Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of faith formation resources for Connecting with Families. Here you'll find tips and tools for connecting with families:
Click on the link, above, or let your cursor linger over the title tab (Children & Families) for a drop-down menu; click on the option you are looking for.
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.
The Christian Reformed Church offers Family Faith Formation Toolkits - an enormous list of resources for encouraging faith formation at home.
A kit designed to inspire compassion and courage, and family connection!
Find a sample here.
The ELCA's Growing Younger page includes stories, resources, and tools to assist you and your congregation in connecting with new people so that our world may experience the difference God’s grace and love in Christ makes for all people and creation; including:
Download The 6 Core Commitments of Churches Growing Younger pdf here.
Register for the ELCA Growing Younger Train the Trainer Event here.
Pastoring in the Digital Parish (from the United Methodist Church) offers coaches and teachers who guide listeners in building an online presence for ministries, engaging individuals in community, and ushering communities into digital discipleship.
The MN Conference UCC and The Ministry Lab, along with Danger Boat Productions and Doing Good Together share Family Faith Toolkits.
Each installment includes downloadable materials for families to share at home and supplemental materials to support leaders expanding the theme in Sunday School or faith formation times.
Toolkits are produced seasonally. Peruse what's available and watch for the next iteration!
The Splash! Pack: 3 Year Set is an easy, affordable way to connect with families of young children in your congregation. These monthly newsletters support caregivers of infants ages 1-12 months; toddlers ages 13-24 months; and toddlers ages 25-36 months (respectively) by helping them incorporate faith formation into the events of daily life.
Traci Smith at Yale Divinity School talking about Empowering Parents to Practice Faith at Home.
Cathy’s Music is music where faith and fun meet. Your children will sing about the promises of God and the stories of God’s people and have fun at the same time.
Kid-friendly Christian songs that make a director’s job easy!
Video exploring, Where Are the Kids?