Christian Formation

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.

Education for Ministry Class Forming

One-Minute read. Invest in your spiritual life by signing up for an EfM class. Students will tell you it is gratifying, enjoyable, and challenging.

Justice: Leaving our comfort zone

One-Minute read. Love is something we do. Let us try our best to make our words and actions a witness to the world.

Plan for a Spirit-filled Summer

One-Minute read. Summer might be one of the best times to kick formational opportunities up a notch for God’s children of all ages. Explore simple and engaging ideas on the BuildingFaith.org website or visit a link here that catches your eye.

Remembering and Celebrating in May

One-Minute read. Everyday saints are all around us, those (un)conventional people whose light burns bright, and each is worth celebrating … and remembering.

Praying the Lord’s Prayer with All Creatures

How can we integrate all creation into our practice of praying; joining human with nonhuman kindred prayer? Find out more through a three-session online class offered by the University of the South (Sewanee) beginning Thursday, June 2.

Easter eggs, bunnies…and faith

Two-Minute read. As Paul Harvey used to say, here is “the rest of the story” on eggs and bunnies.

Live and love Lent

One-Minute read. Patterns at home and the companionship of church family transforms our experience of Lent. Help something meaningful unfold during Lent.

Lent resources for households

Three-minute read. Simple patterns give God space to touch our hearts. The companionship of a church family transforms the experience. We love Lent and live Lent through our senses and in our choices. A plan for being gives us a reason for doing. How do you want to be during Lent this year?

Lent resources for churches

Three-Minute read. Lent is not something we have to do alone. Despite the resurgence of COVID 19, in-person or online fellowship opportunities offered through the congregation and in the companionship of our church family transforms the experience and keep us connected.  

Mindful Eating

One-Minute read. As I reach for something on the go or hurry through a meal, it’s worth a few moments to regard what I eat in relation to my spiritual walk.

A Way to Pray: Icons

Three-Minute read. Icons bring us into prayer – conversation with God -with our eyes wide open.

Chalking the Door: A New Year House Blessing

Two-Minute read. Chalking the Door: With time the chalk will fade but the meaning of the written symbols can sink into the depths of our hearts and be made manifest in our words and actions.

Meditation: rejoicing in your day

Two-Minute read. Especially now, in the bustle of building up to Christmas, this calming practice may be especially beneficial at the end of your day.

A Waiting Prayer

One-Minute read. It can be hard to wait … but this prayer can be helpful in reminding us how important it is to be on God’s time.

Journey to Advent

15-minute read. Read daily meditations from the people of West Missouri through Advent to Christmas Day.

Advent resources

One-Minute read. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, families are spread thin. The resources in this post can support and bolster households, without adding to the burden families feel. While time spent at church is precious, we can do more to convey the wonder, mystery, and importance of the Christmas story.

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