Christian Formation

Here you’ll find all the published Christian Formation articles.

Christian Formation expands our minds, shapes our hearts, and builds God’s kingdom. The Christian Formation Office is here to provide the support you need for Children, Youth, Young Adults, Adults, and Generations in community together.

There are lots of Christian Formation resources available on our website, why not check them out?

If you have questions contact Kim Snodgrass, Assistant to the Bishop for Christian Formation.

Your Daily Life Is Your Temple

Three-Minute read.
If your heart is hungry for a more vibrant spiritual life, I encourage you to come on a journey with me. – Katie Mansfield.

Strengthening your compassion

One-Minute read. Is compassion a rare attribute nowadays? I can’t answer that, but it is worth asking myself if I think, speak and act in a way that reflects this core Christian value.

Faith + Yoga = Formation!

One-Minute read. Scripture tells us that our body is a temple. We glorify God with our bodies when we incorporate faith and physical activities.

Becoming Anti-Racist

One-Minute read. If you have also found yourself at an intersection – of faith and a commitment to becoming anti-racist – these past few weeks, this chart may inspire you to explore, grow and deepen that very personal journey.

Labyrinths close to home

Three-Minute read. Several congregations in our diocese have chosen to create a labyrinth on their grounds. Open to the community around them they are a wonderful way to spread peace and encourage contemplation. Check out six close to home!

Sign Up For Backyard VBS!

July 13 at 7 p.m. Summer is a great time to explore God’s Wondrous Creation. Sign up to join a diocesan-wide Backyard VBS!

Art As Meditation

One-Minute read. Can we paint our way to peace and awareness? Maybe so, because it’s not about skill or a frameable finished product. It’s all about the process.

Be the change you wish to see in the world

One-minute read. If you’ve been spending the last week wondering how to be a positive force working towards a world where pain and suffering isn’t caused by a fellow human there are answers.

Personal Prayer

Two-Minute read.
We get to know someone better by talking and listening to each other, building a relationship. We call this time together by different names when comes to friends, but with God, we call it prayer.

Building a balanced spiritual life

One-Minute read.
It’s very easy to go through life without thinking much at all about spiritual matters, but Christianity calls us to think about who God is, and who we are. This is a religion of transformation.

Ordinary time is anything but

One-Minute read.
I love how the liturgical year is put together to include time for the ordinary. Stretching from now until November we can make it extraordinarily ordinary.

Honoring Pentecost at Home

One-Minute read and one-minute video. Honoring Pentecost in your household helps focus on the gift and the work of the Holy Spirit, which fills us at all times and in all places.

Backyard Vacation Bible School!

One-Minute read. Even in a COVID-19 world we can creatively bring children (and families) from all over the diocese together. Let’s do Backyard VBS!

Recognize graduates, teachers, and end of the year programs

One-Minute read.
The traditions and rituals of spring will be different this year in new and creative ways. Here are some ideas on how to recognize and celebrate graduates, teachers and end of year programs in meaningful and memorable ways – even in the midst of a pandemic!

Pentecost Ideas – virtual and otherwise!

One-Minute read. Whether your congregation is able to meet in person or not, you can use creative ways to call attention to the Spirit that is with us today – ‘the alongside one’ – that comforts, empowers and helps us live in the Way of Jesus.

Reflections On “Social Distancing”

One-minute read. Episcopalians in West Missouri come to understand “social distancing” in relation to faith and the way we live our lives.

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