“A Devastating Report on Christian Education” – by Mike Riddle, founder of “Creation Training Inititative” (CTI); with excerpts from “You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving the Church… And Rethinking the Faith” by David Kinnaman, President of “Barna Group”.
“How Can So Many Pastors Be Godly and Dysfunctional at the Same Time?: Illuminating the blind spots in most approaches to spiritual formation” – by Todd Wilson for “Christianity Today” (CT).
“How Sunday Schools Are Raising the Next Generation of Secular Humanists” – by Natasha Crain, author and founder of “Christian Mom Thoughts” blog.
“Why Children Are the Most Important People in the Church: everything you wish your Senior Pastor knew about children’s ministry” – by Damon DeLillo for “International Network for Children’s Ministry” (INCM) blog.
“Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration“ – by Samuel R. Chand; “Why is it that the best strategic plans and good leadership often are not able to move churches in the desired direction? Sam Chand contends that toxic culture is to blame. Quite often, leaders don’t sense the toxicity, but it poisons their relationships and derails their vision”.
“Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church” by Valerie Bell, CEO of “AWANA”, and Matt Markins, Chief Strategy Officer of “AWANA”.
We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis” – by Mary deMuth; “The church should be the safest place for sexual abuse survivors. Sadly, it’s not always been a haven. But we want to see the momentum gloriously shift.”; offers articles,resources, info for churches, info for survivors, & more (see intro video below under resources / websites).
“Children’s Worship Bulletins” are carefully written and designed by Christian educators to engage children in worship, not distract them from it.”; two age groups available; can receive bulletins each week or customize to match each week’s sermon; can also be used at home.
Laminin – the adhesion molecule that holds our cells together; 6 minute video clip from “How Great is Our God” DVD: “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 – DVD by Louie Giglio, pastor, author, speaker, & founder of “Passion” (in 2017, 55,000 people between 18-25 years old attended in Atlanta – the largest Jesus–focused collegiate gathering in history); also founded the “Passion Global Institute”, that partners with “Dallas Theological Seminary”.
KIDMIN RESOURCES are listed on the Kidmin resources page.
“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God.”D. L. Moody
“Pro Church Media” – “Inspiration, resources and community for the global church”; offers “Worship Media Resources, Print Resources, Design Resources, Interior + Stage Resources, Web + Social Resources, and Free Church Media Resources”; can join community for insider resources.
“Right Now Media” sample trailer for“Book of Judges” –“The customizable video Bible study library for every person in your church allows churches to offer access to their congregation of large library of video teachings for all ages: Equip Families, Resource Groups & Develop Leaders”; pricing & how to launch.
“Share Faith” -“All-In-One Church Worship & Outreach Resources To Engage And Grow Disciples”;”creating cutting-edge media and technology resources that equip the entire ministry team and all ministry platforms to serve and teach with excellence.”
“VERGE Network” – membership site “for church leaders, students, entrepreneurs, artists, urban innovators, business leaders, community development specialists, non-profit leaders, church planters and everyday leaders – anyone pursuing the mission of God, in community, whatever the context, for the sake of the Gospel”; offer a “discipleship library”; upgrade to “VERGELAB” offers “Master classes”, webinars, discounts, etc.
MAPS & CHARTS:
MISCELLANEOUS CHURCH RESOURCES:
“4 to 14 Window Movement” – “The 4/14 Window Movement is a Global Mission Movement focusing on Reaching, Rescuing, Rooting, and Releasing children and youth (0-18 years old) to reach their full transformational impact in their family, community, and nation”; “Why 4 to 14?”, news, history, resources, & more.
“The Alexandrian Forum: Discover Jesus in a way that changes how you see everything” – “Spiritual revival comes from reading the Word of God”; offers online free audio Bible classes (Alexandrian Academy), “How to Study the Bible”, “Finding Jesus in the Old Testament”, “Finding Jesus in the New Testament”, devotionals, e-mail newsletter, “Literary Bible Study” pdf download, & more; founded by professor & attorney, Dr. Warren Gage.
“Bible Study Fellowship” (BSF) – “global, in-depth Bible classes producing passionate commitment to Christ, His Word and His Church. Our vision is to magnify God and mature His people as they cultivate a deeper relationship with Him; offers thousands of small groups all over the world for men, women, teens, children, & preschoolers; various book studies, blog, Holy Land tours, Facebook page, Find a group, & more.
“Christian Book Distributors: Everything Christian For Less” (CBD) – offers books, Bibles, DVDs, music, Bible studies, gifts, kids’ (books, Bibles, videos, toys, etc.), homeschooling curriculum, Christian Academics (apologetics, Bible reference, Christian history, theology, biblical languages, commentaries, etc.), & more; NOTE from site founder: many of the resources listed on this site are found at CBD.
“Cokesbury: Resources for the Christian Journey”. – “the retail and customer service arm of The United Methodist Publishing House” that also serves other denominations and independent churches; “offers more than 300,000 unique products including books, Bibles, curriculum, worship resources, and church supplies“; also offers gifts, Bible studies, & more.
“Concordia Supply” – family owned and operated church supply house “providing ministry leaders with quality christian resources that transform lives for Christ”; offers banners, Bibles by the case, communion supplies, candlelight supplies, worship bulletins, Sunday School items, VBS supplies, & more.
“Generis”: “We take biblical principles, best giving practices, and your ministry’s DNA and collaborate with you to weave them together into a strategy that will help you fund your God-inspired vision.”; offers generosity solutions for churches, non-profits, & Christian Education with various resources.
“Lifeway: Biblical Solutions for Life” – offers a multitude of resources for churches, ministries, & individuals including Bibles, books, videos, Christian & Worship music, Bible studies, curriculum, VBS material, church supplies, gifts, camps & mission projects, events, & much more; also offers membership to churches for “Ministry Grid” ministry training.
“Like Jesus” – “a disciple-making platform designed to help your church/ministry/small group create a culture of disciple-making… building a movement of multiplication, just like Jesus did”; offers free app and e-book; founded by Dr. Dann Spader, author and founder of “Sonlife Ministries” and “Global Youth Initiative”.
“RforH” – resources include “deBunked” video clips, “Two Minute Teaching” video clips, speaking events, “Fast Facts” animal video clips for kids, teens, & adults (scroll down to see six 1-minute video clips for each); the “deBunked Bus” traveling outreach, “Academy of Hope” courses, YouTube channel, & more.
“Resilient Disciples” – equipping kids with the tools to stand firm in their faith; “Belong – highly relational environment; Believe – deeply biblical ministry; Becoming – outward expressions of faith”; “Resilient is an invitation to join the most important conversation in the church and radically reconsider our approach to children’s ministry”; offers book, “Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church” by Valerie Bell, CEO of “AWANA”, and Matt Markins, Chief Strategy Officer of “AWANA”.
“Sunday Cool” – super soft custom t-shirts using “no-feel water based ink”; fast turnaround – great for ministries and VBS.
“TWR360” – “breaks down barriers of language and accessibility so users can download, stream and read abundant Christian media resources to grow in their daily walk with Christ”.
“Teach Every Nation” (TEN) – series of Bible studies “to equip massive numbers of disciples where they are most needed in the world.“; founded by Bruce Wilkinson; studies include “Survey of the Bible” (Old Testament and New Testament, “70 x 7” (forgiveness study), “How to Double Your Church, Business, & Personal Productivity” (“Bible School on Wheels” is a year-long certificate program that our church offers), “Anyone can Become a Great Communicator”, & more; after being in 3 of these studies, I highly recommend them to anyone.
Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis” – by Mary deMuth; “The church should be the safest place for sexual abuse survivors. Sadly, it’s not always been a haven. But we want to see the momentum gloriously shift.”; offers articles,resources, info for churches, info for survivors, & more (see book above).
MODELS (teaching Visuals or projects for Bible study / Sunday School):
“Jerusalem Second Temple Laser Cut Do-it-Yourself Kit” – model by “Judaica Web Store”; balsa wood model (some are very small pieces).
Messianic Passover Seder resources (image credit to “Jews for Jesus”), who can lead an event; if choose another Messianic Jewish person to lead Seder, will need following items: background, supplies, & recipes and “Mysterious Passover Symbols” article from “Jews for Jesus”; Seder plate, Afikoman bag, & Elijah cup, – by “Judaica Web Store”; “The Messianic Passover Seder Preparation Guide (Haggadah)” – by Barry Rubin; “Hendrickson Rose Publishing” offers“Christ in the Passover” PowerPoint, pamphlets, chart; did this for preteens with their leaders serving & used items to address each plague (bouncing ping-pong balls on table for hail, lice printed on label paper to stick on arms & head, small cattle toys with “X”s on eyes, scarves as blindfolds for darkness, etc.).
“Scale Noah’s Ark Model” – 6-feet long cardboard 1/70 scale; comes with scale animals; have not been able to find replacement animals, but model is at “Kidology” (personal note: I bought his cardboard one and asked a carpenter to use it as a guide to build an Ark of wood so preteens could seal, stain, & seal it – thank, you, Roger! :).
RESOURCES for STUDENTS & TEACHERS in PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
“Students Don’t Have to Leave Their Faith at Home” – “Alliance Defending Freedom” (ADF) offers legal support to those whose religious freedom rights have been violated; the ADF Church Alliance offers “practical legal help for churches so you can freely live and preach the Gospel”; young Christian professionals entering the spheres of public policy, business, law, & biomedical sciences can apply to attend Areté Academy, a week-long summer training program “to become an effective advocate for policies based upon Judeo-Christian principles and natural law theory”.
“Bring Your Bible” – article by founder and author for “World Magazine” & “Focus on the Family”, Candi Cushman, “Can Christian Teachers Express Their Faith in Public Schools?”
“Child Evangelism Fellowship” (CEF) – “Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living”; offers “Good News Club” in public schools, “5-Day Club”, “CityKids*”, “Camp Good News“, “Military Children’s Ministry”, & “Youth Challenge”, & “Outreach Ministries” (events).
“Pacific Legal Foundation” (PLF) – “defends Americans’ liberties when threatened by government overreach and abuse”.
“See You at the Pole” is a “global day of student prayer” begun by 3 students in Texas and now millions of students take part; the event is student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led on the 4th Wednesday of each September; logo theme changes each year.
“If your life consistently bears no fruit, God will intervene to discipline you. If your life bears some fruit, God will intervene to prune you. If your life bears a lot of fruit, God will invite you to abide more deeply with Him.”.Bruce Wilkinson
VIDEOS on DVD
“The God Who Speaks” – trailer for 90 minute 2018 documentary that “traces the evidence of the Bible’s authority” with multiple Bible scholars, pastors, authors, & apologists; learn more; endorsements; site license; produced by “American Family Studios”, a division of “American Family Association” (AFA).
“Creation Training Initiative” – “mission is to equip Christians worldwide to be effective teachers and speakers on the subjects of biblical creation and apologetics, so that, the next generation can be trained to stand firm on biblical truth and defend the gospel”; founder, Mike Riddle, offers articles, short videos, various training courses, seminars, online video training, interviews, & more.