Useful Children’s Ministry Websites

The resources below are not directly connected to us, so disclaimer: We don’t necessarily approve of everything you might find on them. 

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Lost Sheep – Fantastic resources by our very own Andrew McDonough. There are fun resources on the site, and the stories can be downloaded for on-screen presentation (and printable version for reader) for $10. The books are available through Koorong.

SA Christian Endeavour – A great website and network. In conjunction with Scripture Union they run an annual 4-day camp in January for 9-13 year olds.

Children’s Ministry Network (CMN) – A collaboration of people from all denominational backgrounds who are passionate about connecting those who minister with families across Australia, to provide a platform where people can connect, support, equip and contribute to a community of awesome people who believe kids and families take up a huge part of God’s heart. – An open source ministry resource library “helping leaders disciple children and young people”. Their statement of faith is the Lausanne Covenant.

Scripture Union Webshop – Books, curriculum, multimedia – good stuff.

Ministry To Children – “We are not a bookstore. We are not a big publishing company. We are not a paid membership site. We are simply an online resource to help you tell kids about Jesus. If your passion is reaching and teaching kids, then this blog is for you.”

GodSpace – “Aussie Bible lessons for 4-12 year olds” This is a curriculum designed especially for missional settings – put out by the NSW Baptists for RI in schools etc.

Christian Playtimes A NSW ministry to equip and resource your Playtime be an effective mission for your local community families. Plenty for playgroups & evangelism!

Godly Play – a Montessori method of telling Bible stories using parables, sacred stories and liturgical lessons about religious traditions using simple materials.

Barnabas in Churches – a UK site that is passionate about bringing the Bible to life for children and families. Lots of ideas and resources.

CEP (Christian Education Publications) – Australian resources produced mainly by evangelical Anglicans – lots to browse through.

UCA SA Children & Families Site – an excellent, up to date site based right here in SA.

MediaCom – These guys are ecumenical though pretty much Uniting Church. They are based in Adelaide.

Anton’s Antics – This guy (Stephen Shearsby) does one-man gospel shows for children and families, but also has DVDs and resources.

Playgroup Resources – The Uniting Church has this great page for churches that run playgroups. Scroll down for lots of ideas.