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Office of Christian Formation

 


The Office of Christian Formation supports formation ministries of congregations and connects leaders in faith communities with resources and practices that inspire fresh ways of thinking about the forming of faith over a person’s lifetime. We carry out the mission priorities of the Presbyterian Mission Agency as set forth by the General Assembly.

Our office is building up:

  • innovations in lifelong formation and intergenerational ministries through resources, staff and programmatic initiatives in our churches to include small and non-traditional churches
  • development and assessment of resources for essential Christian practices and leadership development for all sizes of congregations, camp and retreat centers, in the home and out in the community and the world
  • the work of our Christian Formation Collective partner associations by working collaboratively with them and providing resources as they do vital work in age and stage ministries

Faith Practices Toolkit

Introducing the NEW Faith Practices Toolkit. Whether you’re just joining the conversation on Christian practices or you’re a seasoned veteran, we hope you’ll find this resource stimulating and helpful for cultivating a renewed interest in formative rituals within your faith community.

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Resources

Supporting Grieving Children

Throughout their lives, children can experience many kinds of loss – the death of family members, friends, or pets; the loss of home in a move, the loss of familiarity and certainty that comes when a loved one receives a diagnosis, and others. This Compass Points resource provides some Biblical resources, information to help you… Read more »

Supporting Children Amid Loss: Activities for Children

When a child experiences a loss, they often experience a wide range of emotions, which can be overwhelming and confusing. Children may struggle to name their emotions, and may express them in many ways, from acting out, to playing, to music or arts, to talking about it. This Quicksheet includes two activities that you can… Read more »

Hybrid Ministry Discerning Next Steps

As churches return to in-person gatherings, leaders are seeking to decide how(or whether)to begin, discontinue, adapt, or expand their online ministry. This resource provides questions for reflection and discussion as you discern next steps, along with a range of options for hybrid ministry.
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