Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of faith formation resources for Parenting. Here you'll find:
If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.
Accompanied by this downloadable activity kit for families.
Doing Good Together offers families Tools to Raise Ethical, Engaged Citizens, including Service Projects, Videos, Reflection Tools, and Book Lists for Young Change Makers and Their Families.
Connect with families of young children through Splash! monthly newsletters which help caregivers incorporate faith formation in the events of everyday lives.
"Making the Most of Mealtime Prayers" by Jason Brian Santos
By Leah Dail
Includes a list of additional online resources for developing your own small group or support network.
Parity helps congregations and faith organizations, clergy, seminarians, denominations and seminaries become more LGBTQ+ sensitive and celebratory.
Find liturgical elements, full liturgies, tips for diversity inclusion, family and loved ones support, and more.
Parenting: The 6 Needs of Every Child: Small Group Book Study with Videos on Empowering Parents and Kids through the Science of Connection
Congregations can engage via:
along with numerous fantastic book lists for raising compassionate, socially engaged kids.
|Raising Luminaries' Books for Littles|
A curated list of children's books that address racism, education, identity and numerous other contemporary concerns with humor, gorgeous illustrations and wonderful story-telling.
What to Expect When You're Expecting a Middle Schooler from Tiger McLuen and Youth Ministry Consulting
The transition from elementary to middle school is one of the biggest changes your child will navigate. In this season, just about everything will change for them- the way their brain processes information, the way they relate to others, the structure of their day, not to mention the ways their bodies change. While it can be awkward and disorienting for you and your child, it is also an incredible time of growth and discovery.
Anti-Dopamine Parenting — Really great ARTICLE on NPR (listen or read) on how to help kids with some of the same addictions we grownups struggle with (screens and sweets!). In solidarity with my kids (who don’t have cell phones) I’ve removed all social media apps from my phone. I’ll report back on that one after awhile! I love how insanely practical the article is. Be sure to read to the end for the tips.
April 19, 2023
By Boyle Counseling & Consultation Clinical Staff in Sandy, Utah
What determines whether children will carry on the faith of their parents? Past research established that parents play the critical role. In this episode noted sociologist Christian Smith shares new research examining how parents shape their children’s faith and the critical factor of talking about religion in the context of day-to-day life. Listen to podcast, read interview, or watch now on YouTube.
by Lisa Witherspoon, Director of Children’s Ministries, First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC
Molly Wright: How Every Child Can Thrive by Five - OR How Peekaboo Can Change the World / TED
Joe Davis and Agape - Dave Scherer - write letters To My Beloved Children