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
“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
Duty of Care
Duty of Care (UCC)
Considerations for Online Programming