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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

Children's Ministry SeaPres Cafe Recap

Seattle Presbytery

Children's Ministry Spotlight

Saturday, June 8

Click here for SeaPres Cafe Children's Ministry Notes .

Facilitator: Jennifer Patterson, Director of Ministries to Children & Families (MIPC)

  • Why Children's Ministry Matters (Jen Paterson)
  • Children as Disciples/Spirituality of Children (Heather Ingersoll)
  • Children as Worshipers (Jeny Carlson)
  • Children as Family Members/Sticky Faith/How we help families get on board with the faith formation of kids! (Dani Forbess)
  • LET'S GET REAL: What works and what doesn't work (Jen Paterson) - Curriculum, Challenges, Community Support
  • Passing On The Reformed Faith  (Cordelia Scheuermann)

Presenter Bio’s

Jennifer Paterson, MDiv, serves as Director of Ministries of Children and their Families at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

Heather Ingersoll, MA, is working on a PhD in Spirituality of Children at Seattle Pacific University and also serves as Director of Children’s Ministries at North Creek Presbyterian Church.

Jeny Carlson, MDiv student at Seattle University, and member of Mt Baker Park Presbyterian Church.

Rev. Dani Forbess, MDiv, serves with children and families at University Presbyterian Church.

Cordelia Scheuermann serves as Director of Children’s Ministries at Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church.