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
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
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 reach out to us at Christian.Formation@pcusa.org.
Christian Formation Week
The Presbyterian Church (USA) planning calendar recognizes a week of Christian Formation in churches and faith communities. This week begins the Sunday after Labor Day but churches may choose different weeks depending on their particular calendars and practices. Click here for worship resources, back to school blessings, and activities to celebrate Christian Formation at home and with your church community.