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.
Youth Formation Curricula
Below you will find links to many different types of curricula. The first link is Sharon Ely Pearson's wonderful overview of Curricula. We recommend that you start there and identify what style of program you would like to offer, then use the overview to think through which resource is right for you.
- Youth curriculum chart - a simple comparison chart of a variety of curricula; dev…
Episcopal Relief and Development Christian Formation Programs for Youth - the Act Out: Empowering Youth to Heal a Hurting World resource brings the needs and hopes of the world together with the lives of youth
Jubed.com - a great search tool based on age and numbers
Youth Group Games - from Australia, includes a top 10 list of the most used icebreakers
Father Matthew Presents - Father Matthew is an Episcopal Priest in New York who has been making great YouTube videos on a variety of Episcopal Church topics
Nooma - from Love Wins author Rob Bell, a 24-video resource that addresses a variety of topics; each presentation is about 10 minutes long and is a super discussion starter
I will, with God's help - offers youth and adults a solid reflection on Episcopal heritage and belief together with the richness of Episcopal liturgy and prayers; adaptable for use from 6-12 weeks (Morehouse Education Resources)
My Faith, My Life: A Teen's Guide to the Episcopal Church and My Faith My Life companion website - teenagers learn all about the Christian faith they've b…Read More »
Member Created / Adapted Resources
Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People by Jenifer Gamber and Sharon Ely Pearson- includes prayers from the BCP, the Bible and church history, and original compositions (Morehouse Education Resources)
If you are interested in Youth Ministry Training and Certification through Forma and its partner's please check out the Forma certificate programs.
All youth ministers should be familiar with the with the The Episcopal Church Youth Ministries Office Page - Bronwyn Clark Skov, the officer for youth ministries, loves to help