Children's Formation

Below are resources specifically for ministry with children:

The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play, and the Future by Jerome Berryman
Jerome Berryman, one of the founders of Godly Play, writes about his approach to children’s spirituality.



Real Kids, Real Faith
A wonderful, comprehensive book about children’s and parents’ spirituality, based on an extensive study as well as theological reflection and personal experience of the author. This would be a great book for a book group or adult forum series.



Best Practices in Children’s Faith Formation by John Roberto


Everybody learns well through stories! Each week, this website posts several excellent children’s books that are linked to the lectionary readings for the week, often in very creative ways. This is a great resource for Sunday School class or for planning an intergenerational event in a way that is engaging to people of all ages.


Build Faith Curriculum Guides
- Resources on selecting an approach to faith formation for your congregation or group (Montessori, Lectionary-based, Story-based, etc.)
- Sunday School Curriculum Chart 



Key Resources
From the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary
Reviews and ideas for children’s formation

Faith at Home
Curated resources by an Episcopalian mother; includes articles on Godly Play, children with special needs, book recommendations on spiritual parenting, among many other things!


Children of God Storybook Bible by Desmond Tutu
Bible stories told by Desmond Tutu, with beautiful illustrations from around the world.

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