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Faith Formation: Children's Ministry

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

Children's Ministry - In Our Library

                              Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World     Children's Ministry in the Way of Jesus     Children’s Ministry That Fits          CHURCH ON PURPOSE          9781770645745: Faith Forward: A Dialogue on Children, Youth, and A New Kind of Christianity     Faith Forward : Re-Imagining Children's and Youth Ministry     Faith Forward Volume 3: Launching a Revolution through Ministry with Children, Youth, and Families  -     Edited By: David M. Csinos     Families at the Center of Faith Formation by [Eugene C. Roehlkepartain]                         Hope for the Future: Answering God’s…               Let the Children Come: Reimagining Childhood from a Christian Perspective by Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore - Paperback - 1 - 2003-08-20 - from Ergodebooks (SKU: DADAX0787956651)     Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey: Guidance for Those Who Teach and Nurture  -     By: Catherine Stonehouse, Scottie May     Love First: A Children's Ministry for the Whole Church  -     By: Colette Potts     Making A Home For Faith | Nurturing The Spiritual Life Of Your Children, Revised (Caldwell)          Nurturing Children’s Spirituality               Raising Children to Love Their Neighbors: Practical Resources for Congregations     9780787962579: Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families: Living the Faith in Daily Life          Picture of Seven Things John Wesley Expected Us to Do for Kids          Sustainable Children's Ministry          Welcoming Children: A Practical Theology of Childhood     


Laura Stephens-Reed, in the CBF Blog, underscores Why Bringing in Young Families is not a Magic [Cure] for Your Congregation, as she underscores some key do's and don'ts with regard to welcoming young adults and young families.

seedling logo.jpgNurturing Young Faith created this report after surveying numerous global, interdenominational congregations.

Read the report. Take the new survey. Participate and learn how to move into what's possible.

 Traci Smith at Yale Divinity School talking about Empowering Parents to Practice Faith at Home.

Welcome to Cathy's Music - Cathy's Music

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!

Real Kids Real Faith logoReal Kids Real Faith is reimagining how children’s spirituality looks, sounds, and acts in this moment.

Godly Play - In Our Library


See our age-specific areas for curriculum suggestions and what's In Our Library:


A Gospel for All Ages: Teaching and Preaching with the Whole Church  -     By: David M. Csinos & HyeRan Kim-Cragg     

Blogs, Articles, & Podcasts

family, children, parentsBe the church that embraces children, not just tolerates them

By Sam Rainer, Op-ed Contributor 

Judicatory Resources

AUCE-2019-horizontal-#2-no-WHY.pngFind resources from the Association of United Church Educators, UCC, including webinars, curriculum, book lists, and more.

Discipleship Ministries | Equipping World-Changing DisciplesThe UMC's Discipleship Ministries offers numerous resources for Ministry with Children.