This page contains the links for children’s Christian Formation for all size parishes. They are all Episcopal based.
If you have any resources you would like to share or to rate any program, please contact The Rev. Lauren Villemuer-Drenth at [email protected]
We are hoping to add people’s ideas, opinions and comments. If you have a program that you would like to share of if you would like more information on other children’s programs also contact us at the e-mail address above.
Children’s Christian Formation Resources:
Celebrate the Good News: Children’s Chapel
Purchase season by leaders book ($22). Gives Sunday School like activities for Children’s Chapel or for Sunday School. Based on lectionary.
Children’s Chapel-Good Shepherd, Lexington has developed its own program and liturgy. Contact [email protected] It is lectionary based and available at no cost.
Godly Play (currently at use in our Cathedral, Good Shepherd, Church of the Resurrection, and St. Michaels) is for children preschool through sixth grade. It is a Montessori method of sacred stories, creative play, and exploration. Costs include story books (each $24.95) and sets to tell the story.
Links for Godly Play:
The Rev. Lois Howard is a trained in all areas of Godly Play, including teaching workshops. Her e-mail address is [email protected]
Lesson Plans that Work
Free and downloadable from the National church. Lectionary Based and follow the Gospel. Simple plans and activities.
Living the Good News
An Episcopal lectionary based curriculum. It is downloadable and includes music and art. It starts at 2 years of age and continues into adulthood. Charge is based on a year of downloadable materials and is about $129 for a full year. Currently at use at Good Shepherd.
Mustard Seed Series
A nondenominational study. Chronologically ordered lessons based on Bible stories. This is for K-9th Graders. Cost is based on church size and payable every year.
Rhythms of Grace
A program designed to meet the spiritual needs of children and families living with autismspectrum disorders.
(cost is $30 per book)
An Episcopal program to help build your own lessons. It is for all ages, downloadable, and cost is based on your average Sunday attendance and paid annually.
Weaving God’s Promises
An Episcopal program for children ages 3 through 11. It is based on Christian education, worship, and service. It is a three year program and downloadable. Cost is based on average Sunday attendance and is annual.