Children's Ministry Downloads

You are free to download and use anything on this page. We only ask that you give credit if you print or quote from any of these articles.

 ***NEW*** DEC 2012 SANDY HOOK   How to Talk to Children and Teens about Tragedy helpful suggestions by Tracey Herzer on how to talk with children & teens about the school shooting in CT and a list of resources.

Talking to Children about Death & Heaven -- a creative lesson plan by Caren Miles, Director of Children and Family Ministries at Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City.
Children in the Pew a brochure that helps parents & parishioners understand why children are VITAL in a worshipping community - and what to expect of different ages in church.

Top Ten Reasons Why Children Belong in Church - Tracey's free colorful poster to reprint

Classroom Management for Church Teachers  Tips & tricks by Tracey for teachers in a church setting - ideas on how to set boundaries and engage children

Lent Prayer Poems by Phyllis Wezeman

Just Eating: a free seven-session program on the relationship between our faith and our food by the Presbyterian Hunger Commission includes a Middle-School curriculum and a Leader's Guide and Participant Guide for congregational use. Thanks to our Presbyterian colleagues for sharing this resource.

"The curriculum explores how practicing our faith is foundational to meaningful and healthy living, for ourselves, for the earth and for others in the world.  In particular, the program asks us to consider how eating—one of the most basic human activities—is an invitation to experience God and to journey with others in the world."