8 episodes

The Child in Our Midst is more than just another parenting podcast. It's for parents & ministry leaders who want to help their children feel loved and valued by God, going beyond rules & regulations and seeing their children with more kindness and empathy. Join co-hosts Lindsey & Ahyuwani on a warm and relatable journey as they explore faith through the eyes of children. Each episode features expert guests, insightful conversations, and genuine contributions from real kids. 

The Child in Our Midst Center for Faith and Children

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

The Child in Our Midst is more than just another parenting podcast. It's for parents & ministry leaders who want to help their children feel loved and valued by God, going beyond rules & regulations and seeing their children with more kindness and empathy. Join co-hosts Lindsey & Ahyuwani on a warm and relatable journey as they explore faith through the eyes of children. Each episode features expert guests, insightful conversations, and genuine contributions from real kids. 

    "I Am Loved by God" with Jared Patrick Boyd

    "I Am Loved by God" with Jared Patrick Boyd

    As we approach the end of our first season, we focus on the love of Jesus and its power to transform our lives. Jared Patrick Boyd, author of Imaginative Prayer and Finding Freedom in Constraint joins Lindsey and Ahyuwani for a conversation about how to create spaces where we can experience and pay attention to the love of Jesus together. Children share what they love about their families and belonging to God's family.
    The Child in Our Midst is a podcast of the Center for Faith and Children, where we’re reimagining church where a child’s faith flourishes. 
    It’s produced by Area Code Audio.

    • 42 min
    "I Can Wonder About the Bible" with Dr. Emily McGowin

    "I Can Wonder About the Bible" with Dr. Emily McGowin

    We all have some sense that "reading the Bible" is important and something that we *should* be doing in our homes. But what happens when we actually read the Bible? How can we handle the difficult topics contained in Scripture and what should we do with the tricky questions it raises for our kids (and for us too!)? This week, we hear what real kids have to say about the Bible, reflect on how reading the Bible with our kids might actually help us grow, and talk about the practical challenges of actually reading the Bible as a family.
    The Child in Our Midst is a podcast of the Center for Faith and Children, where we’re reimagining church where a child’s faith flourishes. 
    It’s produced by Area Code Audio.

    • 50 min
    5. "I Can Worship God" with Dr. Robbie Castleman

    5. "I Can Worship God" with Dr. Robbie Castleman

    But is worship even developmentally appropriate for kids? What can they get out of worship?
    Dr. Robbie Castleman, author of Parenting in the Pew helps us to see the worship service as a story that we can share with our children. Through her own stories, she helps us to think long-term about the investment we make when we invite children to worship. Several kids share what they think about worship.
    The Child in Our Midst is a podcast of the Center for Faith and Children, where we’re reimagining church where a child’s faith flourishes. 
    It’s produced by Area Code Audio.

    • 43 min
    4. "I Can Face Hard Things" with Dr. Holly Allen

    4. "I Can Face Hard Things" with Dr. Holly Allen

    Is faith good for kids? Can it help them face the hard things they face now and will face in the future?
    Dr. Holly Allen shares where research on resilience and spirituality intersect. We’ll discuss what a connection to Jesus and to a faith community have to do with children’s ability to bear up under the large and small challenges they will face. Children share stories of hard things & what has helped them overcome. 
    The Child in Our Midst is a podcast of the Center for Faith and Children, where we’re reimagining church where a child’s faith flourishes. 
    It’s produced by Area Code Audio.

    • 41 min
    3. "I Can Know God" with Dr. Lacy Finn Borgo

    3. "I Can Know God" with Dr. Lacy Finn Borgo

    If God is engaging with the children in our lives, how can we come alongside the children we know to notice & respond to God’s voice?
    Lacy Finn Borgo works as a spiritual director with children at Haven House, a transitional living facility for families. Lacy, Lindsey, and Ahyuwani discuss the questions that help a child pay attention to the activity & invitations from Jesus in their own lives. We’ll also hear some children reflect on the good, beautiful, and true in their lives.
    The Child in Our Midst is a podcast of the Center for Faith and Children, where we’re reimagining church where a child’s faith flourishes. 
    It’s produced by Area Code Audio.

    • 47 min
    2. "I Am Growing in Faith" with Dr. Scottie May

    2. "I Am Growing in Faith" with Dr. Scottie May

    Are children growing in faith? How can we know? Are these even the right questions to ask?
    Dr. Scottie May, who literally wrote the book on thoughtful ministry with children, schools Lindsey & Ahyuwani on what it looks like for children and adults to mutually contribute to one another’s faith development. Children will help us to reflect on what genuine faith looks like.
    The Child in Our Midst is a podcast of the Center for Faith and Children, where we’re reimagining church where a child’s faith flourishes. 
    The Child in Our Midst is produced by Area Code Audio.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

maethilwen ,

Beautiful

It's encouraging and beautiful to hear both the discussions in the interviews and the children's thoughtful reflections on their own faith experiences.

Khitch621 ,

Thoughtful delivery and richness of content

This podcast has a stacked line up of leaders in the field of children’s spirituality and the importance of their faith formation. Each episode got me thinking more deeply and considering what might need to change. As a mother of two and working in ministry, I resonated with many of the questions that one of the hosts, Lindsey, would ask or the stories she would share. This is an incredible podcast for academics and practitioners. How do we see the child in our midst? Listen and you will find out!

A ransomed life ,

Many thanks from a tired parent of littles!

Just started listening to this podcast and I already feel like a better person from it! Being able to listen in on these conversations from faithful practitioners and scholars in the field of children’s spirituality and faith formation is both encouraging and challenging. Thank you Center for Faith and Children for producing quality content for parents and for all who are serving in the church and the classroom.

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