The Ministry Lab keeps a wide selection of current curricula available for review. Contact us for consultation.

Building Faith presents charts of curriculum information for children, youth, adults, and confirmation; guidance on curriculum selection and evaluation; and links to further resources.

Curriculum for Young People

Bretheren Press/MennoMedia:  Shine
The Center for Progressive Christianity:  A Joyful Path
First Congregational UCC River Falls:  Picture the Bible
Faith Seeker Kids:  Interfaith Made Easy
Ombrella:  Story and Stretch Guides
JL Creative
Telling God’s Story

Cokesbury:  Bible Story Basics, Deep Blue Kids Curriculum
Connecting Faith and Justice
Upper Room:  contact us for information on The Way of the Child/Companions in Christ

sparkhouse:  Frolic, Holy Moly, Connect, Whirl, Spark, re:form, Echo the Story, Colaborate, T.B.D.
Augsburg Fortress:  Splash!, Witness
Daniel Erlander Publications:  Manna and Mercy
Faith Inkubators:  Bible Song

Morehouse:  Godly Play, Rhythms of Grace, Love First, Weaving God’s Promises, Building Faith Brick by Brick, Living the Good News, Riteformation
Lesson Plans that Work
Messy Church
Episcopal Children’s Curriculum
Anglican Church of Canada:  Virtual Church SchoolCompendium of the Church Mice
Seedlings, Incorporated:  Seedlings

POINT Resource Library
WJKP:  Feasting on the Word, Young Children and Worship
Congregational Ministries Publishing:  We Believe, Growing in Grace and Gratitude
GenOn:  Faith for Life
Faith Alive Resources:  Dwell, Kid Connection, Walk With Me, We, Generation to Generation

Wood Lake Publishing:  Seasons of the Spirit Encore/Fusion, The Best of the Whole People of God Online
United Church Press:  Faith Practices
Renovare:  Life with God for Children
The Re-Think Group:  Orange
Scarborough Press:  A Place for Everyone
Beulah Enterprises:  Beulah Land

Rotation Methods

Confirmation curriculum:  Confirm not Conform, Confirm (UMC), Big God Big Questions (PCUSA), Making Disciples, Colaborate, re:form, Narratology, Confirmation Basics, contact us for more
notable Bibles:  CEB Student, The Guidebook (NRSV)

Notable Curricula for Children, Youth and Adults

The Work of the People produces video curricula to stir imagination, spark discussion and move toward discovery and transformation.

Darkwood Brew is an interactive web television program exploring Christian faith.  Guided episodes, edited for group use, are available on DVD.

Animate from Sparkhouse features prominent practitioners in three sets of seven videos with facilitator guides and sketch journals.

Dialogues On from Sparkhouse is a DVD-based small group resource that focuses on global issues like immigration.

Reading Between the Lines/BibleWorkbench and TeenText are weekly lectionary-based subscription resources for individual and group study, and sermon preparation. Participants explore the themes and motifs in biblical texts by encountering the narrative through literature, art, music, science, and current events.  See this review of Teen Text.

In collaboration with Center for Progressive Renewal, Faith Works provides theme-based small group and worship resources.

Yale Bible Study is a growing collection of video conversations and study materials for several books of the Bible, available online.

Seeing the Word is a program of guided reflection that makes it possible to pray with images from The Saint John’s Bible using visio divina.

Living Like They Believe is a free small group curriculum including films, Scripture study, and practices from Leadership Education at Duke and The Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation.

Way to Live:  Christian Practices for Teens is a book and a free downloadable Leader’s Guide.  On Our Way:  Practices for Living a Whole Life is a book accompanied by a study guide and online videos.

ChurchNext provides online classes for individuals and groups.

Parker J. Palmer’s Healing the Heart of Democracy is accompanied by a discussion guide and an extensive collection of videos, free online.

My Neighbor is Muslim and Loving Our Muslim Neighbors Youth Curriculum are small group studies from Lutheran Social Services.

Cynthia Coe has written creation care lessons for children, youth and adults:  Earth Our Garden Home, Wild Faith, and Considering Birds and Lilies.

Illustrated Children’s Ministry offers three 12-week, no prep curricula:  An Illustrated Invitation, An Illustrated Compassion and An Illustrated Earth.

Love in a Big World builds character in children.

Science for Youth Ministry provides a four-session video curriculum.

The Thoughtful Christian has an extensive selection of downloadable studies for all ages.

Theology & Film is a collection of lessons using movie clips from Union Presbyterian Seminary.

Sticky Faith Every Day Curriculum, a free download for youth ministry, offers eight weeks of noticing God more.

READY for youth and REACH for adults, free online curricula from Global Ministries, expand our understanding of God’s mission.  Global Ministries offers many resources for children and youth.

Kids to Kids from Disciples Home Missions offers Project Guides on several justice issues.

Theocademy offers video curriculum from the Synod of Mid-America (PCUSA).

In the Beginning is a free video curriculum exploring faith and science from Forward Movement.

Money Sanity U from Share Save Spend is a subscription-based virtual video library designed for organizations to help people build healthy money habits.

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