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Faith Formation: Sunday School

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Welcome

Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of faith formation resources for Sunday school & Storytime. Here you'll find:

  • Curricula suitable for sharing online or in person
  • Story Time Lists & Tips
  • Activity Suggestions & Resources
  • Additional Curricula Lists from judicatories, denominations and others

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.

Minnesota’s Department of Health’s COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Youth and Student Programs 

Curricula

Mini Revolutions Curriculum Monthly Subscription

Mini Revolutions

Download a sample.

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Spill the Beans

  • Narrative Lectionary
  • worship and learning
  • resources for all ages

Living the Word (2021-2022)     Adults    Everyone     Kids     Leaders     Youth

All Together: God’s Story for You & Me

All Together Story Bible

  • source of the story for Elementary classes using MennoMedia's Shine! Curriculum
Shine at Home Shine at Home - a simpler version of the same curriculum for family use
Bake With the Bible: a Children's Curriculum (Church license)
  • bread-based and dinner church curricula
  • for individuals, households, or congregations
  • variety of age-groups
  • Find their full line-up here.

The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters Box Set     The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters: Old Testament     The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters: New Testament     The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters

Godly Play

The Godly Play® method is:

  • created by theologian, author and educator, Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman
  • a curriculum of spiritual practice
  • explores the mystery of God’s presence in our lives
  • teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives
Living the Questions Provides curricula for all ages in a variety of progressive modes and topics.
     
ProgressiveChristianity.org's  A Joyful Path (ages 6 - 10):
  • behavior-over-belief curriculum
  • connects children with their own inner wisdom
  • works well in-person or online
It teaches:
  • interdependence
  • self awareness
  • respect for nature
  • stillness
  • forgiveness
  • prayer
  • meditation
  • integrity
  • utilizes the Bible and other wisdom stories
Choose Year 1 or Year 2 Full Year Version - Book, PDF or DVD
Manna and Mercy: A Brief History of God's Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe Manna and Mercy Board Book Bundle     A Place for You Bilingual Edition

From Augsburg Fortress:

  • a full intergenerational curriculum
  • based on Daniel Erlander's beloved book Manna and Mercy
    • a book about God and the continuity of God’s covenant of life, justice, and inclusion to all people and all of creation.

The curriculum includes:

Sparkhouse Digital:

  • customizable
  • accessible for teachers and parents
  • engaging content available for pre-K-12

Michelle Gribble's Story and Stretch:

  • online videos
  • easy to share
  • enjoyment for all ages
  • movement together
  • a fresh perspective on ancient stories and truths

Bloom! Children’s Ministry Curriculum includes

  • a Story Intro video
  • Children’s Sermon videos
  • follows the Narrative Lectionary
  • ideas for PreK-6th grade and large group
  • Christmas program

Feasting on the Word Curriculum:

  • weekly lessons
  • appropriate for children & families, youth or adults

PC(USA) Store's Growing in Grace is appropriate for ages 3-5 or 5-10.
Candlepress Candle Press's To Go Resources can be downloaded and used at home.

Activity Resources

Book - Paperback               Daddy and Me          Mommy and Me     

 

Collage of Collaborative Art Projects

30 Collaborative Art Projects That Bring Out Everyone’s Creative Side

When everyone gives a little, the results are pure magic!

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Splash! Pack: 3 Year Set Splash! monthly newsletters help caregivers incorporate faith formation in the events of everyday lives. 

 

48-page quarterly issues with activities and discussion starters; based on seasons and Bible themes; pre-K- 4th grade.

Individual and bulk subscriptions available.

 

The MN Conference UCC offers seasonally appropriate Faith Formation Toolkits in collaboration with:

 

The Sitting Still Like a Frog series includes:

 

Practicing small acts of kindness every day helps it become a habit.

 

Free downloadable activity sheets for children and adults.

 

Free Activity Pack from Flyaway Books

This activity pack includes a variety of coloring pages and activities inspired by their picture books.

Other Curricula Lists

The Association of United Church Educators shares a giant list of at-home faith formation activities and ideas.

Keep up with Disciples Home Missions on their website and fb for every-day at-home faith formation ideas.

The PC(USA) Store has a huge list of resources for on-lining church (worship and study groups) and free downloadable faith formation for all ages.

At-Home Faith Formation

Dear Parent     Everyday Family Faith     Home Grown Handbook for Christian Parenting     Shaped by God

In Our Library - Curricula

Around the Year in Children's Church: 52 Programs for Kids Ages 3-7  -     By: Lisa Flinn, Barbara Younger     Blessed to Be a Blessing

In Our Library - Sunday School Leadership

Let's Kill Sunday School (before it kills the church) - Volume 1