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. When considering all the ways in which formation happens in our faith communities, we can use this time to kick-off a new program year for Christian education, commission faith formation leaders as well as highlight and start ministries. Here are resources to help you plan for this celebration.
- Christian Formation Celebration Week
This resource includes ideas for Kick-Off Sunday, Rally Day, and Intergenerational Events. Spanish Resource
- Blessings around the New School Year
This resource includes ideas for back to school blessings and celebrations which include all those in education as well as supporting our communities. Spanish Resource
- Liturgy Resources
Liturgy helps to plan Celebrating Christian Formation in worship.
Year A Resource | Spanish Year A Resource
Year B Resource
Year C Resource
- At Home Formation Building a Child’s Home Library
Book suggestions by age to help equip children and parents with the stories and vocabulary of faith so they can learn together.
- Faith Practices for At Home
Start out the school year faithfully in a season of new beginnings with the at home ideas included in this resource. Spanish Resource
- Bible Presentation to Children
Suggestions of how to choose a bible, ways for presenting bibles to elementary age children, and educational opportunities to accompany bible presentation
- Social Media Posts
Ready for download to share on your social media.
- Special Days and Emphasis/Planning Calendar
- Educate a Child
- Public Education Sunday Celebration Resources