Foundations is OneHope’s training brand that shares valuable insights and innovations to equip children’s and youth ministers globally. The name Foundations is taken from 1 Corinthians 3:10-11: “According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
This original training series is enriching the level of children’s ministry around the world. The training communicates the importance of ministering to children from a young age and equips teachers and children’s workers with the knowledge and practical strategies to do so.
Essentials of Children's Ministry
A deeper look at how to use a variety of teaching methods to effectively engage children as they transition through different developmental stages. It covers teaching with God’s purpose, how children grow, how children learn, and a method for sharing the Gospel in storytelling format.
Adapted for Zoom, you will learn about welcoming children with disabilities, ministering to children who have been abused, reaching children who are unreached, and a powerful method for sharing the Gospel in an honor-shame context.
This series responds to the Church’s expressed need for better training resources for ministry to teens. The training walks participants through the importance of engaging youth with their faith during this critical life stage and how to do so practically and effectively.
Essentials of Youth Ministry
A deeper exploration of how to spiritually develop teens as they grow and change. Through this training, participants learn about building faith in the lives of youth, how to enhance teen’s engagement with Scripture, biblical mentoring techniques, and how to teach and practice spiritual disciplines.
Training resources to accompany OneHope's current programs. Get the help you need to learn and implement programs including Lead Today, 17 Stories, and more for kids and teens in your local community.
Equipping the Church
OneHope's heart is to equip churches for more effective ministry to children and youth as we seek to reach every child with God's Word. We are constantly developing new resources in this space, so be sure to check back here for the latest releases!
Effective Children's & Youth Ministry
This series of trainings equips leaders to be more effective in their ministry to the next generation across three basic areas: Advocacy, Ministry, and Biblical and theological training. These practical modules take a deep dive into specialized topical areas ranging from how to develop Sunday School lessons to how to minister to children with special needs.
Planting Churches for the Next Generation
This vision casting training shares OneHope’s model for planting next-generation focused churches. It lays out the biblical basis for church multiplication, the definition of a healthy church, and the importance of including children and youth in the work of the Great Commission. This training was developed specifically for use in Africa and includes outreach strategies, discipleship resources, and testimonies from church planting movements in this area of the world.
Safeguarding Children from Abuse
Developed in partnership with GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment). This training provides critical insight on the nature of child abuse and how it hides in churches and homes. Participants will learn about the devastating effects abuse has on children, and be equipped to take proactive steps to protect vulnerable children, as well as care for survivors, and hold abusers accountable. This training is currently available as an online course with an accompanying introductory e-book.