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.

The Way of Love: Rest

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?

Centering Prayer – Bringing peace and calm to your life

One-minute read. Centering Prayer is a time to reframe our mind, a time to invite God into our lives and dwell in God’s presence. The more it is practiced, the more you will feel God working in and through you.

Who Has Seen the Holy Spirit?

Four-minute read. Who has seen the Holy Spirit? It’s a challenging question. Take a moment to think about it. Where have you seen the Holy Spirit? What does it look like? Of the three persons of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is the most elusive.

The Holy Spirit, a gift to inspire us

Two-minute read. Pentecost, or Whitsunday, which is celebrated this year on Sunday, May 23, marks the birth of the Church, a grass-roots movement led by followers of The Way who listen, learn, and live the way of love with Jesus, the teacher.

The Great 50 Days

Three-Minute read. To believe in the mystery of Easter, to have faith in something we cannot fully understand, is not only counter-cultural, it is a small rebellion!

It’s Holy Week. So what?

Two-minute read. With so much going on in the world, is it silly to insist on giving so much time and energy to the religious observance of Holy Week? If you have the same question, the Rev. Anna Tew may have an answer.

This is the night: The Great Easter Vigil

Three-Minute read.
Since the third century, this is the night we gather as God’s people. Learn more about why this night is an especially long evening for very good reasons.

How you can walk the Way of the Cross at home

Two-Minute read. By engaging us body, heart, and soul, walking the Way of the Cross creates an opportunity for communion with Christ and each other.

Shift towards Virtues

Three-Minute read. We can shift from the things that seek our own will, distorting our relationship with God and all creation. God is calling us to a life of holiness and virtue. By redirecting our attention to building up the seven virtues, over time God frees us from bothersome chains.

Holy Week at Home

Six-Minute read.
In any other year, we would all be saying, “Go to church, experience all Holy Week has to offer!” This year, attending in person will not be an option for everyone. Still, we can incorporate the rhythm and customs, the experience and blessings, into Holy Week at home.

Everything Holy Update

Two-minute read.
The response to Everything Holy has blown past all expectations in the first two months! If you are already participating, thank you for your support, not to mention the encouragement and excitement this brings to the creative team.

Pursuing Wisdom

One-Minute read. If you’re looking for a roadmap of how God designed the world to work, and practical day-to-day guidance, wisdom literature can make life more acceptable, especially when it doesn’t appear to be going that way.

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