I am encouraged by the great number of families with children at Weaverland, and I am excited by the opportunities that are presented to minister to these children and to you, as their parents!
The vision of the children’s ministries at Weaverland is to see hearts and minds of the next generation transformed and ignited as they encounter the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
My greatest hope and prayer is that you understand and feel equipped to live out your role as parents and disciple-makers to these children! The children’s ministries at Weaverland are here to walk alongside, encourage and provide resources for you to live out what God has called you to do as parents. That is where this page is born from. A desire to make some resources readily available to you both now and in the future. Enjoy!
—Abigail Huber, Director of Children’s Ministries
As parents, before we can teach anybody else about God and walk with them in spiritual growth, we need to pay close attention to cultivating our own personal walk with the Lord! You cannot give what you do not have–if you are empty spiritually, you are not going to be able to minister in the same way as you would from an overflow of your heart that is walking with God regularly! Time with God can look different for everyone, but sometimes, you simply don’t know where to start! Below are links to some devotionals and Bible studies that have blessed me richly and drew me into life with God and the study of His Word!
*I do own a few of these if you would like to look at them or borrow them! And if you have read any that you would like me to add to the list to share with others, I would love to hear from you! Email me!
New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp
Trustworthy by Lysa TerKeurst
Jesus Calling series by Sarah Young
O Come Let Us Adore Him by Paul David Tripp (Advent)
The Songs of Jesus by Tim Keller
3-Minute Devotions for Moms of Little Ones
The Bible App also has hundreds of studies on different topics, books of the Bible and people of the Bible spanning a few days or a few weeks. Check out the web version of the app HERE or download from your phone’s app store:
David C. Cook: Ministry Spark
David C. Cook is the provider of Weaverland’s Pre-K curriculum. Their program, Ministry Spark puts out regular articles talking about topics relevant to children’s ministry leaders as well as parents. They are easy reads, but are full of helpful tips and inspiring encouragement to press on in ministry to the next generation!
Click the link below to access the collection of children’s ministry guides and children’s books/devotionals that I, Abigail, have and am willing to lend to you! Feel free to email me regarding a title you are interested in or for recommendations!
This is a children’s ministry podcast put on by Lifeway Kids publishing team. Each episode focuses on different aspects of ministry from administrative details to sharing the Gospel with children from many experienced children’s pastors, directors and writers! Linked below are some that you as parents might find interesting & helpful!
- Talking Big Truths With Kids
- Being Age Aware
- Diversity, Unity and the Gospel
- The Importance of Worship with Kids
- Teaching Kids to Pray Through Hurts and Hallelujahs
- Small Seeds. Big Faith
- More Than Babysitting: Making Disciples in Early Childhood
- Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety: Simple Strategies for Parents & Leaders
- Teaching Stewardship to Kids
A collection of videos related to some aspect of parenting, child development or just pure encouragement can be viewed below. Check back often–new videos can appear at any time!