IFD203 – Preaching a Children’s Sermon
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Do you find writing a 3-5 minute children’s sermon more intimidating than a 20 minute adult sermon? You’re not alone. Preparing and delivering a children’s sermon can be daunting, and countless people admit to being terrified at the thought of being asked to do so.
Fear not — instructor Elaine Short has been preaching children’s sermons for many years and can help you to be more comfortable writing and delivering a sermon to the children in your church. This course will last 2 weeks and will introduce several approaches to writing a children’s sermon. Participants will write practice sermons during the course and share them with the class for feedback.
Take this important step in becoming more comfortable preaching to children, and make a difference in the lives of children today!
This course is eligible for 0.5 CEU.
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Elaine Short lives on Long Island and was raised in the United Methodist Church. She has been teaching Sunday school since she was 14, and by age 18 she was a Certified Lay Speaker and Sunday school superintendent. She has preached several times a year since that time and has filled the role of Sunday school superintendent in several churches.
In spite of staggering personal tragedies in her life, Elaine is deeply committed to serving the Lord and believes one of her gifts from God is working with children. She is the chair of the Evangelism and Outreach committee at her church and helps teach confirmation each year.