Resources for Kids and Family Ministers

GP KidsMin Collective
Each month, you’ll receive an eNewsletter full of devotions, articles, curriculum, grant opportunities, and Great Plains Kids and Family news. Subscribe to this, and your choice of other Great Plains emails, by clicking the button below. If your email is already in the Great Plains database, you will receive an email allowing you to add GP Kids+Family to your subscription.

Great Plains Discipleship Facebook Group
Articles, events, webinars, Live events, and more in our official Facebook group!

Learning Opportunities
COMING SOON! Connect with your Regional Kids and Family Ministry Rep for more information on regional training and youth worker meetups!

Safe Gatherings is the Conference-wide training required for all people engaged in ministry with kids, youth, and vulnerable adult populations. Be sure you and every volunteer is Safe Gatherings certified.

Ministry Leadership Initiative offers coaching, consulting and YMI cohort training services for youth, children’s, and congregational ministry., out of the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College offers online courses related to Youth, Children, and Retreats. Online Certification in Youth Ministry is also available in partnership with Youth Ministry Institute.

Ministry Architects offers training and resources for healthy KidsMin systems and innovative change for the future of the church. More information on our partnership coming soon!

Podcasts, Curriculum, and Other Resource Hubs

UMC Young People’s Ministries
Cokesbury Kids
Orange Kids
Illustrated Ministry
Parenting Forward Podcast