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“I Belong to God” with Dr. Mimi Larson


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Welcome to The Child in Our Midst! Meet the Center for Faith and Children staff and learn about why belonging is so foundational to a child’s faith development.

In this episode, Ahyuwani and Lindsey talk with the Executive Director of the CFC, Dr. Mimi Larson, about the central idea that undergirds all the work the center does–a warm and stubborn belief in God’s love for children. Together we wonder about how parents, pastors, and ministry leaders can help children experience belonging among God’s people. Children share what the experience of belonging has felt like to them.

Meet our Guest

  • Dr. Mimi Larson

    Dr. Mimi Larson is the Executive Director for the Center at Faith and Children and Assistant Professor of Educational Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Prior to joining the TEDS faculty, she served for over 25 years in practical church ministry and was Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Formation & Ministry at Wheaton College. Her research is in the area of children’s faith formation with a particular interest in how faith is formed in early childhood.

    She serves on the board for the Society of Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives, and her latest book is Bridging Theory and Practice in Children’s Spirituality: New Directions for Education, Ministry and Discipleship (edited with Robert Keeley, Zondervan, 2020). Dr. Larson regularly consults with churches regarding their ministry with children and families and has developed curriculum for children’s ministry in the local church. As a recipient of Calvin’s Institute of Christian Worship’s teacher-scholar grant as well as a worshipping communities grant, her current research focus is how ministry leaders thoughtfully engage children in worship.

It is a child’s birthright to be among the people of God.

Dr. Mimi Larson

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"I am Growing in Faith" with Dr. Scottie May

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