Saturday, June 11, 2005

2) Embracing People

How Do We Enable/Equip children to “love your neighbor as yourself”?

  • practice and encourage the “one another”(s) you find in scripture
  • loving your neighbor as your self ie. what would you want …?
  • I Cor. 13 qualities of love
  • respecting others : please/thank you, gentle, look & listen - respecting people’s space
  • learning to listen and hear what someone's saying
  • posters, magazine picture collages, visuals, videos, of lots of different kinds of people, places,
  • guided discovery: exposure to culture, geography, people, different foods, clothes, music, etc.
  • games
  • free time to interact and build friendships
  • supervised group activities (structured and unstructured)
  • serving, giving, helping, sharing, graciously receiving
  • participation in intergenerational family and community life
  • building relationships in your neighborhood and school
  • building relationships with people who aren't like you
  • participating in activities outside of church with kids who may not believe what you believe, making friends and having these people to your house for a meal
  • learning when to say "no"
  • learning to respectfully disagree
  • parents sharing ideas and using each other as resources

[The ECC has projects for kids that enable them specifically to give to kids in countries that are hurting]

You'll think of more!

(c) 2005 Margie Hillenbrand

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