Touch the Water | 30 Children's Sermons on Baptism (von Wezeman, Liechty and Wezeman)
Touch the Water: 30 Children’s Sermons on Baptism contains 30 sermons on Holy Baptism for use by clergy and lay leaders in preaching to children from kindergarten to fifth grade. The sermons are also adaptable for younger children as well as middle school-aged children.
Each sermon follows a consistent format based on five basic components: passage, purpose, preparation, presentation, and prayer. Sermon topics include: Cherished by God: Abraham’s Covenant; Covered by Grace: Water’s Message; Empowered for Ministry: Jesus’ Baptism; Gifted for Life: Baptism’s Remembrance; Saved by Grace: Moses’ Deliverance; Symbolized by Water: Church’s Sacrament; United by Love: God’s Children.
The book also includes cross-references to valuable teaching tools -- hymn stories, Scripture, and theological themes -- that make this a user-friendly resource that will appeal to a multi-age audience.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Phyllis von Wezeman is president of Active Learning Associates, Inc. and director of Christian Nurture at First Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Indiana. She is the author of several books, including Creating Compassion: Activities for Understanding HIV/AIDS (United Church Press, 1994). She lives in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Anna Liechty is vice president of Active Learning Associates, Inc. She has worked as a religious education volunteer, teaching all levels, and has written a wide variety of religious education materials. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana.
Kenneth Wezeman is the business manager/editor of Active Learning Associates, Inc. He holds an M.Div from Calvin Theological Seminary and is the co-author of several books, including Mission: 52 Creative Methods for Teaching Christ's Message (1993). He lives in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Paperback: 96 pages (5.5 x 8.5 in.)