KIDMIN BOOKS – books listed are ones I have read and would recommend:
“Kidmin Nation Manifesto: The Values, Culture, and Mandate of the Nation” – by Ryan Frank & other Kidmin leaders/authors/speakers.
“Hearts, Brains, & Growing Pains: Terrific Teaching that Changes You & Your Kids”– by Lois Keffer & Godprints Team (could not find all link).
“Ready, Set, Teach: Training and Supporting Volunteers in Christian Education” – by Delia Halverson, founder of “Faith Discovery Ministries”.
Ministry resource books:
“Answers for Kids Bible Curriculum” (can also be used as a Bible study at home or church) – by Ken Ham and Stacey McKeever; combined 3 popular teachings (Beginnings, Seven C’s of History, and Questions) into an all-in-one 30-lesson course designed to strengthen kids’ biblical foundation with an apologetic focus; student handout sets.
“Better Bible Teachers” – “Mega-list of 64 Sunday Sunday School Curriculum providers and what you can expect for each one of them”.
“Calvary Curriculum” – membership access for activity sheets, lesson outlines, and coloring sheets for whole Bible; also offers training, etc.
“Discipleland” – different teaching formats available (large group/small group, classroom, etc.); print format.
“Explore the Bible: Kids” – through the Bible in 3 years using context and Jesus revealed throughout lessons; print or downloadable formats.
“High Voltage Kids” – “elementary curriculum that is fun, is biblical, and it works”; by pastor, author, & conference speaker, Brian Dollar.
Kids 4 Truth Clubs – “Systematic theology for kids that teaches Bible doctrine. Apologetics for kids!”; membership access; Equip U, a free resource library of children’s ministry resources.
The Gospel Project” – through the Bible chronologically in 3 years with Jesus revealed throughout lessons; print or downloadable formats.
“Kidzmatter Magazine” – (previously known as “K” Magazine); published by pastor, author, speaker, & Kidmin advocate, Ryan Frank & his wife, Beth.
“Kids Ministry 101” free magazine – published by “Lifeway – Jana MacGruder and the Lifeway Kids’Team”.
KIDMIN NETWORK GROUPS:
“International Network of Children’s Ministry” – “serving leaders who champion the discipleship of kids and families”; articles, training, conferences, certification, etc.
“The Ministry Network Group” – private Facebook network group for Kidmin leaders; also helps leaders find other local leaders to connect with or help leaders create a local network group.
KIDMIN RESOURCES / WEBSITES:
“All Free Kids Crafts” – secular site with all things crafts; includes tutorial videos for kids, costumes, and much more.
“Building Children’s Ministry: building leaders, ministries, teams”– by Dale Hudson; “to help churches build thriving, growing children and family ministries” with excellent articles, resources, speaking, and training. “Dale’s heart is to serve leaders in the local church and help them build a great ministry for God’s glory”.
”Childrens Ministry” – articles on ministry and leadership; teaching tips, crafts, games, activities, outreach ideas for all age groups.
“Christian Tools of Affirmation (CTA)” – great resource for volunteer appreciation, kids’ holiday gifts, and more.
“Danielle’s Place”– free and membership access for lessons, crafts, games, & activities; geared to younger kids.
“Deeper Kidmin” – online resource with “innovative thoughts and practical resources for KidMin leaders to use in their ministries and for parents to use at home”; founded by Brittany, former children’s, youth, & college ministry leader.
“Hendrickson/Rose Publishing” – now Hendrickson Rose Publishing; laminated pamphlets, maps, charts, & posters on numerous topics.
“Kids’ Sunday School Place” – free and membership access for lessons, crafts, games, skits, & activities.
“Ministry to Children: practical help for telling children about Jesus”– offers articles, lessons, crafts, activities, teaching tips, leadership, outreach, and more; email subscription offered; founder & editor is Tony Krummer, former pastor of children’s ministry.
“Oriental Trading” – secular inexpensive resource site with Christian prizes, craft kits & supplies, decorations, and more.
“Pinterest” – membership access; secular site, but offers multitude of Christian ideas, crafts, and other resources.
“Relevant Children’s Ministry: Fresh Ideas, Insight and Content for Children’s & Family Ministry Leaders” – by Dale Hudson: articles, resources, training, coaching & more; connects to “Building Children’s Ministry: building leaders, ministries, teams”– by Dale Hudson.
“Teach 4 the Heart” – site to provide “ideas and inspiration you need to overcome your teaching challenges & make a lasting difference in your students’ hearts and lives”.
“THEO” – series trailer for 1st 3 of DVD series (now 5) – “through fun and engaging storytelling, Theo teaches children God’s word and how they ought to live in light of it”; takes children (and adults) through a careful study of systematic theology with humor & engaging animation; 30 minute titles include “God’s Love”, “God’s Grace”, “God’s Heart”, “God’s Truth”, & “God’s Desire”; series was “the dream of a cartoonist [Michael Joens], called to teach the Word has come true”; can be purchased as a set from “theopresents.com”.