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Publication Date: 15 Jun 2017
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 256
Author: Sharon Moughtin-Mumby
ISBN-13: 9780281074358, 9780281074365

Diddy Disciples 1: September to December

Worship And Storytelling Resources For Babies, Toddlers And Young Children.
By Sharon Moughtin-Mumby
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Diddy Disciples is a creative and playful new worship and Bible storytelling resource for babies, toddlers and young children. Diddy Disciples aims to encourage participation, discipleship and leadership from children’s earliest years, using storytelling, singing, colour, repetition, art and lots and lots of movement! Peer-learning is actively encouraged with many opportunities for young children to learn from each other.

Groups are invited to build their own Diddy Disciples sessions, choosing from different options. Leaders can use the material to create a service to follow the pattern of their church’s Sunday worship, a simple midweek baby and toddler singing session, or anything in between!

Book 1 includes:

Over 20 weeks’ worth of fully worked-out sessions organized into 4-6 week units from September to December
All the information you need to set up and run Diddy Disciples in your group
Plenty of opportunities to tailor the material to your own context, resources and tradition
All sorts of creative ‘starter ideas’ for using everyday art and play resources to sparkchildren’s imaginations and engagement as they respond to the biblical stories.

The Units are:
Jesus’ wonderful love: six weeks introducing some of Jesus’ most famous parables
God the maker: six weeks on creation and caring for it, including a Harvest celebration
In November we remember: four weeks including All Saints and Remembrance Sunday
Getting ready for baby Jesus: five weeks journeying through Advent to Christmas
About the Author
The Revd Dr Sharon Moughtin-Mumby is the director of Diddy Disciples, which she started at St Peter’s Church, Walworth, London. Sharon is an Anglican priest and a biblical scholar with a passion for education.

Press Reviews

This is a book for those who take children seriously. A wonderful, practical resource for those who want to nurture children to be disciples in their own right: to pray, to engage with Scripture, to contribute to worship, to play their part as children of God. A must-read for those who work and volunteer with very young children.

- The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Diddy Disciples is an invaluable blend of Sharon Moughtin-Mumby's reflective practice and contemporary thinking about childhood spirituality. The result is an exceptional and inspiring resource for churches working with the very youngest children. A powerful case for seeing why the very young deserve the very best, and this is a well-tested method for doing that.

- Dr Rebecca Nye, Godly Play expert; researcher and consultant in children's spirituality

Diddy Disciples is brilliant: a rich resource for leaders, simple and accessible for young children, inviting them into a lifelong journey of faith. Highly commended.

- The Rt Revd Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford

We all think that biblical scholarship and Sunday School teaching belong in different worlds. Diddy Disciples shows that we are wrong. Sharon Moughtin-Mumby brings the wisdom of a professional biblical scholar to the task of communicating the essence of the Bible to very young children, unveiling the depths of biblical stories for young disciples. Very user-friendly material from which adults can learn too.

- The Revd John Barton, Emeritus Professor, Oxford University

I'm excited by Diddy Disciples! It's a celebration of Psalm 8.2 and all that babies and toddlers bring to worship. Movement, stories, actions and songs combine in carefully crafted sessions to draw groups into a new way of worshipping that will enrich everyone involved. I can't wait to start using it.

- The Revd Mary Hawes, National Children and Youth Adviser, The Church of England

Diddy Disciples is a first-rate programme of worship, prayer, and teaching materials designed particularly for babies, toddlers, and young children.

- Rona Orne

This is the most comprehensive and creative resource that I have seen for this age-group.

- Rona Orne

Sharon Moughtin-Mumby demonstrates clearly how we can share worship with babies and toddlers. She, her team, and all the children who have helped to develop Diddy Disciples deserve our gratitude.

- Rona Orne

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