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Ministries

Children's | Web Links and Resources

EVENTS


GENERAL CHURCH SUPPORT

Discipleship Ministries – Children’s Ministry
umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/children
Resources, training and support for leaders of children’s ministries. Information covers weekday ministries, Sunday school, fellowship groups, children in worship, VBS and more.

Discipleship Ministries – Intergenerational and Family Ministries
umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/intergenerational-family-ministries 
Resources, training, and support for ministries with families of all configurations.

Discipleship Ministries – Educational Ministry
umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/educational-ministry 
Resources for teaching and learning for faithful discipleship.

Discipleship Ministries – Worship with Children
umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/children
Children’s sermon resources.

General Board of Church and Society – Advocacy
umc-gbcs.org
The General Board is defined by its five areas of ministry: (1) Public Witness and Advocacy (2) Administration (3) Ministry of Resourcing Congregational Life, (4)United Nations Ministry, (5) Communications. Many of GBCS’s projects affect the well being of children and families across the globe.

General Board of Global Ministries
umcmission.org
Advance and UMCOR projects related to children may be found at this site.

The United Methodist Church
umc.org
Official website of The UMC.

 

PROGRAM SUPPORT

 

Children’s Defense Fund
childrensdefense.org
Offers advocacy ideas and opportunities for children in the United States. Provides a yearly Children’s Sabbath manual.

Christian Educators Fellowship (CEF)
cefumc.org
Christian Educators Fellowship nurtures, supports, challenges and advocates for persons with responsibility for fostering discipleship through Christian education.

Cokesbury Bookstore
cokesbury.com
Offers children’s literature, Bibles, Christian education materials and other age-level resources.

Holston Conference UMC
holston.org
Official website of Holston Conference serving East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Georgia.

Holston United Methodist Home for Children (“Holston Home”)
holstonhome.org
Information and services related to foster care, adoptions, group care, and family support.

GRACE Home for Children in South Sudan
holston.org/ministries/missions/hope-for-south-sudan/programs/grace-home-for-children/
Information about Holston’s ministry in support of children in South Sudan, Africa.

Ishe Anesu
isheanesu.com
Information about Holston supported ministry with children in Mutare, Zimbabwe.

Safe Sanctuaries

Holston Conference – holston.org
Discipleship Ministries – umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/safe-sanctuaries
The National Children’s Advocacy Center – nationalcac.org

The United Methodist Publishing House
umph.org
The United Methodist Publishing House is a publisher and distributor to Christian clergy and laity, with primary responsibilities for the publishing and distribution for The United Methodist Church. Links for children’s curriculum are available from the UMPH site.