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Faith Formation: Mentors & Leaders

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 to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to aid in the development of confident, empowered, courageous mentors and lay faith formation leaders. Here you'll find:

  • Books & Downloadable resources suitable for small group study and conversation
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles to share as direct supports of mentors and leaders
  • Websites to add breadth and depth to leaders' own resources
  • Videos and webinars to discuss and encourage

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.

Books & Downloads

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Take a fresh look at how you can partner with caregiving adults to ignite a lifelong love of Jesus in your students.

may be a place for support and networking ideas.

offers a podcast to nourish leaders.


     moral development in children     Erik Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development

Luther Crest

Bold Transformational Faith

A partnership to bring faith formation tools and resources â€‹from CAMP to your CONGREGATION

Video & Webinars

Cherish All Children Church Partnerships

Join Cherish All Children in their vision of raising healthy generations free from sexual exploitation. Predators have adjusted to the pandemic, making safety education and prevention measures more needed now than ever

Your congregation can engage via:

  • Adult/mentor Zoom learning and training

  • Virtual Tween & Teen training about healthy relationships & online safety

  • Pre-recorded conversations or trainings to play in online gatherings, such as this session with St. John’s Lutheran, Shakopee

Visit the Cherish All Children website to find out more, and contact Joy McElroy at to get started!