Here's a pattern that has proven helpful for hosting a youth retreat focused on the Heidelberg Catechism.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the midst of trauma and grief, how do we point children to the comfort of God’s love and care for them?
If you’re engaged in ministry with children, here are five great ways to start the coming year off well.
Join our NEW Dwell leaders Facebook group, a place where teachers and coordinators can connect with one another, share ideas and resources, ask questions, and suggest ideas for improvement.
It's important to stock every Dwell space with the right supplies. Here are five things I reached for the most in leading Dwell.
Advent is a great chance to connect your Dwell time with Sunday worship! One simple way to do this is to create an Advent wreath for your Dwell space.