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Top Tips :On Working With Mixed Ages

Practical Pointers for Leading Small Groups with a Wide Age Range

by Maggie Barfield & Terry Clutterham


Stapled booklet
Price: £3.50
Publisher:Scripture Union (SU)
If you mention mixed age groups and/or worship to most of those involved with any type of childrenís ministry you will most likely be met with a slight frown, sigh or groan because truthfully it can be one of the hardest things to do. However if you are a member of a smaller church then itís also entirely likely you are going to have to do mixed age sessions to start with at the very least, and that is where this Top Tips booklet will really come into itís own. It provides practical help, talks you through the design and plan of a mixed group session and even gives a suggestion for how best to set up a room to be used by a mixed age group. Best of all itís short and concise and really easy to read, it wonít add to the feeling of being overwhelmed that can frequently come when faced with starting and doing mixed age groups, but will instead help you focus on how, why and what you can do so that you and the children end up having a great experience.
Another invaluable little booklet from the Top Tips series.

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Reviewer: Melanie Carroll   (24/01/12)
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