Educate a Child Toolkit

For Congregations

Practical tools and starting points for congregations working or seeking involvement with direct service and advocacy for education.

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Want to start an education-oriented ministry in your congregation but don’t know where to begin? Already have an education program but want to be more effective? Involved in direct service but looking for a way to participate in local education advocacy? Have great ideas for a ministry but looking for funding sources?

► See index of topics at right under “Learn More” to read the toolkit online or download the entire toolkit below.


Educate a Child Toolkit Section 7: Keep in Touch

Information on how to keep up with the Educate a Child initiative. To read the entire article, download this resource. If you’d like to see the full document, download this resource, or see it as a web page here. Download the entire Educate a Child Toolkit here, or read it on our web site here.

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 6: Vignette Guidelines

Ideally, we’re looking for an article between 500 and 800 words, written in a news-reporting style featuring highlights and quotes, including who and how many children are served through this ministry – whether it’s a tutoring program serving 20 children or a local advocacy effort affecting 25,000 students in your district. If any congregations involved… Read more »

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 5: Pentecost Offering 101

A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used… Read more »

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 4: School Board Advocacy

There is great hunger for a movement to protect and revitalize the promise of public education as our nation’s gateway to democracy and racial and economic justice. To do so, we will need to not only help individual children to succeed, but change the systems of education that routinely fail them. This type of change requires… Read more »
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