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The purpose of this research project is to examine the role of parents in the spiritual development of children. A keen interest in and concern for this subject has grown out of the author's experience as Director of Christian Education for a congregation of four hundred members . Observation of the manner in Which many parents approach the spiritual training of their children, or fail to approach it in many cases, has caused the author to ask many questions .

Who is responsible for the spiritual training and devel­opment of children? Are the parents responsible? Is the local church, perhaps , the responsible party? What reasons could there be for ministering specifically to children? How are we to go about such a task?

The first examination to be made will be that of key Bible passages which speak specifically to the spiritual training and development of children. The passages will be considered in order of their appearance in the Bible.

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