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 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.

Challenges ahead in March

One-minute read. A reminder about the Everything Holy project. Inviting God into everyday life experiences is transformational; unexpected moments can become holy.

Lenten resource recap

One-Minute read.
Finalizing decisions for Lent? It’s not too late to creatively incorporate resources that are online, downloadable, easily sharable and ready in a jiffy!

More Lenten resources

One-Minute read. More Lenten options for households and congregations; meaningful ways to mark the days of Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday at Home, a free printable resource.

Creative Ideas for a COVID 19 Ash Wednesday

One-Minute read. Living Church recently published a whole host of liturgical responses to the Imposition of Ashes this year. Creative thinking can make this Ash Wednesday something really meaningful in the midst of COVID 19 restrictions.

A Jar of Blessings

One-Minute read. Is it ever too late (or too soon) to incorporate a good idea?

Come, Pray

One-Minute read. After the last year in which churches around the world have been closed and congregations scattered, the SSJE Brothers invite you to “Come, Pray.” Join them in receiving the daily gift of prayer – at home or wherever you find yourself.

Episcopal Relief & Development Focuses on Lament in 2021 Lenten Meditations

Three-minute read. In response to the past year’s unprecedented events, Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2021 Lenten Meditations share deeply personal reflections on the theme of lament from a diverse group of writers. Many of the authors share experiences related to a variety of issues, including disease, violence, racial injustice, and poverty.

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