UMC Ministry in Children

This site contains a blog and a variety of other resources to equip those engaged in ministry with children. "As Director of Ministry with Children at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church, I am responsible for resourcing the United Methodist Church in ministries with children newborn through eleven, including worship, advocacy, weekday ministries, daycare, preschool, parents’ day out programs, education, and Safe Sanctuaries. I specialize in faith formation of children, and direct The United Methodist Conference on Ministry with Children, a national gathering for those engaged in ministry for children. I love that my ministry allows me to connect people in congregations and conferences with the resources that will support them as they share with children our Christian tradition through developmentally appropriate and enriching experiences!" -Melanie C. Gordon, Director, Ministry with Children