Three-Minute read. There is sound reasoning for why children should be included in every aspect of church life and it’s vital to the life of a congregation.
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.
A growing number of churches within our diocese offer active ministries for children and families or are hoping to move in that direction. On Thursday, August 19, join in a virtual gathering to learn, share ideas, and network our resources. Together, we find even more joy in the work God has called us to.
One-Minute read. DISCERN is a two-week virtual experience where for young adults to engage in thought-provoking conversations around purpose, passion, and call with inspiring faith leaders. This experience will guide them in discovering their next most faithful steps and explore how they might serve the church — and ultimately the world.
Three-minute read. People need the kind of theological education which supports their faith and which also trains them to express that faith in day-to-day events. “This is a class I wish I had ‘discovered’ at a much earlier time in my life. It is rewarding beyond anything I ever thought it would be.”
Two-minute read. In the Godly Play Creation story, the words go like this: “On the seventh day, God rested and gave us the gift of a day to rest – and to remember the great gifts of all the other days.” What practices restore you and help you to rest in God’s hands? What practices help you celebrate and enjoy the gifts of the other days of creation?
One-minute read. Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, bestselling author and illustrator, Roger Hutchison, had the privilege of painting with children who experienced this tragic event. This profoundly affected him and convinced him to serve those who grieve with his writing and art.