Christian Formation Collective
We have partnered with five associations to support age and stage formation across a lifetime of Christian formation. Church staff, leaders and volunteers can access the resources, projects and support that each of these organizations offer. Check back as we begin to highlight the projects, initiatives and resources that our office and the associations are partnering on.
APCE enriches, connects, sustains and empowers all those involved in educational ministries. Regional groups offer support and networking. See the most recent Webinars.
Quicksheets produced in collaboration with APCE:
Children and Anti-Racism Toolkit
Supporting Children in LGTBQIA+ Families
Post Pandemic Pondering and Planning: A Resource for Faith Re-Formation
Creating Space for Children and their Families in Worship
Connect, Enrich, Empower, Sustain: APCE Membership – It’s a Good Thing!
Trauma Informed Ministry: Integrating the principles of trauma-informed care into educational ministries
PYWA is a national community of Presbyterian youth workers who are committed to developing and sustaining healthy youth ministry leaders. PYWA connects with volunteers and paid staff through events and resources. Learn more about their membership benefits here.
Quicksheets produced in collaboration with PYWA:
Forms, Forms, Forms
Walking with Youth as they Discern Life After High School
Things We’ve Learned in Youth Ministry: Part One Tips from Seasoned Youth Workers
Things I Learned in My First Year: Part Two Tips from a New Full-Time Youth Worker
Here We Stand: Celebrating the Reformation with Youth
Recruiting and Supporting Volunteer Youth Leaders
When 2 or 3 are Gathered and You Planned for 8!
Reunions with Church Family
Mindfulness as a Faith Practices
Discovering Hidden History
Making Memories & Telling Stories in the Now
Stay Home, Stay Connected
Sheltering at Home is a Time for Advocacy
Keeping Youth Engaged in Mission during COVID-19
PCCCA equips leaders for vibrant and sustainable camp and conference ministries. The PCCCA website can help you find a camp and conference center in your area. The Virtual Camp Portal website offers their member sites a platform for virtual camp.
PCCCA creates resources for camp and conference staff as well as congregational leaders.
Here are new Retreat Modules with all the tools needed for a retreat around the named themes.
Intergenerational Retreat: Connecting with God’s Creation
Confirmation: In the Spirit, Bread for the Journey
Rest, Re-Creation, Relationships: A Maker’s retreat
Here is a new Summer Camp Curriculum for Sr. High Leadership Programs created in partnership with UKirk Ministries.
Gifts + Callings
The Mission of UKirk is to connect and empower those who lead, support, and advocate for collegiate and higher education ministries. Visit the website to find out how you can list your campus ministry and be a part of the support network. You can also see all the ministry locations to resource your young people. Service opportunities are also listed for campus groups found here.
Quicksheets produced in collaboration with UKIRK:
NEW – Theology Chats
NEW – Planning a Retreat for College Students
Spiritual Emotional Care: Essential Tools
Returning to “Normal” Post Pandemic: Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Grief with Students
NEW – Exploring Spiritual Practices with College Students
Connecting with UKirk Collegiate Ministries
What’s Next After Youth Ministry
Board Members Guide
Being Grounded, Campus Ministry and Mental Health
Mental Health Issues on College Campuses
Celebrating the LGBTQA+ Community
Guide for Maximizing Social Media Use
How to Help Students Articulate Their Values
Worship Themes and Sermon Series
How to Start a UKirk Ministry
Lost in Authenticity – Pastoring in a Pandemic
POAMN is a network of people who are engaged in ministry with older adults. These people work in presbyteries and synods, they are leaders in congregations, and some serve in specialized ministries such as chaplains in care facilities and presbytery staff who are involved with older adult ministry committees. Each year POAMN produces a planning guide that can assist your congregation in older adult ministries.
Quicksheets produced in collaboration with POAMN:
Mental Health Matters: An overview of mental health issues that affect older adults. (Part One)
Mental Health Matters: Bridge Over Troubled Water (Part Two)
Stay Connected Screen Free
Grandparents, Godparents and Faith
Supporting Older Adults During COVID-19
Online Memorial Services
Grief: The importance and challenging blessing of mourning