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The Me I Was Made to Be

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The Me I Was Made to Be

by Christie Penner Worden

Your kids are talking about identity. Are you part of the conversation?
 
Today’s kids and youth are talking about identity—and often very differently from the adults around them. How can we walk well with them through their questions about who they are and how they fit into the family of God? We must begin by telling a better gospel story, with an invitational posture that actually expects us to love God and love others.
 
In this engaging and disarming book that speaks to readers across the theological spectrum, author and children’s ministry expert Christie Penner Worden invites grownups along to imagine a more Jesus-centered narrative for the sake of kids who are no longer buying what the church is selling, who do not feel safe, and who have not been welcomed into the conversation that adults are having without them. The Me I Was Made to Be is the beginning of a conversation that offers a compelling story on identity rooted in a deeper understanding of the gospel—one that includes all image-bearers and extends Jesus’ welcome to all our kids.

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  1. How do you share mango?
  2. What do you love (like I love mango)?
  3. Before we get into it?
  4. We say we need Jesus, but what does ‘need’ even mean?
  5. Redefining need
  6. Sharpening your knife (to get into it)
  7. Now what? (I thought mangoes were sweet)
  8. Is there hope in the tension?
  9. What is hope?
  10. Where do you feel the tension?
  11. Can we resolve the tension?
  12. Do mangoes grow in Samaria?
  13. What are you afraid of?
  14. Is there enough mango for everyone?
  15. Today’s mangoes and today’s parents: Real talk for the church
  16. How do you get into this thing?
  17. The big, hairy pit
  18. Theological Guideposts: A recipe for a better conversation
    1. Waymarkers
    2. Fences
    3. Signs
    4. Open Spaces
  19. Every Bible story is and identity story
  20. You are invited . . .

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