Writing/Speaking

Publications

(Accepted for publication) Larson, Mimi L. “Making Meaning of God: The Faith Experiences of Preschool Children.” In untitled book for the Society of Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives.

(Accepted for publication) Morgenthaler, Shirley K., Jeffrey B. Keiser and Mimi L. Larson. “Nurturing the Infant Soul: Spiritual Formation and Very Young Children.” In untitled book for the Society of Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives.

Morgenthaler, S. K., Keiser, J. B., &  Larson, M.L. (2014).  Nurturing the Infant Soul: The Importance of Community and Memories in the Spiritual Formation of Young Children.  Christian Education Journal, 11(2), 244-258.

Morgenthaler, S.K., Keiser, J.B., & Larson, M.L. (2014).  Engaging, Expressive and Experience-Based Prayer Models with Children.  In L. Tolbert (Ed.), Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today’s Children: A Holistic Approach (pp. 3-13)Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Larson, M. L. (2011-2012). Imagine (Dwell Curriculum Year 1 and 2). Grand Rapids, MI: Faith Alive Christian Resources.

Larson, M. L. (2003).  Follow the Leader if You Dare: Early Elementary Children’s Activity Book.  Wheaton, IL: Mainstay Church Resources.

Larson, M. L., & Murray, M. J. (2002).  3-2-1 Penguins—Bible academy: Tots flight manual.  Lisle, IL: Big Idea Productions.

Larson, M. L., & Murray, M. J. (2001).  Veggie tots: Jonah—an overboard adventure.  Lisle, IL: Big Idea Productions.

Larson, M. L. (2000).  Veggie tots: Veggie town values for the family!  Lisle, IL: Big Idea Productions.

Conference Presentations

Larson, Mimi L. & Shirley K. Morgenthaler. Play and Spirituality: What’s the Connection? Finding Ways to Think about Play’s Relationship to Spirituality and the Essential Spiritual Nature of the Young Child. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Los Angeles, CA.  November 3, 2016.

Making Meaning of God: The Faith Experiences of Preschool Children. Paper presented at the Children’s Spirituality Conference: Christian Perspectives, Nashville, TN.  June 13, 2016.

Morgenthaler, Shirley K., Jeffrey B. Keiser, & Mimi L. Larson. Nurturing the Infant Soul: Spiritual Formation and Very Young Children. Paper presented at the Children’s Spirituality Conference: Christian Perspectives, Nashville, TN.  June 13, 2016.

Making Meaning of God:  How Preschoolers Make Meaning of their Faith Experiences.  Poster Session presented at the 2015 National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Orlando FL.  November 19, 2015.

Shirley K. Morgenthaler, Jeffrey B. Keiser, & Mimi L. Larson.  Implications of Nurturing the Soul of the Child: Building on the Importance of Emergent Teaching and Learning, Memories, and Community in the Cognitive and Spiritual Formation of Young Children.  Poster Session presented at the 2015 National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Orlando FL.  November 19, 2015.

Making Meaning of God: How Preschoolers Make Meaning of their Faith Experiences.  Early Childhood Conference, Concordia University, River Forest, IL.  August 7, 2015.

Shirley K. Morgenthaler, Jeffrey B. Keiser, & Mimi L. Larson. Implications of Nurturing the Soul of the Child.  Early Childhood Conference, Concordia University, River Forest, IL.  August 7, 2015.

Making Meaning of God: The Faith Experiences of Preschool Children. Mid-western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL. November 13, 2014.  Selected as one of the distinguished papers from the 2015 MWERA conference.   

Shirley K. Morgenthaler, Jeffrey B. Keiser, & Mimi L. Larson.  Nurturing the Soul of the Child: The Importance of Community, Memories, and Emergent Teaching/Learning in the Cognitive and Spiritual Formation of Young Children.  2014 National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Dallas TX.  November 7, 2014.

Jeffrey B. Keiser & Mimi L. Larson.  Faith as Incubation: Hatching Wisdom and Faith from Relationships and Spiritual Exploration.  Early Childhood Conference, Concordia University, River Forest, IL. August 8, 2014.

Jeffrey B. Keiser & Mimi L. Larson.  Incubating a Young Child’s Faith: How Faith Hatches from Relationships within the Christian Community.  Faith Forward 2014, Nashville, TN.  May 20, 2014.

Shirley K. Morgenthaler, Jeffrey B. Keiser, & Mimi L. Larson.  Nurturing the Infant Soul: The Importance of Community and Memories in the Spiritual Formation of Young Children.  2013 North American Professors of Christian Education Conference, Chicago, IL.  October 19, 2013.

The Young Child in Our Midst: Being Faith-Intentional and Spiritually Present with Infants and Toddlers.  Early Childhood Conference, Concordia University, River Forest, IL.  August 9, 2013.

Prenatal & Early Childhood Spiritual Formation (Ministry Model).  Children’s Spirituality Conference: Christian Perspectives, River Forest, IL.  June, 2009

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