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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

Children and Anti-Racism Toolkit

Introducing the Children and Anti-Racism Toolkit created in collaboration with the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE). This Toolkit provides resources for children and the adults who love them to deepen their understanding of historic and ongoing systems of oppression and ideas to assist them in the work of becoming anti-racist. We hope that it helps you in your efforts to raise children who will join in the struggle for justice and equity for all God’s people.  

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Quicksheets #78 Social/Emotional Health

God wants our young people to thrive. The church and youth ministry can reflect this truth by setting apart group time to nurture our youth’s mental health. This resource offers a list of check-in questions to use in group settings or as group text check-ins. Also included in this resource are a list of practices… Read more »

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 »
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