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 the 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.
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.
With a handful of items, you can make a small Advent wreath, perfect for a child's table or desk. Activity for church, Sunday school, or home.
A new DVD for elementary-age students that teaches children an overall concept of Christian prayer in a fun and engaging way.
Author Heather Annis has created a platform for youth ministry based on comics youth draw in response to scripture and their daily lives.
TeenText is a weekly, lectionary-based curriculum for grades 6-8 and 9-12.
Illustrated Children's Ministry provides artistic resources for learning and coloring throughout the church year, for congregations, classrooms and homes.
Jesse Tree readings and ornaments become the basis for Old Testament Sunday school and an Advent skit.
The Rotation Model is an exciting Sunday School option that uses art, music, cooking, to teach Bible stories. Fin out how it works: benefits and challenges.
Art as formation offers opportunities to be creative, as a reflection of the Creator, as well as to integrate art into the worship of the whole community.
Wondering how to engage children in Biblical stories? This process, using Lego, digital pictures, and powerpoint, is perfect for Sunday school or home.
For a group activity that is fun and builds team spirit, try life-size Scrabble for Sunday School. Tiles are easy to make and rules easy to adapt. Enjoy!