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‘Adult Education’

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.

Building Faith Does Pentecost

From the Building Faith archives: collected prayers, worship ideas, crafts, and background information to celebrate the day of Pentecost.

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.

Resources for Lent: Books and Devotions for Adults

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…

A Church Reinvents Adult Education with a Bible and a Blog

I wanted to share something my parish is doing that is breathing a lot of life into our adult formation. It is easy to do, and the congregation is loving it. Also, in terms of planning, I am not having to create new and topics every week. It is based in Bible reading, but has some advantages over the Bible in a Year challenge.

A Church Takes Adult Formation into the Community – “Prayerbooks and Potables”

And that pretty much sums up the recipe for this amazing new class at Immanuel Episcopal Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia. The ingredients are simple: food, drink, conversation, hospitality and learning in a casual restaurant setting. The Rev. Anne Lane Witt, the Rector at Immanuel wanted an adult formation opportunity that combined these elements AND was out in their local community not within the walls of the church.

“Prayer Books and Potables” is the result. It is a monthly gathering of adults of all ages – some in her church and some not connected to any church – who share a meal and study a particular topic in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.