Resources & Links

Youth Resources & Links

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 St. Paul, 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.

Children & Family Websites, Blogs & Resources

Websites:

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 – A site for gathering ideas and resources for every area of children’s Ministry.

Common Sense Media – Rating, educating, and advocating for kids, families, and schools.

Dr. Dave Walsh – Mind Positive Parenting – Mind Positive Parenting equips parents and communities to raise children and youth who can thrive, meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

ECC Christian Formation – Children & Family Ministry Website – A resource from the Evangelical Covenant Church to equip local churches with Christian formation of children and families.

Faith At Home – 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 – Equipping church leaders to effectively train their congregations in holistic, biblical, theologically sound faith formation systems.

Jelly Telly – Faith-based videos, games and activities for Kids.

Jim Wideman Ministries – Practical, proven resources and coaching for children’s ministry leaders

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.

Kidzblitz Store

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.

Blogs:

CMConnect – Creating a renewed sense of community amongst those serving in Children’s ministry. Teach children, change the world …

Children’s Ministry Magazine Blog

Sam Luce – Sam Luce is a proven children’s ministry leader and is 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.