Clergy

We hope this page will provide you with useful resources for developing worship with children.

Lift Up Your Hearts God’s Children is a great page from the ELCIC website that has many resources and guides to help in preparing worship for and with children. You will find articles that include music, baptismal discussion, Sunday School, liturgy and much more. http://www.worship.ca/children.html

Sermons4Kids was created by a Baptist music director and teacher to help those who are in children’s ministry or who may work with children in Christian schools or organizations. It not only has weekly sermon ideas but Sunday School links as well. The weekly sermons are available in Spanish also. The site is easy to navigate and a great resource. www.sermons4kids.com

SmallTall Music is a great way to support Ministry with Children. The mission of SmallTall Music is “to build up the body of Christ by creating and sharing songs of faith for small and tall.” Bryan Moyer Suderman is a Toronto area songwriter whose catchy and theologically rich songs are used in homes, for Sunday morning worship, in Sunday School, clubs, schools, camps, and have been published in songbooks, including the recent “Church Hymnal, 4th Edition” of the Church of Scotland. There is a songbook and activity guide that can be used in conjunction with “God’s Love is for Everybody,” the first of his two CDs of original music. For more information, visit http://www.smalltallmusic.com.

If you have more resources for those who worship with children, contact Laura Walton, Volunteer Diocesan Children’s Ministry Network Coordinator, 416-363-6021, ext. 228 (1-800-668-8932).