About Building Faith


  • Committed to teaching the Christian Faith
  • Working with children, youth, or adults
  • Forming disciples at church, school, camp, home, & more


  • Equipping you for ministry
  • Providing seasonal ideas for all ages
  • Curating resources for faith formation

Who Runs Building Faith?

Building Faith is published by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary. Our mission is to equip and inspire churches and individuals for the ministry of Christian education and faith formation.

We believe that Christian education means helping all ages – children, youth, and adults – grow in the knowledge and love of God. We also know that formation happens in many ways: worship, church school, faith at home, outreach, mission, camp, and more.

When you read articles on Building Faith, you are learning from ministry leaders in the field. Our authors are practitioners – women and men, lay and clergy – representing a wide variety of settings and denominations.

Building Faith has been sharing practical wisdom with tens of thousands of readers since 2010. The site was first launched by Sharon Ely Pearson, and was subsequently passed to Virginia Theological Seminary in 2014. Through the years Building Faith continues to equip ministry leaders to teach the Christian faith and form disciples of Jesus Christ.

Welcome! Our hope is that this site helps you. Enjoy, stay in touch, and may God bless you.

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