New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Growing Everyday Disciples

Covenant Discipleship with Children

Susan Groseclose, Melanie C. Gordon, Gayle Quay • November 2016

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Growing Everyday Disciples: Covenant Discipleship With Children is a formational resource by Melanie C. Gordon, Susan Groseclose, and Gayle Quay that equips adults who serve in ministry with children ages 8-11 to guide children towards a mature faith through everyday acts of compassion, justice, worship, and devotion under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Covenant Discipleship helps connect children with Jesus Christ and one another through ongoing mutual accountability and support for living in the world as Christ followers. The resource offers leaders in ministry with children suggestions for forming covenants, exploring accountability, evaluations, and a choice of plans to organize, maintain, and evaluate Covenant Discipleship groups with children. This resource also provides a brief background on discipleship, covenants, and society meetings of the Methodist Movement, and can be used as preparation for confirmation.

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Susan Groseclose, an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, has a passion for working with children, families, and leaders to grow deeper in their faith. She is a published writer and editor for periodicals, books, and curriculum. Susan is currently serving as Pastor of Children and Worship at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, TN and is a church revitalization consultant.

Melanie C. Gordon serves as Director of Ministry with Children at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church. She is responsible to The United Methodist congregations for providing nationwide training and resourcing, while providing research and networking opportunities for leaders and teachers engaged in ministry with children. Melanie holds degrees from Clemson University and Duke University. She wrote What Every Child Should Experience: A Guide for Teachers and Leaders in United Methodist Congregations, and blogs regularly at ministrywithchildren.com on issues that impact how children grow in faith.

Rev. Gayle Quay has served as a full time ordained deacon. She has served churches in Western North Carolina and the South Carolina conferences since 1982. She holds a BA degree from Florida Southern College and a MA degree from Scarritt Graduate Center. She has served in all areas of Christian education and for the last fifteen years solely in the area of children’s ministry. Her passion is for children to grow in their faith and become disciples of Christ.

ISBN: 978-0-88177-695-9

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-88177-696-6

EPub ISBN: 978-0-88177-697-3

Imprint: Discipleship Resources

Pub Date: November 2016

Trim Size: 8.5 in (w) x 11 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 96

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Discipleship

BISAC1: REL023000

BISAC2: REL091000

BISAC3: REL012120