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Faith Formation: Faith Formation at Home

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Welcome

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:

  • In Person
  • Online
  • Via Hybrid Ministry

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.

At Home Books & Curricula

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Doing Good Together encourages parents in

Raising Engaged Humans: A Book List for Big-Hearted Parents

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Doing Good Together invites parents to support 

The Inner Work of Childhood

How (and Why) To Become a Family of Philosophers

The post includes a pile of wisdom and two book lists:

Click the image for our growing list of recommendations to get you started.     Click the image for our favorite picture books for your youngest philosophers.

Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home               

Sign up for Traci Smith's Treasure Box Tuesday - downloadable resources to use in-person or share at home.

Picture of Bread of Life     Dear Parent     Everyday Family Faith          Home Grown Handbook for Christian Parenting     Shaped by God     Shine at Home     Tongue-Tied          Wonder Awaits!

Online

Family Time Kit

#FAMILYTIMEKIT

A kit designed to inspire compassion and courage, and family connection!

Find a sample here.

Congregations Lead Initiative

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:

6 Core Commitments                                                                            

Download The 6 Core Commitments of Churches Growing Younger pdf here.

6 Core Commitments

Register for the ELCA Growing Younger Train the Trainer Event here.

Pastoring in the Digital Parish delivers community and resources for leaders adjusting to ministry in digital space. It’s the digital ministry class you missed in seminary.

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.

Hybrid

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!

Splash! Pack: 3 Year Set

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.

Reaching Children & Families

The Pittsburgh Presbytery

Video exploring, Where Are the Kids?