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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.
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?
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.
If you’re engaged in ministry with children, here are five great ways to start the coming year off well.
Use this pep rally idea and commissioning litany to send your Sunday School kids into a new year of learning about God with excitement and encouragement.