We expect those who provide a service to have expertise in that area and to be equipped to meet that specific need. The same applies to teachers: kids expect you to speak from experience when you teach — to “walk your talk,” as we say.
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Ahhhh … it’s Lent! What am I going to do with my middle school kids? That was me last week, and once again, God provided a lesson that reached my kids and I wanted to share it with you.
Want to help the families in your congregation build faith at home this Easter? Check out these six simple ideas.
This may come as a surprise to you, but Jonah wasn’t really swallowed by a whale. I’ve also discovered some other fishy “facts” that need to be reeled in. Read on to see if any of these tall tales sound familiar.
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.
GenOn Ministries is seeking 10-15 churches to pilot LIFT (their new intergenerational relationship-building curriculum) for four weeks.
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.