Children's and Family 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 Christians Engaged in Faith Formation (CEF) presents these events each year:

Early Childhood Conference – held once a year in August.  Teachers from early childcare centers in the Baltimore-Washington Conference attend three educational workshops and and receive two Professional Activity Units for MSDE Credentialing .  For information on presenter bios, schedules and directions, please visit their website or contact Julie Robbins.

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 and Family 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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