Children's Messages

Children's Messages

The children’s message provides a wonderful opportunity for talking about God with children within the context of the worshipping community. Here are some resources and tips to help you plan what to do and say to nurture these precious souls in ways that will guide them to a mature faith.


Children's Messages Workshop Handout
by Debbie Gline Allen, SNEUCC Minister for Faith Formation

Wondering with Children

Topics for Children's Messages
to help children become fluent in the language of the Church

Prayer Styles for All Ages
includes a list of "Holdables"

Choosing a Bible Storybook



Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children by Jerome Berryman

I Wonder: Engaging a Child's Curiosity About the Bible by Elizabeth Caldwell

Human Development and Faith: Life-Cycle Stages of Body, Mind, and Soul, second edition by Felicity Kelcourse, ed.

In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Children as Spiritual Practice by Bonnie Miller-McLemore

Real Kids, Real Faith: Practices for Nurturing Children's Spiritual Lives by Karen Marie Yust



Children’s book reviews with connections to scripture  

Children’s Message Do’s and Don’ts

Should there be a children’s message?


Webinar Recordings

Preaching to Children with Dr. Ann Garrido

The Best Children's Messages Ever
     Presented by Debbie Gline Allen through Practical Resources for Churches, Long Island, NY
     By filling out the online registration form, you will be sent the link to this recorded webinar.





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