North Carolina Native Jo Nygard Owens supports churches in communicating who they are with a clear visual language. She has also begun offering digital seasonal resources that are visually appealing and meaningful.
Creative Communications is an ecumenical company with a mission to communicate the Gospel of Jesus to the whole body of Christ through innovative worship and devotional material. You will find products to enhance your congregation’s personal devotional life with writings by authors including C.S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, Frederick Buechner, Dr. Martin Marty, and Walter Wangerin. Colorful, hands-on, and affordable children’s and youth resources include Advent or Lent calendars and age-appropriate devotionals.
This site features a wide variety of resources based on the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle. Those who teach and preach will find it useful for scripture study, reflection and creating liturgy. Note that the site does not restrict the resources to any particular theological/ideological position.
Lectionary-based video sermons by America’s best preachers for use in worship, Bible study, small groups, Sunday school classes, or for individual use. Preachers include Will Willimon, Amy Butler, Michael Curry, Brian McLaren, and many more. All you do is push the button. Perfect for individual viewing or a small group Bible study around a kitchen table or in the classroom. Just start by reading the scriptures and then start streaming!
What is Building Faith? A resource website providing practical tools, features, reviews, and articles on Christian formation for children, youth, and adults of all ages. New content is posted every week. Posts are archived in a simple way so they can be easily retrieved.
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Christian Formation Inspiration from the Center for the Ministry of Teaching
After working in youth ministry for over fifteen years, pastor and artist Adam Walker Cleaveland launched Illustrated Children’s Ministry in September 2015, and it has been growing ever since.
- As the mailing list quickly grew and people kept showing interest in and buying the products we were releasing, it became clear that this was a much-needed resource not only in the area of children’s ministry, but also in finding creative ways to approach faith at home.
- It also became clear that this was much more than a one-person business, and Adam began bringing in others to form the Illustrated Children’s Ministry team.
Lectionary-based blog that includes ideas for how to enhance the scripture or topic of the day for children.
Great resource for linking children’s literature to scripture. Would be a great resource for a parent link.