Children's Ministry Basics is a series of training resources from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland's (PCI) Council for Congregational Life and Witness, to equip people with key skills for use in children's ministry. They are produced to be accessible to everyone, regardless of level of experience, to support and develop skills for engaging children's ministry within congregations, Holiday Bible Clubs, and beyond.
Below, you will find a series of training videos covering various aspects of children's ministry, from teaching a memory verse to leading from the front, and more. A transcript of each video is also available to download from the Downloads menu on this page.
To download the videos for use within your own congregation, or smaller setting, follow the link below each video, and select the Download option. There is also a link with each video to a non-subtitled version, also available for download.
Children's Ministry Basics videos
Leading from the front
Children’s Ministry Basics // Leading from the front (w/ subtitles)
Children’s Ministry Basics // Leading from the front (no subs)
Teaching the memory verse
Children’s Ministry Basics // Teaching the memory verse (w/ subtitles)
Children’s Ministry Basics // Teaching the memory verse (no subs)
Telling the story
Children’s Ministry Basics // Telling the story (w/ subtitles)
Children’s Ministry Basics // Telling the story (no subs)
Opening the Bible with children
Children's Ministry Basics // Opening the Bible (w/ subtitles)
Preparing your programme
Children's Ministry Basics // Preparing your programme (w/ subtitles)
Children's Ministry Basics // Discipline with subtitles from Presbyterian Church in Ireland on Vimeo.