Christians Engaged in Faith Formation
Check this website for upcoming events
Youth and Children Worker's Academies
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Conference and Oklahoma City University
See the link under Children's Ministries in the right-hand column for more information
Ministry With Children Newsletter
Ministry with Children is a monthly newsletter,
Produced monthly by the GBGM available here and by e-mail, which addresses topics of
concern for those engaged in ministry with children.
Children’s Defense Fund
Offers advocacy ideas and opportunities for children in the United States. Web site
Die-Cut machine resource for local churches
The Conference Children's Ministry Committee invites churches to use a Die-Cut machine. Bring your materials to create shapes for your children's programming. Contact the United Methodist Ministry Center for more information.
Small churches offered low-cost Sunday school program
"All-in-One Bible Fun: 13 Lessons for Busy Teachers" -curriculum for small churches to be released this August 2009. Allows teachers to plan complete lessons without having to purchase additional components that larger children's ministries need. For preschool and elementary-age children.
Weekday Preschool Ministry Programs_________
The 2014-15 Guidelines for Weekday Preschool Ministry Programs is now available for free download
Children's Ministers in New Church Starts________________________
Are invited to Google Hangouts each third Thursday of the month, to discuss challenges of starting and growing a children's ministry. Contact Melanie C. Gordon at email@example.com
Check here for a complete listing of Conference sponsored summer camps for Elementary age children
Background screening and Safe Sanctuary Information
For questions related to Safe Sanctuaries issues contact Rev. Derrek Belase, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith-Based Food Programs____________
Information is available for implementing faith-based summer food programs at http://www.summerfood.usda.gov/ .
A resource that may be helpful for creating healthy communities for kids is the "Toolkit for Faith-based & Neighborhood Organizations" PDF http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/Lets-Move-Toolkit-Faith-Communities.pdf .
The assets approach to ministering to young people.For more information on Building Assets for Children and Youth visit www.search-institute.org for a complete listing of the 40 Assets that are good for children and youth.
Disability Awareness Sunday
Disability Awareness Sunday is not officially designated day on our conference calendar, but it is a Special Sunday the Book of Discipline lists among the "shalls" of observance (Para. 265.4).
United Methodist Publishing House
Children Ministries books, Sunday school curriculum, Vacation Bible School Web site