Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of faith formation resources for Youth. Here you'll find:
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
Provides curricula for all ages in a variety of progressive modes and topics.
T.B.D.: Think. Believe. Do. helps teens explore what they believe and why they believe it, enabling them to build a robust theological toolkit. Each topic stands alone and comes with four sessions' worth of material, making it easy to use on a retreat, at camp, or on weekday evenings during the summer. The facilitator guides help leaders create space for youth to build faith, learn, and grow together.
offers affordable online courses for:
Short introductory teaching videos - appropriate for 7th grade - adult - enrich the Salt & Light curriculum series and can be used for teacher prep and to introduce each weekly session. The videos are free and available online.
Find Springtide's curated playlist on Navigating Uncertainty here.
Springtide's Josh Packard chats with Orange's Crystal Chiang and Brett Talley about Youth Ministry and Gen Z. Find free resources galore on their OrangeStudents website and listen to the video as they share research-based insights and ideas about youth ministry moving forward.
See our Great Idea for one way to incorporate documentaries/speakers into congregational life and outreach.
Invite kids to make videos for all sorts of different projects and share them securely with one another via Flipgrid: used by public educators for the same purpose. Lots of fun ideas for utilization on the website.
OnBeing's new Poetry Films forum could be great as contemplative prayer prompts, worship elements or small group discussion starters.
Use the movies and conversations to spark your own deep discussions.
Indoors or out: share some Community Art While We're Apart!! Check out these great ideas for engaging worship.
Journey to Adulthood is an online, downloadable youth ministry / spiritual formation program for 6th-12th grades. Fully revised and updated, it is centered on inclusive, relational ministry and uses Bible study, prayer, rites of passage, outreach ministries and both serious and playful activities. Creative, developmentally appropriate lessons are arranged within three categories of Self, Society, and Spirituality. There are three two-year segments included in the program:
The Rite-13 program assists young people as they begin to take the first steps of independence from their families into their own lives and creates a safe haven in which to explore new ideas, new interests, and new abilities.(Grades 6-7 or 7-8)
J2A helps teens create and understand the importance of Christian community as they develop critical thinking and other skills they will need in adulthood.(Grades 8-9 or 9-10)
This mentor-based program helps older teens discern and carry out a ministry within their church or in the larger community. A final rite of passage sends them out into the world as ambassadors of Christ.(Grades 10-11 or 11-12)
If you have any questions about this new program, please contact the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Faith Questions is a PC(USA) youth curriculum that explores questions asked by real youth about important faith topics. Each unit offers connections to media resources and fun, enriching activities and comes in both print and Coffeehouse (i.e. online-friendly) versions. Sessions include: