Resources & Links

Youth Ministry Resources

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 Ministry Resources


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.

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

Spark and Stitch Institute – Spark and Stitch Institute equips parents and communities to raise children and youth who can thrive, meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

ECC Make and Deepen Disciples: Children’s Ministry – 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.

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

KidzMatter – 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 Open. Equipping churches and ministries worldwide to an entire library of creative church resources.

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

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!

Orange Leaders – Fostering connection between the church and the home. Resources for kids, parents, leaders and youth.