One-stop-shop for family ministry resources.
List of go-to Bible stories, in the order in which they appear in the Bible. Kids (and adults) who are just starting to explore Scripture can find the story they want here.
Forms that may be customized and used to solicit up-to-date information from families annually.
If we agree that parents are far and away more effective disciplers of children than church leaders ever can be, and if we agree that parents must be actively growing in their own faith in order to communicate faith to their children, then those of us who love preteens and want to disciple them should coordinate our entire ministry around parents—not preteens.
From 6 Secrets of Preteen Ministry, chapter 2
I have a love/hate relationship with curriculum. While I know there are many great curriculum options out there, I have learned that they all come with drawbacks as well. Curriculum in the hands of a seasoned teacher can be a helpful tool. In the hands of an inexperienced or unconfident leader, it can be a hindrance to effective ministry.
From Children & Family Ministry Handbook, chapter 9