Build up the body of Christ. Support the Pentecost Offering.

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
  • intergenerational communities to support household faith formation through the Around the Table initiative.

Most of our resources and quicksheets and those created in collaboration with our partner associations can be found on the Quicksheets and Resources subpage.
Quicksheets and Resources

Faith Formation Leader Connection: The Faith Formation Leader Connection brings together leaders of faith formation ministries in the PCUSA.  We do this by offering a variety of ways for leaders to share, connect and learn through Community Circles, Listening Circles, Cohorts, and Resource Zooms. All leaders are welcome to connect to this network and find the entry points that enrich their ministries. Learn  more here.

Around the Table: Around the Table is a Lilly Endowment Inc. funded initiative in the Presbyterian Church (USA) that will engage faith communities and parents and caregivers in innovative practices of sharing stories that grow intergenerational communities to support household faith formation. Learn more here including where you can get developed resources, engage your congregation in cohorts and support households as they share and grow in faith.

Follow the Office of Christian Formation Facebook page where we post resources everyday. And consider joining this facebook group for discussion and sharing of resources. If you are interested in our quarterly newsletter highlighting resources sign up here.


Pay It Forward Challenge

A Pay It Forward Challenge is an opportunity to empower people to make a difference in their community and the world as they experience the joy and impact that comes… Read more »
View All >