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.
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.
As a coach, I am invited into a church before they’ve had a chance to clean up. It is a real privilege to be there in these awkward times where we as people of God are able to wrestle with an issue and see what God has in store for us.
A big part of a healthy youth ministry takes place within intergenerational moments. Within this month's newsletter, you will find a story and resources to help us see those moments come alive.
Looking for something new for youth group or catechism class? The Big Question is getting rave reviews! This informal four-session exploration of Q&A 1 is easy to lead and offers lots of activity options to choose from.
Just because you’ve never dove to the depths of the ocean floor doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. In the same way, just because you've never done the most horrific thing you could think of doesn't mean that grace can not, and does not, cover it.
Oh merciful Father, I’m the one who rejects the Kingdom invitation. I know you have the best and most satisfying food and drink, and yet I’d rather eat baloney and mustard sandwiches. Father, forgive me.
The new Wild Wonder VBS curriculum from A Rocha focuses on creation care and spiritual formation for elementary-age children.
I don't see coming to the table more often as a threat to our historic and enduring emphasis on the centrality of Scripture. If anything, I’d suspect this may actually help the congregation more deeply comprehend and embrace the Word.
In a world where 20 second sound bytes are the norm, I find it refreshing when I receive a document which tells a short, relevant youth ministry story. Check out the March 2018 edition of the CRCNA Youth Ministry newsletter below!
What’s stopping us from inviting Jesus to open our eyes and speak to our hearts by gathering around the Lord’s Supper table more frequently?
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.
This free online resource toolkit from Faith Formation Ministries shares dozens of ideas for how intergenerational ministry helps children, teens, and adults worship, learn, serve, and grow together.
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.