Resources for Children’s Formation

Online Resources

Looking for ideas and resources for children’s ministry? Check out the Building Faith website sponsored by the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Check out the following article, Ages and Stages: Teaching Children at Each Level, about understanding the development of children and what to expect at each age.

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Search Faith Formation EDOC and click Follow. We have boards for:

  • Prayer life
  • Inspirational quotes
  • Fun resources
  • Icebreakers
  • Crafts and games

…for both children and youth.

Have your own Pins you would like to see included? Please share them with us!


Godly Play and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd are two curricula widely used in the Episcopal Church.

There are a number of other curricula available. Forma provides good descriptions, including a Children’s Formation Curricula Overview, that can be used to find the right curriculum for your parish. Read more >

If you would like us to include information about other curricula, or perhaps your parish has created its own, please let us know! We would love to feature it. Contact us >

Book Resources for Children’s Ministry

Quick Children’s Sermons

These 15-minute (or so) lessons can be used by themselves (maybe as an introduction to a family activity or event) or built into a longer faith formation session. Questions are presented creatively and responses are biblically based and interactive. Read more >