Children & Youth

Small Group Discipleship Resources

for Children and Youth




Supplemental Resources for Covenant Discipleship with Youth & Children

Everyday Disciples Start-Up Guide (Discipleship Ministries) (PDF)

This basic guide is designed as a supplement to Everyday Disciples: Covenant Discipleship with Youth. This document outlines a process that church leadership could use to begin covenant discipleship groups with youth.

Everyday Disciples Guides for Youth (Discipleship Ministries) (PDF)

This resource outlines the ideal qualities and role of the Guide for youth involved in Covenant Discipleship, and is meant for a church volunteer or staff person interested in starting and organizing covenant discipleship groups with youth.

Everyday Disciples: Confidentiality (Discipleship Ministries) (PDF)

This document explores the value and need for confidentiality as a part of covenant discipleship groups with youth, as well as suggestions for actions when confidentiality must be broken.

Everyday Disciples: John Wesley’s 22 Questions

These are 22 questions the members of John Wesley’s Holy Club asked themselves every day in their private devotions over 200 years ago.

Everyday Disciples: Parents of Youth in Covenant Groups (Discipleship Ministries LINK)

This online resource is designed as a supplement to Everyday Disciples: Covenant Discipleship with Youth. This piece identifies ways that parents can support their youth in the experience of Covenant Discipleship.

WEBINAR: Children and Covenant Discipleship: a conversation with Steve Manskar & Melanie C. Gordon (Discipleship Ministries LINK)

Steve Manskar and Melanie C. Gordon discuss Covenant Discipleship as a proven and effective resource for helping children live as followers of Jesus Christ.

WEBINAR: Covenant Discipleship with Children (Discipleship Ministries LINK)

Worship, Devotion, Compassion, and Devotion. Do these words sound familiar to you? Join us on this interactive webinar as we explore the new resource Covenant Discipleship with Children, and how to implement Covenant Discipleship with children in your congregation. Learn how to help the children that you serve go deeper in their relationship with God and others.



Recommended Resources for Small Group Discipleship

Growing Everyday Disciples: Covenant Discipleship With Children is a formational resource by Melanie C. Gordon, Susan Groseclose, and Gayle Quay that equips adults who serve in ministry with children ages 8-11 to guide children towards a mature faith through everyday acts of compassion, justice, worship, and devotion under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Covenant Discipleship helps connect children with Jesus Christ and one another through ongoing mutual accountability and support for living in the world as Christ followers. The resource offers leaders in ministry with children suggestions for forming covenants, exploring accountability, evaluations, and a choice of plans to organize, maintain, and evaluate Covenant Discipleship groups with children. This resource also provides a brief background on discipleship, covenants, and society meetings of the Methodist Movement, and can be used as preparation for confirmation.





Everyday Disciples: Covenant Discipleship With Youth by Chris Wilterdink resources pastors, youth leaders, and youth groups with information and planning materials related to Covenant Discipleship and accountability practices. Covenant Discipleship encourages youth to connect with Christ and one another through mutual accountability. It also encourages a networked support structure for living in the world as Christ followers.