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Mark DeVries, founder of Youth Ministry Architects, gives congregations struggling with youth ministry new hope and careful direction. He begins with a statement of the problem often found in youth...

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The INCM fosters connections among children’s ministry leaders at the local, regional and national level. In addition to annual conferences, INCM provides a website with links to a number of...

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Teachers and ministry leaders will find free tips, tools and articles on a variety of topics, including leadership, volunteers, and administration. Children’s Ministry magazine’s e-version can be...

Thumb formational childrens ministry

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It is time for a new model of how the church equips children through faith formation. Ivy Beckwith presents an organic and comprehensive model for doing that. In this short book, she argues that...

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Read and download free articles from the congregational resource center of the Southern Baptist Convention. With more than 200 entries to choose from, ministry leaders are likely to find...

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“Anyone with a box of colors and some paper can have a conversation with God.” In her original Praying in Color, teacher, dancer and self-proclaimed non-artist, Sybil MacBeth, introduced adults to...

Thumb childrens ministry that works

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Children’s minister and author Craig Jutila is one of nearly two dozen experienced ministry leaders who contributed to this highly practical handbook. The writers address foundational issues such...

Thumb nine things

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What’s the best way to work with a senior pastor? Why is networking important and how do you do it? When conflict arises, how can it be handled? Veteran Children’s pastor, Ryan Frank, has learned...

Thumb it worked for us

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Long-time children’s ministry practitioner and educator, Judy Comstock, weaves into one volume the wisdom and practical suggestions of dozens of experienced children’s ministry workers. Two to...

Thumb will our children have faith

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Originally published in 1976, now in its third edition, Westerhoff’s classic text remains an insightful and useful critique of Christian education. The core thesis of the book is that everything...

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Founder of the Orange Conference, Reggie Joiner was asked to write this book to capture the impact a more holistic and organic approach to children’s and youth ministry might make. Christian...

Thumb childrens ministry

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“Children’s ministry isn’t about building fun, entertaining programs for children so parents will be able to attend church without being interrupted.” Rather, veteran children’s ministers, Ivy...

Thumb energizing childrens ministry

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“Dynamic smaller churches (regardless of size) and growing churches (also regardless of size) nearly always have children’s ministry as a congregational priority.” Teacher, practitioner and parent...

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Tired of using boxed VBS programs for summer ministry with children? Why not innovate with an arts camp? This source provides detailed “how to” plans for creating an experience where art is used to...

Thumb the fabulous reinvention

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“Transformational teaching” is the way writer and artist, Aaron Reynolds, characterizes the form of presentation that captures and holds the attention of children. Here are practical tools and...

Thumb helping children grow in faith

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“How do we explain our faith to children in ways that are simple enough for children to understand but, (also) help them develop a deep faith that is able to stand up to the questions that they...

Thumb strategies for educating

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The history of African American Sunday School “dates back to the very beginning of the Sunday School movement in the United States.” Combining knowledge of that tradition with insights from modern...

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PURE Ministries (Perfectly created by a loving sovereign God; Unique in his or her own gifts, blessings, talents, desires, and contributions; Receptive and responsive to communication, touch and...

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This blog is for congregational leaders desiring resources for special needs inclusion, such as conferences, articles, ideas and best practices. Particularly useful to congregational leaders are...

Thumb including people with disabilities

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Erik Carter states that a congregational community is an ideal place to share and strengthen faith, form lasting relationships, and develop special gifts and talents. Too often, though, people with...

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