Recommended Resources for Ministry with Children

Building Faith: blogs, printable home practices, curriculum charts
Picture Books in Ministry: Storypath, Picture Book Theology, more
Traci Smith’s Faithful Families: for sacred moments at home; blog
Illustrated Children’s Ministry: coloring posters, curriculum, more
Praying in Color: books, blog, printable templates
Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: prayer and seasonal activities
Still Waters: prayer stations and intergenerational worship
Worshiping with Children: lectionary-based ideas, topical articles
Kate Ott’s Sex+Faith: a guide for parents/curriculum
Elizabeth Caldwell’s advice on Bibles for children
Rebecca Kirkpatrick’s 100 Things Every Child Should Know Blog

Recommended Resources for Faith Formation with Adults

The Work of the People:  short videos, some bundled into curriculum
Darkwood Brew: video/DVD series with discussion guides
Animate:  three video/DVD studies with facilitator guides, journals
Reading Between the Lines/Teen Text:  lectionary study resources
ON Scripture:  short videos and commentaries on justice issues
ChurchNext:  online classes for groups and individuals
Practicing Our Faith:  free video conversations with guides, more
On Being:  podcasts and blog posts to discuss, more
Brian McLaren’s We Make the Road by Walking: 52 multiuse chapters
Yale Bible Study: free videos and study guides for 12 Biblical books
A Sermon for Every Sunday: video sermons for discussion, worship

Faith Formation
Hope4CE   fb
Faith Formation Learning Exchange
Lifelong Faith Journal
Patheos    Book Club
Spirituality & Practice
Spiritual Direction 101
The Painted Prayerbook
Abbey of the Arts
Center for Action and Contemplation
Practicing Families
Vibrant Faith at Home
Faith & Wonder   Story Divine     fb
A Sanctified Art
Karen Ware Jackson
Free Range Worship

Youth Ministry
Rethinking Youth Ministry
Yale Youth Ministry Initiative   fb
The Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton   fb
Center for Youth Ministry Training   fb
Progressive Youth Ministry blog
Fuller Youth Institute  fb     Sticky Faith     Fuller Studio
The Confirmation Project   fb

The Text This Week  fb
Working Preacher   fb
Calvin Center for Excellence in Preaching

Faith & Leadership
Congregational Consulting Group
Young Clergy Women Project   fb
Center for Progressive Renewal   fb
Lewis Center for Church Leadership   fb
Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices   fb

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship    fb

Current Events
ON Scripture – The Bible
Faith & Leadership: News & Ideas
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
Pew Research Center: Religion & Public Life
Westminster Town Hall Forum   fb
Religion News Service

Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church    fb
Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ    fb
Synod of Lakes and Prairies   fb
Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area   fb
United Theological Seminary   fb
Minnesota Council of Churches  fb
Joint Religious Legislative Coalition  fb

UMC Ministry with Children     fb
Discipleship Ministries UMC Leadership Resources
Discipleship Ministries Intergenerational Ministry
Discipleship Ministries Family Faith Formation   fb
UMC CEF  fb         Minnesota CEF   fb
Ministry Matters    Circuit Rider
Association of Presbyterian Church Educators   fb
Advocate          Theocademy         UCC Faith Formation    fb
Association of United Church Educators   fb
Ohio UCC Faith Formation Forum


Living the Questions      Faith and Reason     The Work of the People     Darkwood Brew
Cokesbury     Abingdon Press     Upper Room
The Thoughtful Christian     The PC(USA) Store     Feasting on the Word     WJKPress
Sparkhouse       Augsburg Fortress       Fortress          Faith Inkubators
Church Publishing Inc.      LeaderResources      Forward Movement      Candle Press
UCC Resources     Pilgrim Press          Chalice Press          Faith Alive
Rowman & Littlefield (Alban)     Jossey-Bass/Wiley     HarperOne       World Trust
Woodlake Books     GenOn Ministries          Convergent     Wipf and Stock
Jericho Books        Skylight Paths        Free Spirit Publishing         CitizenKid
Baker        Eerdman’s          Judson Press          MennoMedia
Paraclete Press          Orbis Books          Renovare       Zondervan         InterVarsity Press

21st Century Faith Formation          Faith Formation 2020 
Vibrant Faith    fb       Milestones Ministry     Intergenerational Faith      Tech Tools4CE
Search Institute   fb          ParentFurther   fb        Making Caring Common Project   fb
Common Sense Media   fb          Kids in the House   fb          Share Save Spend   fb
The Inclusive Church   fb        Teaching Tolerance   fb      Moonjar
Spiritual Child Network   fb        Faith in Homes       Roots      Kids Friendly     Aim Lower
Faith Formation Journeys          Godventure         DOPCANDY        Godspace
Children & Nature Network   fb          Nature Rocks   fb        Uniting Church SA       Fridge Art

Chuck Knows Church   fb     YouTube      General Board of Discipleship    GBOD fb group
Yale Center for Faith and Culture     fb          Priest Pulse

Youth Specialties   fb     Quicksheets       Youth Ministry Media   fb
Way to Live          Confirm not Conform   fb          Soul Pancake   fb
Our Whole Lives   fb          Teenwise Minnesota   fb          Religious Institute   fb

God Complex Radio   fb        Trinity Institute
SALT   fb          Antler   fb          TED  fb          TED-Ed   fb          Q   fb
Faith & Life Lectures   fb          Ask Big Questions   fb
Faith and Wisdom          Educational Consultants          Feautor

More Congregational Resources

Alban at Duke Divinity School    fb       Studying Congregations
The Missional Network   fb
NEXT Church   fb          GraceNet          The Beatitudes Society   fb          Unseminary   fb
New Small Church   fb       Center for Congregations      Congregational Resource Guide
Insights into Religion      The Parish Paper     Partners for Sacred Places   fb

More Communications

Church Marketing Sucks   fb          Social Media Church   fb          New Media Project  fb
United Methodist Communications   fb          Church Juice   fb          Seth Godin   fb
The Holy Geek

More Spirituality

Center for Courage and Renewal   fb          Gratefulness.org   fb          KindSpring   fb
Thin Places          Wisdom Ways   fb          Sacred Ground   fb          Weavings   fb
Abbey of the Arts   fb          Seeing the Word   fb      Soul Biographies   fb          Visual Theology
Center for Action and Contemplation   fb          Gravity   fb          Contemplative Outreach
Storycorps   fb          Storying Faith
The Salt Collective
The Labyrinth Society   fb
Center for Spirituality and Healing
Process & Faith
Progressive Christianity
Network of Spiritual Progressives
Journey of the Universe
The Iona Community

Common Prayer
World Prayers
The Art of Neighboring
The Forgiveness Project
The Centered Life


Art & Faith Matters          Artworks Projects
The Text This Week Art Index
Vanderbilt Divinity School Library
Opening the Bible Through Art
Arts & Faith


Enter the Bible          Preachers on Preaching
Ekklesia Project          Sermon Seeds          Weekly Seeds
The Hardest Question

News and Commentary

Religion Dispatches
Religion & Politics
New York Times:  Religion and Belief
Washington Post:  On Faith
HuffPost Religion
Day 1


Children’s Defense Fund–Minnesota
Bread for the World
JustFaith Ministries
Faith in Public Life     fb
Public Conversations Project
Eco-Justice Ministries
Earth Ministry
Interfaith Power & Light
Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
Minnesotans United for All Families
Minnesota Without Poverty
Why Poverty?
Poverty Action Lab
State of Formation
The Interfaith Observer
Exodus Conversations
The Pluralism Project
Interfaith Voices
Institute for Welcoming Resources
Mental Health Ministries
Teaching Tolerance
Fellowship of Reconciliation
FaithTrust Institute
The Bully Project
Stop Bullying
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Public Religion Research Institute
Barna Group