Links to Family-Friendly Sites:
On this page, we will feature links to other online resources that families may find helpful. Please check back; we will continue to add more over time:
The Carpenter's Ministry Toolbox
This free website contains a toolbox full of educational strategies, tools, thoughts, and ideas for ministry. Author Laura Langhoff Arndt is trained and certified as a Lutheran teacher who works with Sola Publishing in producing educational materials. On this blogsite she provides helpful hints for teachers and parents, as she gives advice on how to approach Christian education in both the Church and at home. She also provides suggestions a number of downloadable activities. You are welcome to take, use, and/or adapt these ideas and let the Holy Spirit work through them!
The Bible Project
The Bible Project website hosts a number of short animated videos on Books, Stories, and Themes from Scripture. It is free to use, at home or at church. Content is directed toward an audience of youth to adults, but can be watched by middle-schoolers as well. From their website: "We believe that the story of Jesus has the power to transform people and entire communities. Our mission is to help people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus."
The Awaken Project
The Awaken Project is a school year-long discipleship/internship program that seeks to inspire, educate, and disciple young adults that feel called to be leaders within the Christian church. Their goal is to help equip young adults (ages 18-25) in discovering their God given purpose by exposing them to practical ministry experiences that will build up and reveal the gifts God has given them.
Lutherans For Life
Lutherans For Life is an organization that lifts up the calling of parents and families as a gift from God. Lutherans For Life believes that every human life—from conception to natural death regardless of physical or mental challenges or condition of dependence—is precious in God’s sight. Lutherans For Life has a nation-wide network of state federations, chapters, and Life Teams. They have many family-related resources available through their website: www.lutheransforlife.org .
Our Mission: Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life.
Our Vision: Every Lutheran, both individually and in community, upholding the God-given value of human life and influencing society to do the same.