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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. 
How Do I Become a Certified Christian Educator? 
Vickie Dieth is our presbytery’s Educator Certification Advisor.
Reach Vickie via email or 850-766-9561 if you are wondering whether certification might be for you!

Camps and Conferences

Dogwood Acres

Montreat

Other Resources

Big Ideas in Youth Ministry Facebook Page & Podcast

Hope4CE Facebook page 

Parents Take 5 Podcast 

The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators

The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators has a resource page for remote ministries at:

apcenet.org/remote-ministry-resources

Building Faith:

Curated resources for faith formation, including seasonal ideas for all ages.

Virginia Theological Seminary:

buildfaith.org

CRC Toolkits:

Resources gathered (curriculum, blogs) on a variety of topics (intergenerational, children, storytelling, older adults.)

Christian Reformed Church: 

CRCNA.org

Finger Labyrinths:

Downloadable labyrinths to paint, color, and embellish with personal messages or meditations.

The Labyrinth Society:

labyrinthsociety.org

Flame Creative Children’s Ministry:

Ideas to help parents and children’s church leaders.  Creative storytelling and prayers, coloring pages, church seasonal activities.

Mina Munns:

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com

Ideas and Resources for Church Musicians:

Printable and digital resources for creatively integrating visual arts in worship for all ages.

Ashley Danyew:

ashleydanyew.com

Illustrated Resources:

Children’s bulletins and messages, intergenerational coloring posters and coloring pages

Ilustrated Ministry: 

illustratedministry.com

Milestones Ministry:

Taking Faith Home bulletin inserts and faith discussion cards based on the Revised Common Lectionary.  Milestone event recognition modules.  Birthed from Vibrant Faith Ministries.

Milestonesministry.org

The Network:

Resources and ideas for ministry with all ages using an interactive platform

Christian Reformed Church

Network.crcna.org

Opening Doors to Discipleship 

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

Hanna Schock

Picturebooktheology.com

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.

Sybil MacBeth

Prayingincolor.com

Storypath:

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

Storypath.edu

Sunday LIFT
(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.

GenOn Ministries 

Genonministries.org

Theocademy 

offers online courses/videos for new members, elders/deacons, adults, and even confirmation. Created by Synod of Mid-America.

Treasure Box Tuesday:

Weekly email of resources for children and family ministries.  Links to articles, products, books, conferences.

Traci Smith

Traci-smith.com

Visual Faith Cards:

Practice that guides through imagery into deeper faith formation. Used in multiple settings including Bible studies, youth groups, storytelling, intergenerational gatherings. Available as a database or printed cards.

Vibrant Faith

Vibrantfaith.org

Worship arts resources:

Downloadable resources that help all ages lead in worship.

GenOn Ministries

Genonministries.org

Worshipping with Children:

Lectionary blog offers help for specific Sundays for intergenerational worship. Ideas include reading Scripture, prayers and liturgy that engage all ages.

Carolyn Brown

Worshipingwithchildren.com