Children's Ministry

Children’s Ministry of the Baltimore-Washington Conference provides a place to share encouragement and resources for the local church children’s ministry leaders, early education teachers, Sunday school teachers and helpers.

The Christian Educators Fellowship presents these events each year:

Early Childhood Conference – held once a year by the in August.  Teachers from early childcare centers in the Baltimore-Washington Conference attend three educational workshops and receive required MSDE accreditation.  For more information, please contact Marie Matthews.

Children’s Ministry Showcase – A one-day event for Christian vendors to showcase Sunday School and Vacation Bible School curricula.
» For more information, contact Marie Matthews.

Children’s Ministry Resources


You may purchase many of these titles on Cokesbury, or via Amazon.

  • What Every Sunday School Teacher should know: 24 Secrets that can help you change lives, by Elmer L. Towns
  • Ready, Set, Teach: Training and Supporting Volunteers in Christian Education, by Meredith Moriak
  • The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School, by Aaron Reynolds
  • Jump with Jesus, by Lily Erlic
  • How to Train Volunteer Teachers, by Delia Halverson
  • Equipped to Lead – Children’s Sunday School Guide, by The Consultative Group on Ministry Among Children
  • Out of the Box – Helps for Children’s Sunday School Teachers, by Abingdon Press
  • How to Have a Great Sunday School, by Wes & Sheryl Haystead
  • Building Children’s Ministry, by Tina House
  • Stretch, by Jim Wideman
  • Think Orange, by Reggie Joiner
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, by Leo Buscaglia
  • Seamless Faith, by Traci Smith
  • A Family Journey with Jesus through Lent, by Angela Burrin
  • Grand Days by Group Publishing
  • Lord, Bless My Child, by William & Nancie Carmichael
  • Family Faith Celebration: Milestone Kits: Baby Blessing, Faith Commitment, First Bible, by Group Publishing
  • The Child in Christian Thought, edited by Marcia J. Bunge
  • Safe Sanctuaries, by Joy Thornburg Melton
  • Safe Sanctuaries in a Virtual World, by Joy Thornburg Melton and Michelle L. Foster

Additional Publications and Materials

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