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The Most Important Space in the Church (Print Book)

The Nursery

Rita B. Hays

$ 10.00
  • 6/18/2009
  • DR568
  • 978-08817-7568-6
  • Print Book
  • 6 x 9
  • 128
  • 0.44


A strong children's ministry is the foundation for the future vitality of any church—whether it is a small family community or a robust neighborhood church.

In The Most Important Space in the Church, Rita Hays emphasizes that evangelism and spiritual formation begin in the nursery. It is in the nursery that many visitors first interact with church members and experience an outpouring of warmth and acceptance—known as radical hospitality.

By building a rich, spiritually rooted ministry with infants through two year olds and with their families, congregations establish a faith formation pattern that continues through all age levels. Hays presents both theological groundwork and practical applications for strengthening any church's ministry, beginning in the most important space—the nursery.

The Upper Room is a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual formation of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. From its beginnings as a daily devotional guide, The Upper Room has grown to include publications, programs, prayer support, and other resources to help believers of all ages and denominations move to a deeper level of faith and service.