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3 Tips to Improve Your Family Discipleship

We sat on blankets in the front yard as the sun was setting. All 16 of us (ranging in age from 2 years old to late 50’s) relished the perfect autumn evening as we gathered in a new way in our family small group. Typically, the parents would do a lesson while the kids ran off to play. But tonight, the plan was different. We wanted the kids to learn with the adults and hear…

Don't Give Up

I’ve noticed something the past couple of months in my conversations with leaders. A couple of weeks ago, one leader shared her version of the common sentiment I had heard from many others already to this point: “You know, 2020 was a lot, but we had so much to figure out that I was not feeling how I’m feeling right now… right now, at this point in 2021, I’m just…

10 Ways to Engage with Your Elementary Kids Online

One thing I believe we can all agree on in children’s ministry in 2020 is the importance of connecting online with kids and families in your church when we can’t gather together. In 2021, we learned that even when we do gather at church there is still a need to continue to connect with kids and families online for whatever reason…

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Practical and easy-to-use downloadable guides and tools.

This framework is an analyzation tool meant to help you update your policy guidelines that reflect changes in your ministry or to address areas of need or concern. Using a policy analysis framework can help make the process easier and more structured.

This Prayer Experience guide is designed to help you create intentional moments for kids to connect with the Lord. With leader prep and instructional videos, you can create meaningful moments focused on Lament, Confession, and Thanksgiving.

How prepared are you to minister to children who have experienced trauma? We’ve developed a free assessment tool that will help you discern your level of competency for trauma informed care as a children’s ministry leader.

Resource Partners Directory

This directory provides a wide range of organizations that create useful resources for your ministry. You can browse our providers by filtering and searching by keywords. Each resource partner has been vetted by our team to ensure they align with our values.

Free Partner Resources

Our partners have generously made these available for you to use in your ministries.

Mission Project Kit

Your resource to teach practical compassion and help make a difference.

Zaniak Game Book

A game book of zany games for elementary children’s church.

Facing and Feeling Hard Things Guide

Children need nurturing to use spiritual practices in hard times.

Membership Courses

Approachable online education that expands academic knowledge for children’s ministry leadership.

Dig into transformational information about how children grow and develop with Dawn Rundman, an author, teacher, and specialist in the area of child development and how that impacts the discipleship of children. Learn how this practically applies to your ministry, and better equip your volunteers to serve the children you minister to!

Develop your ability to create a safe environment for ALL kids! This course is designed to deepen your understanding of trauma, the impact it has on the child, family dynamics, behavioral manifestations of trauma, and creating environments that lead children toward health… all so they can experience the love of Jesus!

When planning a Children’s and Youth ministry arc, the potential of the middle years (4th-6th grade) are not usually fully understood or captured. This course with Sean Sweet will open up the horizons of your ministry to the older elementary kids as we help them to engage with a walk with Jesus that they are moving towards owning for themselves.

Membership Online Events

Affordable, multi-session online experiences for you and your whole team.

As you prepare for a new season of ministry, we’ll help you evaluate and improve your ministry policies and practices.

4 Sessions | Bonus Resources | More

This event will help leaders improve their ministry’s ability to connect and build relationships with all the children they serve.

5 Sessions | Bonus Resources | More

More than ever, children’s ministry leaders need to cultivate high grief and trauma competency to effectively serve children.

3 Sessions | Bonus Resources | More

Certifications

Advanced level children’s and family ministry certification- accredited by Bethel Seminary.

Develop your influence as a children’s ministry leader in your church and community.

  • 125 hours of training throughout the year
  • Bethel Seminary academic credit
  • Development in essential ministry topics
  • Earn a Formal Certificate

Develop your impact on family education in the church and family nurture in the home.

  • 125 hours of training throughout the year
  • Bethel Seminary academic credit
  • Development in essential ministry topics
  • Earn a Formal Certificate

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