Resources for Children’s Ministries

“Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom: Enlighten by your Holy Spirit those who teach and those who learn, that, rejoicing in the knowledge of your truth, they may worship you and serve you from generation to generation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer: Collect for Education

Teachers of young children tell the story of our faith in ways that are appropriate to particular congregational settings, style, and leadership. For those looking for structured program guides, there are plenty of good choices available. Take a look at this chart for comparing children’s curriculum and this process for choosing curriculum that helps you make a choice that fits your church’s needs.

Stay up-to-date in teaching methods and learn from the best educators in the Episcopal Church by visiting Building Faith, the online Christian Education community hosted by Sharon Pearson of Church Publishing.

Network with your peers by joining Forma: Partnering to Inspire Christian Formation, and enjoy an energizing annual conference and the best practical ministry listserv in the Episcopal Church.

To minister with young people is a holy calling. This Essential Reading List has the “top ten” books for your ministry, whether you are a pro or just starting out.

Visit the Episcopal Resource Center or contact the Rev. Cn. Julia McCray-Goldsmith, juliam@diocal.org, 415.869.7826.