For church teachers and volunteers, understanding children’s development helps teaching and programming. Each age level has unique traits, gifts, and challenges.
Teacher training – structure and tools for your volunteers – will set the stage for their care and nurture of the children and all people in your church. Together, your ministry will bear fruit for years to come.
Through its lesson plans and supplemental materials, the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum forms and supports teachers as well as children.
How to use the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum in pieces and as a whole to offer the very best Christian Formation lessons and materials available.
The entire Episcopal Children’s Curriculum is archived online. We’ll walk you through what the curriculum looks like and how to locate the pieces.
Episcopal Children’s Curriculum provides a solid foundation for kids, parents & teachers. ECC is easy to implement and adapts well to current-day use.
“Take a step back to look at the church as a whole, its strengths and weaknesses, its character or ethos, its beliefs and faith identity, among other factors.” Matching Resources to Church Identity Every year the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) gets phone calls and emails from alumni, clergy, and […]
When to teach Easter is a fundamental question for churches who see high attendance numbers on Easter Sunday but do not offer formational time on the Feast Day.
Traditionally used in early-childhood classrooms, a parachute can introduce movement and visual appeal when learning Bible stories. 8 Bible stories and their parachute movements are included.
From balloons to jelly beans, these games by Jolene Roehlkepartain will add a spark to your group, and actually help kids focus!
Taking a break for a quick game or activity can improve focus, the key is being prepared with fun, structured, movement-filled games.
All of this helps us see Baptism as an important beginning, both for Jesus, and for us.
A free webinar from the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. Claiming Epiphany: Theology, Practice, and Good Ideas.
A collection of Building Faith’s Advent posts, including activities for the congregation, the classroom, and the home, from wreaths to calendars to prayers. Advent is a season of preparation and anticipation, these posts aim to help.
Our collection of posts for All Saints’ Day includes links for activities, lessons, ideas, books, or the history/meaning behind the saints.
Engagement, that spark which leads to interaction and learning. Here are tried and true ways to plan and lead lessons that engage teenagers.
A new DVD for elementary-age students that teaches children an overall concept of Christian prayer in a fun and engaging way.
Why does Paul list fruits of the Spirit? Why not vegetables? Because fruit have visible seeds and caring for a seed makes a useful analogy to caring for our fruits of the spirit.
How do you call a group to attention. Whether children or adults; school, church, or camp – these seven teacher tips help invite a crowd to quiet.
Author Heather Annis has created a platform for youth ministry based on comics youth draw in response to scripture and their daily lives.