Back to School & Teacher Appreciation Day Ministry Resources
Here are resources to assist in making the most of schooling, whatever and wherever it may be. But, let's remember that God will use those who trust Him regardless of their level of education. He is the true Source of one's identify and accomplishment in life, not one's educational background.
Click on a tab below to view a list of resources such as options (public, Christian school, homeschool), higher education collegiate ministry, campus ministries, teacher appreciation, and other miscellaneous resources including school violence.
Resources to Help You Express Gratitude on Teachers Appreciation Day.
Teacher Appreciation Gifts Ideas
- Gift Books for Teachers
- Keyrings for Teachers
- Magnets for Teachers
- Mugs for Teachers
- Plaques for Teachers
- Totes for Teachers
Miscellaneous Help for Teachers & Staff Appreciation Celebration
General Info About Making School Choices
- How Can I Sort Through All The Different Schooling Options For My Children?
- The School Choice: Public school, private school or homeschool?
- School Choices: What's Best for Your Child? by Jan Sheble
Option: Christian Schools
- American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
- Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
- Christian Schools International Member School Directory
- Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson
- Homeschool Basics: How to Get Started, Keep Motivated, and Bring Out the Best in Your Kids by Tricia Goyer, Kristi Clover
- Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God and Teach Your Children with Confidence by Jamie Erickson
- Homeschooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles by Paul Suarez, Gena Suarez
- So You're Thinking About Homeschooling, Revised by Lisa Whelchel
- Homeschool Conventions
- Homeschool State Organizations
- Homeschool Planners & Organizers - logs, planning, record keeping
Option: Public Schools
- Going Public: Your Child Can Thrive in Public School by David & Kelli Pritchard, Dean Merrill
- Navigating Public Schools: Charting a Course to Protect Your Child's Christian Faith and Worldview by Stephen & Sarah Williams
- Serving Local Schools: Bring Christ's Compassion to the Core of Your Community by Chuck Bomar
Engage in Outreach & Discipleship through Campus Ministries
- 3 Questions to Ask When You Meet with Local School Administrators
- 4 Moves to Grow and Transform a Campus Ministry
- 5 Tips for Campus Ministry
Organizations Promoting Campus Ministry:
- Every School
- Cru - Campus Crusade for Christ - the collegiate ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ
- Cru High School - Student Venture, Campus Crusade for Christ
- Released Time - includes state laws
- See You at the Pole
Resources for Higher Education, Collegiate Ministry: College, Graduate School, Seminary
- Don't Start a "College-Age Ministry" Until You Take These Steps
- Get Involved in Collegiate Ministry
- Ten Things to Know about Leading Young Adults
- 10 Things Every Christian Should Know For College: A Student’s Guide on Doubt, Community, & Identity by Austin Gentry
- 99 Thoughts For College-Age People by Chuck Bomar
- A Different College Experience: Following Christ in College by Ben Trueblood and Brian Mills
- College Bound: What Christian Parents Need to Know About Helping Their Kids Choose a College by Thomas A. Shaw
- College Ministry 101: A Guide to Working With 18-25 Year Olds by Chuck Bomar
- College Ministry from Scratch: A Practical Guide to Start and Sustain a Successful College Ministry by Chuck Bomar
- College Ministry in a Post-Christian Culture by Stephen Lutz
- Everything You Need to Know Before College by Matthew Paul Turner
- Freshman: The College Student's Guide to Developing Wisdom by Mark Matlock
- How to Stay Christian in College by J. Budziszewski
- Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood: A Practical Theology for College and Young Adult Ministry by David P. Setran, Chris A. Kiesling
- Student to Student: A Guide to College Life by Paul Buchanan, Paula Miller
- The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief & Behavior During the University Years by Steven Garber
- The Ultimate Guide to Being a Christian in College: Don't Forget to Pack Your Faith by Jeff Baxter
- Thriving at College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready for the Real World! by Alex Chediak
- Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower's Guide for the Journey by Jonathan Morrow
Back to School & General Educational Helps
- 3 Ways the Church can Help Kids with Back-to-School Anxiety
- 7 Back to School Event Ideas
- Back to School ... Sharpen up! Pencil Object Lesson for Kids (Proverbs 27:17)
- Five Ways to Pray for Back-to-School
- Ministering to Kids as They go Back to School
- School as a Mission Field ?????
- Back to School Coloring Pages
- Graduation Resources
- Baker's Guide to Christian Distance Education Site
Praying for Students & Their School Life
- How To Pray For Your Child's School
- Prayer Can Help Our Schools
- Prayer for College Students
- Prayer for Graduating Students
- Prayer for Students
- Teacher's Prayer for Students
- Why We Should Be Praying for Our Schools
- Protecting Your Child through Prayer by Karen Scalf Linamen
School Violence / Shootings
- Helping Children Process the School Shooting in ...
- How Could a Loving God ... ?
- How to Talk With Kids About Shootings
- How to Talk with Your Kids and Teenagers About School Shootings
- School Violence: Can You Keep Your Kids Safe?
- School Violence: How Can We Keep Our Children Safe?
- Talking with Children about School Shootings
- The Church's Response to Evil Acts
- The "missing link" to school violence?
May God protect the hearts and minds of students of all ages. Use these Back to School ministry resources but make prayer your first line of defense for teachers and students alike.