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The Office of Christian Formation seeks to honor the unique gifts, challenges and opportunities that come with every age and stage in a person’s lifetime of faith formation. We introduce and provide resources for essential Christian practices that can be followed by churches, in families, by individuals young and older, in communities, small groups, classrooms and retreats. The following resources come from our office, departments within the Presbyterian Mission Agency, other agencies within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and our partner associations.

Quicksheets are 2-3 page PDF’s full of ministry ideas and links to other resources on a variety of topics in the area of Christian Formation. In addition to our Quicksheets we have recently added two additional resource types. Compass Points are 3-4 page PDF’s which offer a guide for faith in practice on a particular formation topic. Resource Roadmaps are 2 page PDF’s which offer short notes on big topics in the format of links and lists. We sometimes create Toolkits which include a Compass Point, Quicksheets, and a Resource Roadmap around the same topic or theme. We offer the following resources to support leaders and congregations:

Current Webinars and Training

  • Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living (Youth Component) Webinar

This is a focused session on the Youth component of Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living. We have partnered with Presbyterian Youth Workers Association and Presbyterian Publishing Corporation for you to have an opportunity to learn how this was designed with youth in mind and how real and relevant it is for today’s youth. Enjoy a walk-through of the youth component from one of the editors and hear from writers as well.

Watch the Webinar Recording | Learn more about Follow Me

  • Faith at Home Lent Practices Webinar with Traci Smith

In this webinar author and pastor Traci Smith talks about simple practices for at-home faith formation during Lent or anytime. Traci’s newest book is Faithful Families for Lent, Easter and Resurrection.  There are also 6 short videos she created for use by your households which highlight the faith practices of storytelling, hospitality, service, prayer and retreat. You can learn more about these practices in our Faith Practices Toolkit.

Watch the Webinar recording | Faith Practices Video Playlist | Faith Practices Toolkit

  • Opening Doors to Discipleship Webinar

Opening Doors to Discipleship (ODTD) began as an ecumenical partnership between five Reformed denominations that developed a training and learning website for church leaders.  The Association of Partners in Christian Education (APCE) recognized that contemporary Christian Education is at its best when we listen to diverse voices, collaborate with one another, and share our collective wisdom. Therefore, the new ODTD site was designed by a group of writers who represent these values and was created in partnership with the Office of Christian Formation.  Learn more about the content of the website around the three doors of Leadership, Reformed Theology, and Educational Practices and ways to engage it below.

Watch Webinar | ODTD Quicksheet | ODTD Website

Leadership Resources

Intergenerational Ministry Resources
There is a wide range of Intergenerational Formation Resources including Faith Practices, Mission and Retreat at this link.
Intergenerational Formation
 
Toolkits

Camp and Retreat Resources

Children’s Ministry Resources

Youth Ministry Resources
Each of these links sends you to a complete list of Quicksheet links on the topic below.

Youth Quicksheets Index
 
Young Adults/Collegiate Ministry Resources

Adult/Older Adult Ministry Resources

Worship and Music Resources

Special Emphasis Day Resources (Planning Calendar)

Curriculum Resources

The PC(USA) offers a central online store where you can find all PC(USA)-produced books, curriculum and resources in one place.

Quick Link Resource List for PMA and Other Agencies
Each of these is a PDF with quick links to helpful resources available from each of these areas.

Resources

Here We Stand:Celebrating the Reformation with Youth

Celebrating our Reformed heritage as Presbyterians is an opportunity to open the stories of our ancestors in the faith and honor their legacy by continuing the work of reformation in the church of today. This resource has ideas on how to do this with youth.
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