Faith Formation Ministries is excited to connect with all who are passionate about children's ministry at Inspire 2019. Workshop topics include choosing curriculum, building a strong foundation for children and youth ministry, and more!
If you’re engaged in ministry with children, here are five great ways to start the coming year off well.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The themes entwined in the Lenten season — self-examination, lament, mortality — aren’t easy concepts for kids to wrap their brains around. For Lent this year, consider adding visual and tactile elements to your observation of Lent.
Nothing reaches kids like a well-told story with eyeball-grabbing art. If it’s time for a refresh of your personal or church library, check out these beautiful faith-forming books.
It doesn’t seem right when one of our churches can’t afford to fully use what is, essentially, their curriculum
I usually enjoy an opportunity to be with the kids but on this day I was near the end of my rope and they were too. Though I wish they'd been easier on me, I'm grateful for the reminder that these kids have complex lives, too.