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Pastoral Care: Tweens & Teens - General

hotlines, guidelines and crisis intervention contacts; and support for pastoral care for children, tweens, teens, families, differently abled persons, elders and folks with memory concerns; including mindfulness, personal care and volunteer support


Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to help caregivers engage Tweens and Teens in counseling and conversation around a variety of topics. Here you'll find:

  • Books & Downloads
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles
  • Websites & Curricula
  • Judicatory and Other Denominational Resources

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Rev. Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.


Everyday Sabbath     Fighting Invisible Tigers 2019     Practical advice to help kids of all abilities achieve their goals and build a growth mindset          The Purpose Gap     Empower teens to take control of their digital life.     

Book Lists

Chapter Books about Bullies, Bystanders, and Being Kind

 offers several books for helping YOUTH deal with a range of emotions.


Teenage Archetype Card Deck


Quicksheet #79 Partnering with Parents for Hard Conversations

As youth groups meet less often, leaders may miss opportunities to give na immediate faith responses to critical cultural moments. Parents are valuable partners in ministry and play a vital role in processing world events; this quicksheet helps leaders support parents in this important faith work.

An eight-week study on health and well-being with the discipline of meditation and spiritual practices; easily translatable to an online meeting environment.

Includes a Student GuideLeader Guide, and free guide for leading virtually.