It’s time to look at how to use basic storytelling techniques effectively to help your kids enter and live into God’s big story as it’s presented in Dwell.
Ready for some good news? You’re not alone—there’s a whole group of wannabe teachers in your room who are ready to share the teaching load. That would be your kids! It may not make mathematical sense, but here’s a good equation to remember: 2 teach is 2 learn 2 times!
On the day you hope your children will stay in worship will they tune out and wait it out or could they meaningfully engage and participate? Create a kids' version of your adult worship experience and watch your kids' appreciation for worship thrive!
If you’re engaged in ministry with children, here are five great ways to start the coming year off well.
With the increased movement of people around the world, it’s becoming more and more likely that students in academic classrooms or church groups will have lived in more than one country during their lifetimes. Like any student, TCKs are individuals with unique characteristics and learning styles, but there are a few general characteristics to keep in mind.
While it’s important for kids to understand the arc of Scripture, it’s not always easy to communicate it to them! Faith Formation Ministries developed this short gospel summary for kids as a resource for use in Sunday or Wednesday night children’s ministry, in VBS, in preparation for communion classes, and in other settings.
Read about one church's experience incorporating Lego™ into children's Bible storytime!
Looking for a Sunday morning learning experience which engages all ages? Check out LIFT (Living in Faith Together), a new intergenerational Sunday school curriculum from GenOn Ministries.
In the midst of trauma and grief, how do we point children to the comfort of God’s love and care for them?
It’s almost summertime, and Vacation Bible School is just around the corner! But before you get lost in all the details, here are three ways to strengthen your ministry with children this summer.
Without regular maintenance you might wear out. Teaching is hard work. You need to balance your effort and energy with adequate time for rest. God says, “Catch your breath! Take a break. Come apart and be with me a while.”
If you are looking for guidance in choosing curriculum, the Children’s Ministry Toolkit has a section completely devoted to choosing a curriculum. Included in that section are curriculum reviews to help you in the discernment process.
We are excited to introduce to you the newest member of our Faith Formation Ministries team: Mimi Larson. Mimi serves as the CRC's Children's Ministry Catalyzer. We asked Mimi some questions to get to know her better.
Check out the CRC’s growing list of children’s ministry resources on the topics of faith formation, Sunday school, worship, communion, family ministry, and more.
While each child’s developmental path is unique, there are common patterns in how children’s understanding of the Lord’s Supper typically unfolds. This two-page resource summarizes those patterns from preschool through the teenage years.
Mimi Larson is the new Children’s Ministry Catalyzer with Faith Formation Ministries! Contact her if you have children's ministry questions or challenges, e.g., faith formation and child-specific spiritual development, children’s ministry program development and curriculum selection, and more.
Ministry with children is a big job. It’s an important job. The Children’s Ministry toolkit was designed to provide you with the support you need to do the work you do.