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Curriculum & VBS

Sunday School & Church School
Deep Blue Kids: One Room Sunday School (Cokesbury)
Seasons of the Spirit (Wood Lake)
Whole People of God (Wood Lake)
Rotation.org: Workshop Rotation Model
Facebook Group: First Third Ministry Association of the United Church of Canada

Kinda overwhelmed?  Here’s a helpful Curriculum Evaluation Tool (pdf – UCC)

Vacation Bible School
Cokesbury Publishing produces new VBS curriculum each year.
Illustrated Ministry has released “Compassion Camp” as an at-home, virtual VBS during the time of COVID and physical distancing.

Confirmation & Faith Study

“Making Disciples Confirmation Series” by William H. Willimon
“Jesus 24/7: A Short Course in Christian Faith for the Questing Youth” by David Bruce
“Leap in Faith: A Confirmation Resource” ed. Leslee Alfano, Noelle Bowles, Rick Garland

“Faith Formation in a Secular Age: Responding to the Church’s Obsession with Youthfulness” by Andrew Root

Faith Study
“Echo the Story” published by Sparkhouse

Children's Time & Story-Telling

Storytelling Methods & Ideas
Godly Play: an innovative method of faith formation.  Experience faith-building stories through intentional storytelling and imaginative wondering.
Worshiping With Children: Including children in the congregation’s worship, using the Revised Common Lectionary
Flame – Creative Children’s Ministry
“Children’s Spirituality (What it is and why it matters)” by Rebecca Nye.  An introduction to children’s spirituality, mixing theory with tips on best practices.

Favourite Storybooks (with link when available)
“When God Made You” by Matthew Paul Turner

Inter-Generational Programs

Mid-Week Programs
Messy Church: equips churches to minister to families for whom traditional Sunday worship is no longer a viable option
Ideas Hub: Free ideas for Sunday and midweek groups and all-age services