and worship of the Church, and yet we panic about how we canl engage them and enable them to express their innate spirituality. How does the sacramental life of the Church touch the lives of the young? How can the traditions of the Church come alive for those who are more attuned to television and computer games? This ideas filled book offers a range of practical resources for engaging children and young people in worship in ways that are profoundly missional and attractive. It explores how participation in the Eucharist and other sacraments can enable children to encounter the depths of the faith without trivialization. Exploring children's innate capacity for spirituality and the power of story telling, it provides a wide selection of prayers, songs, action responses, short talks and complete liturgies with visuals, videos and suggestions for music.
Simon Rundell is a parish priest with a passion for mission and creative worship. A well known worship leader at the National Youth Pilgrimage to Walsingham and Greenbelt, he is the author of Creative Ideas for Alternative Sacramental Worship. He is an Associate Missioner for Fresh Expressions and is based in Gosport, Hampshire