Faith in the Nexus: How do adults nurture children’s spirituality in church toddler groups? This webinar looks at how the adults within church toddler groups intentionally or unintentionally nurture young children’s spirituality. We will share the research findings from our study of church toddler groups. Our analysis has revealed that children’s spirituality was nourished, often unintentionally, within the toddler group through the environment, relationships, and space for imaginative play. However, conversations with adults highlighted a lack of awareness of opportunities to nurture children’s spirituality. We argue that a lack of understanding of the nature of young children’s spirituality needs to be addressed to enhance opportunities for moments of spirituality within the toddler group sessions.
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