Christian Formation Resources
Forma connects you to resources for Christian formation.
Here are some of our favorite partners in formation:
Faith Formation Learning Exchange – organized by different ages and groupings, offers current research, effective practices, and models in faith formation
Virginia Theological Seminary Center for the Ministry of Teaching - the CMT provides resources and training for thoughtful, innovative Christian formation for all ages.
Building Faith - pragmatic ideas to equip, teach, and form. Resources for disciples of all ages.
Episcopal Teacher - the newsletter of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. Published quarterly, it features news, reviews, opinions, and other articles about faith formation in the Episcopal Church and beyond.
Wisdom from the Field webinars addressing critical issues and best practices in faith formation.
Children Formation Curricula Overview – a simple comparison chart of a variety of curricula; developed by Sharon Ely Pearson, the Christian Formation Specialist for Church Publishing and updated annually.
Grow Christians - resources for a community of disciples practicing faith at home.
Forward Movement - a ministry of The Episcopal Church inspiring disciples and empowering evangelists around the globe since 1935 through offerings that encourage spiritual growth in individuals and congregations.
Practical Resources for Churches - non-denominational, education-based service organization providing consultants, educational webinars, workshops and resources. Their goal is to provide faith communities time-effective; cost efficient; and results-oriented programs and services.
The College for Congregational Development - a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia to enable leaders to learn, connect, and effectively lead their communities.
CRG - curated resources for congregational development.
The Union of Black Episcopalians - standing in the continuing tradition of more than 200 years of Black leadership in the Episcopal Church, the Union is a confederation of more than 55 chapters and interest groups throughout the continental United States and the Caribbean, with members also in Canada, Africa and Latin America.
The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion - shaping a new public discourse on religion, gender, and sexuality.
General Convention - the legislative body of The Episcopal Church.
A variety of resources that address Christian formation for CHILDREN (generally aged 0-12).
A variety of resources that address Christian formation for YOUTH (generally aged 12-18). Click on the titles to open up the links for that subject.
A variety of resources that address Christian formation for YOUNGER ADULTS (generally aged 18-35).
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