Children, Youth and Family Web Sites

Web resources for issues connected with children, youth, family, and ministry. Each of categories link to a list of sites below.

Religious Education for Children

Annotated Bibliography for Children, Youth and Family Ministry (PDF)

Christianity Today Children’s Ministry

Workshop Rotation Model

Godly Play Resources

Practical Sunday school and Christian education resources

Youth and Family Ministry

Princeton Theological Seminary Institute for Youth Ministry

Family Based Youth Ministry

Youth and Family Institute

Huntington College Link Institute for youth ministry

Peer Ministry

Youthworker Journal articles

Youth Ministry Resources

Urban Youth Workers Institute

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

Network on Transitions to Adulthood

Family Ministry: Empowering Through Faith articles

Center for Youth and Family Ministry

Center for Family & Community Ministries Baylor University

The Source for Youth Ministry ideas

Youth Ministry Resources

Resource List of 6000 websites of interest to youth pastors

Faith Inkubators

Way to Live: Christain Practices for Teens

MethodX: The Way of Christ

On-Line Devotions Upper Room Ministries Devo’zine

Practicing Our Faith

TalkPoints (relationship building)

Youth Leadership

Research: Children, Youth, and Family Ministry

National Study of Youth and Religion Resources and additional surveys and
Youth Ministry Websites

Faith Factors Research

Search Institute 

Study of Exemplary Congregations in Youth Ministry

Youth and Religion Research Project

Barna Research

Research on Religion and Families from Hartford

Brain Connection Library

Fuller Youth Institute

Denominational Websites about Children and Youth

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

Roman Catholic

Episcopal Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

ELCA synod Resource Center

ELCA Outdoor Ministries

Missouri Synod Lutheran Church

Assembly of God National Youth Ministries

United Methodist Church

Wesleyan Church

United Church of Christ

Presbyterian Church

Greek Orthodox

Southern Baptist Convention

Unitarian Universalist

Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Children With Special Needs

Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

Faith Ability: Religion, Spirituality, and Disability

United Methodist Church Disabilities Concerns

The Center for the Study of Religion and Disability

Reformed Church in America Disability Resources

Worship and Children

Bibliography of Resources for Intergenerational Worship from Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Wonderful collection of worship resources

The Text This Week Revised Common Lectionary

Environmental Issues

Earth Ministry Annotated Bibliography & Congregation Resources

Earth Charter Initiative

North American Association fro Environmental Education


Web of Creation

Peace and Justice

Center for Children and Theology Nonviolence

Sojourners: Christians for Justice and Peace

Joint Religious Legislative Council

Christian Non-Violence Study Group

United Nations Special Session on Children


United Nations Children’s News

Center for Research on Child Well Being

Future of Children


Association for Children’s Spirituality


Challenge of Media Culture

Film Study Sites


The Media Theory Site

Internet Movie Database

Movie Themes Index

Movie Reviews

Websites about films and faith

Pop culture from a spiritual point of view

Christian Music Central

Media Channel

Media Literacy Websites

Christian Software for children, youth and adults


Religion and Ethics News Weekly

Resources for Christian Leaders

Journal of Religious Leadership

Pulpit and Pew Research on Pastoral Leadership

Alban Institute

Lilly Endowment Religion page

Journal of Lutheran Ethics

Resources for American Christianity

Mentoring Peer Resources


Professional Religious Educational

Religious Education Association

Religious Studies Web Guide

Hartford Institute for Religious Education

Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

Yale University Divinity School Library Research Guide for Christianity

Reference Tools

Free Online Religion Resources

American Academy of Religion

Lutheran Association of Christian Educators

Association of Presbyterian Church Educators

Resources and Publishers

Augsburg Fortress

Group Publishing

Hartcourt Religion Publishers: Whole Community Catechesis


Youthwork: resources for youth workers

Godly Play Resources

Search Institute

Faith Inkubators

Practicing Our Faith

Youth and Family Institute

Christian Software for children, youth and adults

Youth Leadership

Statistics About Children and Youth

AACAP developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families

Kids Count tracks the status of children in the country

American Religion Data Archive-recent religious statistics are available

Statistics about America’s children

Child Trends Data Bank

Bureau for Justice Statistics about juveniles

World Religions Statistic Geography Church Statistics

The Health and Well-being of Children and Youth

Children’s Defense Fund

The Future of Children provides resources and analysis to promote effective policies and programs for children from Princeton and Brookings Research

Viva Network: Better Care for Children

Annie E Casey Foundation to build better futures for vulnerable children and families

Children Now organization to ensure that children are at the top of public policy

Clearing House on Developments in Child, Youth and Family Policies

List of Crisis Hotlines from National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth

Child and Family Web Guide for a multitude of issues for children of all ages and families

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has resources on many issues affecting children and youth

List of websites for youth in crisis

National PTA has good parent resources section

Children Youth and Family Consortium at U of M

Frameworks Institute: Kids Count E-Zines articles about issues involving children

Childwatch CWI Research Resources: The network is a response of the research community to insure that the perspectives of children are heard.

Children Youth and Families Education and Research Network

Youthwork: resources for youth workers

Youth Today is an on-line newsletter about working with youth

Become a Child Advocate

Interfaith Websites

World Religions Index: a website to help Christians understand other world faiths

Interfaith Network