Youth Specialties is committed to providing quality resources, training, and encouragement for youth workers.
The Urban Youth Workers Institute partners with urban churches, developing, networking, and resourcing their leaders and mobilizing emerging leaders.
The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding helps build strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers.
Youth Leadership is a unique youth ministry training organization. Based in Minneapolis, they educate men and women for the important task of youth and family ministry.
The National Study of Youth and Religion is a research project being conducted at the University of North Carolina designed to enhance our understanding of the religious lives of American adolescents.
Vibrant Faith Ministries equips congregations, households and individuals to live a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ and share the Christian faith among all generations. Jim LaDoux from VFM has given NWC churches access to a collection of ministry tools.
Children & Family Recommended Websites/Blogs/Resources
Center for Parent & Youth Understanding - The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers. At a time when an already confusing youth culture is changing quickly, CPYU helps parents, youth workers, educators, and others understand teenagers and their culture so that they will be better equipped to help children and teens navigate the challenging world of adolescence.
The mission of CPYU is to work with churches, schools, and community organizations to build stronger relationships between young people and those charged with helping them grow into healthy adulthood.
Children’s Ministry Magazine - The magazine for those involved in Children’s Ministry. The site contains a variety of resources that will benefit you and your team.
CMT: The Outlet Mall - Children's Ministry Resources Designed to exceed your expectations. A site for gathering ideas and resources for every area of children's Ministry.
ECC Christian Formation - Children & Family Ministry Website - We value children. It is our desire to partner with you in the Christian formation of children and families. We value and support the leadership roles of both women and men in the spiritual nurturing of children in the home, church and community. As a department we offer a model of children's ministry and family ministry that seeks to integrate God's people into a community of disciples through a holistic ministry approach involving a partnership with the home, community and the gathered church. Also be sure to visit the Covenant Resource Center.
Faith Begins At Home - Marc Holmen - The home—your home, whatever it looks like—is where your faith wears shoe leather. To use a biblical term, it’s where faith becomes incarnate, literally where your faith becomes apparent “in meat.” When this happens, the home is where a faithful person becomes a fruitful person. God is on the move through a Faith@Home movement that is reestablishing the home as the primary place where faith is nurtured.
Faith Inkubators - Faith Inkubators is dedicated to the health and welfare of all God's children and the whole Christian church, its congregations, families and children. Our mission is to equip church leaders to effectively train their congregations in holistic, biblical, theologically sound faith formation systems. It is also our goal to catalyze a revolution in home-based faith education and spawn a home devotional movement across the church. We strive to make the home the primary inkubator of faith for disciples of all ages by replacing classroom models of education with parent-involved small group models.
Jelly Telly - Phil Vischer - Jelly Telly is an online ministry created by Phil Vischer with a rich assortment of characters, games, music, and videos. Whose Phil Vischer? Did you ever here of VeggieTales? Well, Phil is the genius that created VeggieTales and all of the lovable characters like Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and Junior Asparagus. He completely changed the face of Christian media with that beloved video line. Now, he is doing it again with Jelly Telly.
Jim Wideman Ministries - Jim Wideman Ministries was established in 1983 to provide practical, proven resources for Children’s Ministers. As a children’s and youth ministry pioneer Jim has a proven track record spanning over 30 years of helping churches and ministers thrive!
Kidology - Object Lessons, creative ideas, encouragement, games, puppet scripts, practical articles, helpful resources, and stories. From Kidology - ToyBox Tales
Kidzanna Ministries - Kidzana is an independent, evangelical, non-profit missions organization, focused on helping children around the world come to know Jesus for themselves.
KidzMatter - KidzMatter.com was designed to empower you in your ministry to children. We want to be one of the best websites for helpful information, cutting-edge resources, and practical training to equip you in your ministry.
Life Church - Download free church resources from LifeChurch.tv Open. Equipping churches and ministries worldwide to an entire library of creative church resources.
NextStep Resources - NextStep Resources: Helping people take the next step in their relationship with Jesus Christ through the best in Christian resources! NextStep supplies ministry resources to pastors, churches, and individuals; and publishes and distributes books of interest to the Evangelical Church. We provide resources up to a 20% discount or more every day!
Special Needs Project - Putting the right books in the right hands. A valuable resource site that offers books, seminars, workshops, and other support information regarding a wide range of special needs faced by children and families.
CMConnect - We hope to create a renewed sense of community amongst those serving in Children’s Ministry. Our Mission is to be PURE- P – Passionate U – United R – Relevant E – Eternal … all for Christ. Our hope and prayer is to encourage you to be the best Children's Minister you can become. In case no one has told you lately, what you do is so very important… be encouraged… you are making a difference. Teach children; change the world...
Children’s Ministry Magazine Blog
Sam Luce - My name is Sam Luce and I have been the children’s pastor at Redeemer Church in Utica NY for the past 12 years. I am passionate about empowering the local church to effectively reach kids for Christ.
Multi Site Kids - How-to’s on Multi-Site Children's Ministry and other resources.
Orange Leaders - A gathering of leaders who are passionate about engaging churches and families to influence the faith and character of the next generation. New blog entries, podcasts, webcasts, or video downloads, are available every week to help you keep leading yourself, and growing with your team.