Christy Olson

Christy Olson has served Christian denominations as an education director and a children and family parish minister for 30 years. Her most recently written curricula are story-centered, workshop rotation model programs for ecumenical Christian religious education. An adjunct faculty member at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and consultant to the Chisago Lakes Lutheran Church, Christy holds a degree in elementary education with a minor in elementary music and an M.A. in theology.

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How do we help young children grow in faith? The answer can be curriculum, a discussion, or an experience. Whatever conduit we use will only help children grow in spirituality if it engages the heart of the family. Growing Young Spirits is a new book that offers a way for families to think about...

By Christy Olson | May 2, 2017 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Children, Children's Faith Development, Faith, Families & Faith Development, Family

The Love Surrounds Us program explores all the Unitarian Universalist Principles in the context of the Beloved Community of family/home, school, and neighborhood.

Curriculum | By Christy Olson, Lynn Kerr | October 15, 2013 | For Children, Grades K-1 | From Love Surrounds Us
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Caring, Choice, Christianity, Inclusion, Kindness, Love, Relationships, Respect, Responsibility

The Creating Home program helps children develop a sense of home that is grounded in faith. Together with your group you will ask questions about the purpose of having a home and the functions a home serves, for us as humans and for other animals.

Curriculum | By Christy Olson, Jessica York | September 16, 2013 | For Children, Grades K-1 | From Creating Home
Tagged as: Children's Faith Development, Home, Unitarian Universalism

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