Children’s Ministry Tool Box
CDM strengthens the your church by connecting you to the resources you need for Children’s Ministry!
This toolbox of includes resources we have gathered from PCA churches across the country and resources our Children’s Ministry Team have developed to strengthen your church.
If you have a resource you would be willing to share or a resource you would like us to develop, we want to hear from you. Email us.
The information below comes in PDF, Word doc, on-site articles, off-site pages or website and links to videos. Click the title of interest to view, download and /or print or watch.
Because We want to be more than Childcare —COMING SOON
Philosophy of Children’s Ministry—COMING SOON
Meet CDM’s Children’s Ministry Leadership Team
More Resources will be COMING SOON!
At CDM, we are always developing new resources to help your church minister to children.
Teach Me to Worship – A Complete Lesson Walk-Through
From Garden to Glory for Kids your children can study the same things their mothers are studying in women’s Bible study.
Established, Children’s Ministry 101 COMING SOON!
Disclaimer: The resources and ministries on this page are not comprehensive or an affiliate of CDM. Our goal is to connect you to resources that may be helpful, but CDM is not endorsing any of these organizations.
“Child Protection in the PCA”
All church leaders should become informed and take an active stance toward preventing child sexual abuse in the church by screening staff and volunteers, training them in child protection, and actively maintaining child protection policies pertaining to our obligations to love our children and protect their rightful interests as God’s image-bearers from the devastating actions of abusers. (Matthew 18:5-6)
From Overture 6 – Georgia Foothills Presbytery
Preventing Child Abuse by Beth A Swagman (Helps churches and nonprofit organizations develop policies and procedures to protect children and youth.)
Safekeeping by Henni Helleman, Patricia J Vos (An age-appropriate two-session abuse prevention curriculum for grades K-8.)
Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, VA, has developed a thorough system and set of resources to protect children in their church. In addition, they have provided various forms for everything from a children’s ministry volunteer application and youth ministry staff applications, to a background check waiver. They have generously allowed us to share their resources with you. Check out their many resources here.
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance provides an Online library of safety and risk management materials created especially for churches and related ministries. The website has articles, checklists, guidebooks and tools, publications, sample forms, and training.
MinistrySafe is another online ministry that trains church staff and volunteers in the area of child abuse prevention.
Adults Protecting Children Adults Protecting Children, Inc. gives parents and organizations the tools they need to protect children from sexual abuse. They also equip adults to know how to recognize the signs of abuse and empower them to react responsibly to a disclosure, discovery or a suspicion of abuse.
Doulos Resources is here to provide coaching, counsel, books, curricula, articles, and other resources that are needful to the church for the sake of healthy discipleship.
Child Safety Policies
Great Commission Publications VBS Curriculums:
The King is Coming! Sound the trumpets and prepare the way! God’s everlasting covenant begins with creation and is fulfilled with the King’s eternal reign.
The Race is On is designed to serve as an encouragement to your covenant children to continue faithfully running the Race set before them. In addition, we pray that many others will join this life-changing Race for the first time as the Holy Spirit changes their hearts.
Faith Expedition God’s Treasure Revealed is an exciting adventure, taking children across time through the lives of Moses, David, Daniel, Matthew, Paul and Silas.
Other Recommended VBS Curriculums:
Scottish Sleuths Vacation Bible School Curriculum: This VBS series has been designed to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to children through a week-long, intensive study of God’s Word.
VBS Reachout Adventures: VBS Backpackers will see Jesus in new ways as they follow His radical journey from the Courts of Heaven to the cross on earth, and back again to His Heavenly Summit–all to win our salvation. Eyewitness Storytellers take your VBS children through the book of Luke to set their sights on who Jesus really is, and how that changes everything for them. This fun camping and hiking-themed adventure effectively engage churched and unchurched children through in-depth Bible lessons, daily Gospel Presentation, challenging Scripture memory, and loving service to others.
ARTICLES & BOOKS ABOUT FAMILY WORSHIP:
- Teaching Your Children to Worship by Covenant Pres. in Chattanooga, TN.
- Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman
- Rediscovering Family Worship by Jerry Marcellino
- Family Worship by Joel Beeke
- Family Worship Book by Terry Johnson
- Helping Parents Grow Their Children in Faith by Lisa Updike
ARTICLES ABOUT IMPORTANT ISSUES:
- Kids, Porn and the Heart Article from ByFaith Magazine (AUGUST, 2015)
- Gospel-Powered Parenting by William P. Farley
- Parenting By God’s Promises by Joel Beeke
- Your Home: A Place of Grace by Susan Hunt
- You Are Ministers by John W Neal
- Train Up a Child by S. Windham (Thomas Kay)
BOOKS TO GROW KID’S FAITH:
- God’s Alphabet for Life by Joel Beeke and Heidi Boorsma
- My ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt
- The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos
- The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
- Rediscovering Catechism by Donald Van Dyken
- Grandpa’s Box by Starr Meade
- Training Hearts, Teaching Minds by Starr Meade
- Understanding the Faith by Stephen Smallman
- God’s Promises by Sally Michaels
- God’s Names by Sally Michaels
- Dinner Table Devotions by Nancy Guthrie
- Heart of the Home CD Study by Priscilla Stewart & Sue Jakes