Martyn Payne

Creative Participative Learning

Creativity is a key aspect of the way we approach enabling children to engage and learn. It is far less about clever techniques to persuade and far more to do with supporting children to grasp those aspects of Christian issues which matter to them at their stage and place. Here Martin argues for a central place for creativity in all children’s ministry.

Martyn, who has worked for many years in Christian education in schools and churches, believes that at the heart of creativity lies the Bible and the stories it contains. He talks about the power of story in the Bible and also ways in which it might helpfully be unfolded with children so that they are able to receive, learn and grow. Martyn touches on this power not only for children but for people of every age group, both those already within church and those as yet not fully involved.