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‘Adult Education’

A Curriculum that Forms and Supports Teachers: The Episcopal Children’s Curriculum

Through its lesson plans and supplemental materials, the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum forms and supports teachers as well as children.

Choosing a New Curriculum? Read This First!

  “Take a step back to look at the church as a whole, its strengths and weaknesses, its character or ethos, its beliefs and faith identity, among other factors.”     Matching Resources to Church Identity Every year the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) gets phone calls and emails from alumni, clergy, and […]

3 Things from Forma 2017

Forma 2017 was a huge success with professional educators, formation and worship leaders and researchers celebrating together in worship and workshop time.

Epiphany and the Baptism of our Lord

All of this helps us see Baptism as an important beginning, both for Jesus, and for us.

Curriculum Review: Pilgrim

Pilgrim is a two-track small group curriculum that builds a strong foundation for followers of Jesus, whether they are beginning their journey or want to travel further.

Showing Movies at Church: Do I Need a License?

So you want to show movies at church, but what about copyright? You DO need permission or a license. What you need to know, and sources to get a license.

Teaching Advent, with Hymns!

Advent hymns teach the season’s lessons of expectation and preparation with tunes that stick and lyrics that connect our lives to Scriptural themes.

500 Years Later: Yes, the Reformation Still Matters

Reacquaint yourself with the Reformation so that you might point out and name some things for your congregation along the way. Resources for the 500th Anniversary.

Does your Church Have Benchmarks for Christian Education?

Christian education benchmarks provide consistent reference points against which formation activities can be measured, encouraging teaching and learning in the congregation.

The Congregation that Reads Together: A Book Basket Enhances Adult Ed.

With limited time and space for Sunday morning adult education, one congregation chooses a book to read as a community; conversation and community grow.

Can Christianity be Coached? 3 Perspectives for Christian Educators

Christian formation leads people to develop practices to help them live a Gospel-centered life; life coaching offers tools to help.

Formation with Young Adults: How Churches Reach 20s & 30s

Emerging adults are a special kind of moving target. How can churches meet them where they are, supporting them in their transitions without condescension? Practical considerations for engaging young adults and the whole of the Christian community.

Whoosh! Two Spirit-Filled Books to Ignite your Pentecost

Two books, one for children and one for adults, that teach and invite us into a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Pentecost book reviews by Alexis Kruza.

New Section on Building Faith: The Discernment Toolbox

For those discerning God’s will for their lives and those guide and mentor them, Building Faith’s Discernment Toolbox is a mix of activities, reading lists and tools.

The Spiritual Side of Decluttering

Decluttering, or tidying-up, creates in our homes a clean slate. By ridding ourselves of excess stuff, we have more of ourselves to give others.

Online Curriculum on Racial Justice: ChurchNext 2016

ChurchNext 5-week Lenten course explores spirituality and racial justice. Videos and questions for individuals and groups.

Lenten Books and Devotions for Adults 2016

Looking for Lenten books or devotions for adults? Check out these resources for Lent, from five different publishers.

ChurchNext: A Powerful Tool for Adult Formation

Church can expand adult formation and education options, use an online platform, and build community. ChurchNext is an affordable option that we recommend.

Covenant Bible Study – A New Series for Adults

A new adult education series that takes a refreshing approach through the Bible, focusing on the stories, characters, and our connection to them.

Animate: A New Adult Formation DVD Series

Bottom line—there is no magic-bullet/wonder product that is going to solve all of our programming and faith formation woes… But if you lead in a place where thoughtful people want to talk about real life and faith, shape their community and world, and maybe get together for pie while they’re doing it—“Animate” creates space for all of that to happen. Meanwhile, you get to bring people like Brian McLaren, Phyllis Tickle, and Shane Claiborne into your midst for a short while. And really, $69.99 is way cheaper than a plane ticket and a hefty speaker fee…