Safety & Security

Helpful tips and resources on safety and security for children’s ministry including insurance and screening companies, sample forms and policies, online training resources, and so much more.

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Special Needs Ministry

Resources to aid you in starting and continuing a special needs ministry.

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Bible Drill & Youth Speakers’ Tournament

The Bible Drill & Youth Speakers’ Tournament encourages children and youth to increase their Bible knowledge, to learn how to handle the Bible, to apply Biblical principles to their life, and to develop memory skills.

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MinistrySafe: A Complete Child Safety System

MinistrySafe provides a 5-Part Safety System to protect children and those who serve them in churches and child-serving organizations.

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Like our SBCV Kids Facebook page to gain information on new resources, blog posts from ministry leaders, and upcoming events, or request to join our Resources Exchange Facebook group.

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SBC of Virginia is networking children’s ministry groups across the state! Interested in joining a regional networking group that is currently meeting? Contact Cindy Middaugh to get involved.


Cindy Middaugh

Children’s Ministry Strategist

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Find training and encouragement at one of our events.

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Lifeway Kids

Resourcing for every leader. Equipping for every kids ministry. Curriculum you can trust.

Sunday School / Discipleship: Every Lifeway Kids curriculum equips you to lead your kids with trustworthy content that is rooted in Scripture. Christ-centered Bible studies, topical Bible studies, or book-by-book Bible studies — whatever teaching style fits your ministry — Lifeway Kids has a resource to match your needs. Select your style below to find the right curriculum for your ministry. Visit teachkids.lifeway.com to learn more.

Vacation Bible School: With so many options available people often get caught up on the VBS theme or look. At Lifeway we say that the THEME DOESN’T MATTER… YOUR KIDS DO! We believe that the content is what is the most important aspect of any VBS program. Learn more by visiting lifeway.com/vbs.

Levels of Biblical Learning: As kids grow, their understanding of foundational truths grows with them. Levels of Biblical Learning covers 10 biblical concept areas that children and students can learn as they study God’s Word. Visit lifeway.com/levelsofbiblicallearning to learn more.

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Resource Partners

10 Steps to Developing Children’s Ministry

Whether you’re the children’s ministry director of a new church or if you’re looking to grow your children’s ministry, 10 Steps to Developing a Children’s Ministry is for you. Join Danielle Whitley as she explores how to lead the children entrusted to your ministry, how to equip parents to be disciple-makers at home, and how to lay a biblical foundation for generations of Christ followers to come.

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Awana

Reach Kids.  Equip Leaders.  Change the World.  Awana is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background.

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Child Evangelism Fellowship

Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day.  Child Evangelism Fellowship is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.

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Kidz Blitz

Geared directly to children, this fast-paced evangelistic participation show provides an opportunity for children to hear and respond to the Gospel with their parents and children’s leaders. Turning spectators into participants, it is an interactive and participant-oriented hour of fun.

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Upward Sports

As your church seeks to impact the next generation, Upward Sports’ desire is to provide you with the ministry tools to do just that! Take time to visit this website, designed specifically for your church. With the help of the SBCV team, they have compiled free resources and benefits specific to your state!

Regardless of your church size or location, sports ministry is a powerful tool to reach your community and impact the next generation. Upward Sports would love to help customize your sports experience. Schedule your call today by clicking the link below.

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Word of Life

Our purpose is to reach youth whose culture is always changing with biblical truth that never changes. We seek to be both biblical and relevant and keep the two in balance. We are a non-denominational Christian organization creating faith-defining experiences that give students and families the chance to encounter God and grow in their spiritual walks.

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Video Resources on VBS and Children's Ministry

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Resources for Special Needs Ministry
Resources to aid you in starting and continuing a special needs ministry.
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Resources for Children’s Ministry Safety
Helpful tips and resources on safety for children’s ministry
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