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Tools for Faith Formation
PC(USA) Office of Christian Formation and their new Faith Practices Toolkit provides endless resources and features the collaboration of 5 collective partners:
- Association of Presbyterian Church Educators
- Presbyterian Youth Workers Association
- Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network
- Presbyterian Camps and Conference Centers
- UKirk-Collegiate Ministries
Presbyterian Mission Agency provides numerous resources around multiple topics, including Intergenerational Mission. Click on this link to access their website and use free tools available to all.
A recent addition from the Office of Christian Formation, Why Presbyterians Are Like That, is a 10-session Bible study designed for college students and young adults. The Office of Christian Formation has partnered with UKirk Collegiate Ministries to offer this series of free downloadable PDF Bible studies based on one Presbyterian chaplain’s suggestion of 10 reasons Presbyterians are the way we are. The study was written by Austin College chaplain and director of Church Relations the Rev. Dr. John Williams. To learn more or for individual lesson PDFs, click here. There will be an adaptation of this resource available in early 2023 for other adult class settings.
Camps and Conferences
Go-To Communion Kits and Other Ideas! by Britanny DiGiamarrino, SCC for FRP
FREE VBS Curriculum from the Fuller Center
Restoration Therapy Resources by Brianna White, St. Andrews (Macon)
Big Ideas in Youth Ministry Facebook Page & Podcast
Hope4CE Facebook page
Parents Take 5 Podcast
New Resources from the PC(USA) Store
The PC(USA) Store has a new digital Christian Education and Ministry catalog for 2023-24 containing direct links to resources for the easiest way to learn more about our resources. Don’t forget about our interactive digital catalog that showcases curriculum options for all ages in your congregation, plus books for engaging Matthew 25, Advent and Lent, group study, children’s ministry, and leadership. Korean and Spanish language resources are also included.
Also worth a watch is our video on How to find Curriculum on PC(USA) Store. This three-minute video will help you navigate our website like a pro when looking for curriculum. We have some great information about our resources on our website and this video shows you where find them.
The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators
The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators has a resource page for remote ministries at:
Curated resources for faith formation, including seasonal ideas for all ages.
Virginia Theological Seminary:
Resources gathered (curriculum, blogs) on a variety of topics (intergenerational, children, storytelling, older adults.)
Christian Reformed Church:
Disparity Trap, a board game to prompt “conversations around race, wealth, and privilege in the USA and how those constructs impact society. “Step into someone else’s shoes and experience the disparities within a position different from your own.”
Downloadable labyrinths to paint, color, and embellish with personal messages or meditations.
The Labyrinth Society:
Flame Creative Children’s Ministry:
Ideas to help parents and children’s church leaders. Creative storytelling and prayers, coloring pages, church seasonal activities.
Uniquely created for babies and toddlers, these resources introduce little ones to faith concepts in age-appropriate ways.
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living
This thirty-six-unit curriculum is based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers. Written for people of all ages who wish to live out their faith, this new curriculum examines where these practices are found in the Bible and how they have been used in the Christian faith then and now.
Ideas and Resources for Church Musicians:
Printable and digital resources for creatively integrating visual arts in worship for all ages.
Children’s bulletins and messages, intergenerational coloring posters and coloring pages
Taking Faith Home bulletin inserts and faith discussion cards based on the Revised Common Lectionary. Milestone event recognition modules. Birthed from Vibrant Faith Ministries.
Resources and ideas for ministry with all ages using an interactive platform
Christian Reformed Church
is an excellent resource for teacher training and adult studies and these studies will soon be used for those who would like to become certified as a Christian Educator