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.

Parenting: You got the guidebook, right?

One-minute read. Oh wait, you didn’t get a parenting guidebook either when you brought that little one home? It sure would have been useful, Whether you are a parent-to-be, have a full house or find yourself being a hands-on grandparent, choose to spend Saturday, September 12th in good company – Parenting With Mindfulness workshop

This is NOT Sunday School: A Weekly Christian Learning Opportunity

Two-minute read. Something new and exciting is here. Check out “This is NOT Sunday School: A Weekly Christian Learning Opportunity” – a true collaborative Episcopal Church effort for all ages that is especially welcome as we navigate these remarkable times.

Your Daily Life Is Your Temple: Continued

Three-minute read. This time we are looking at Chapter Three – Work: The Fabric of the World. Find out what work has to do with spirituality.

Education for Ministry Online Classes

One-minute read.
Every baptized person is called to ministry. Education for Ministry online classes might be the perfect fit for you.

Here For You

One-Minute read.
Are we making disciples in West Missouri? Yes?

Words of wellness

One-minute read. Bringing words of wellness into our lives is a good thing. Take a closer look at some thought provoking favorites that offer encouragement and insight.

Growing into a Rule of Life

Five-minute read. Thomas Moore said, “The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”

Spirituality and the “Household Yogi”

Four-minute read. Are you a ‘household yogi?’ Religion and spirituality are not necessarily the same thing, although they may certainly travel the same path.

Lesson, sermon, and bulletin resources for churches and groups

One-minute Read. We have recently received a few inquiries from people and churches seeking information and resources for lessons and bulletins for their churches. As it has been a while since we discussed the resources available for congregations and groups, here’s a quick summary.

Going beyond coping, parenting with mindfulness

Two-minute read. Parents, grandparents, caregivers – grab a donut, coffee, and slippers and join us in an online Parenting With Mindfulness Workshop on Saturday, September 12. This workshop, the first of a new series of Wellness Gatherings, will provide practical information to take parenting beyond coping and lead to understanding.

You Are In Good Company

Two-minute read. If you find being a follower of Christ in today’s world hard – you are in good company. This is not new, people have been facing challenges like those we face today since the beginning of Christianity.

Check out our Christian formation resources

One-minute read. Need help with Christian Formation? There are lots of published formation related articles to help you. Take a moment to check them out.

Race and Diversity Resources for Adult Christian Formation

One-minute read. As Christians affirm the dignity of every human being; that all are created in the image of God and all are beloved. Here are some resources that can be used to spark conversation and understanding on this complex subject.

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