Tools for Faith Formation
Resources to aid in the Christian education of anyone – at any age!
Here’s a marvelous curation of materials to help congregations of every size and shape.
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- Association of Presbyterian Church Educators
- Presbyterian Youth Workers Association
- Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network
- Presbyterian Camps and Conference Centers
- UKirk-Collegiate Ministries
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:
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.
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
Picture Book Theology:
Website with ideas for how secular picture books connect with the sacred for use in churches, retreats, in parochial schools, and at home
Praying in Color:
Active, visual, and meditative form of intercessory prayer. Website explains how to pray using this approach. Books with instructions and pre-printed prayer pages to apply to learning in Scripture, practicing lectio divina and praying in other ways.
Online library of books for children and older youth with ideas for use in worship and Christian education settings. Book reviews, lesson plans using the books and lectionary reading tied to books.
Union Presbyterian Seminary
(Living in Faith Together):
Resources that invite all ages to share food, learn, worship, and have fun in small groups around tables. Replaces or supplements traditional Sunday school. Can also be used at home.
offers online courses/videos for new members, elders/deacons, adults, and even confirmation. Created by Synod of Mid-America.