Why Learning Matters

February 12, 2019
Learning about our Christian and Episcopal Faith: Why It Matters Over the last two months, Sabrina Evans (Director of Christian Formation) and Kate Huston (Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries) have worked on developing a new way of conceiving formation programming an...


Learning About Our Faith

February 12, 2019
Learning About Our Christian and Episcopal Faith As a church, we need to know about where we came from and where the church is now going. The study of history is important because it can tell us how we evolved. It can tell us what decisions worked in particular situations i...


Camping for Everyone

January 31, 2019
For years, one of the most formative and spiritually-centering places in my life has been St. Crispin’s Camp and Conference Center. It’s where I have most strongly experienced God as a healing, reconciling, and moving force in my life. While as an adult I have fou...


The Fabric of Faith: First Threads

January 30, 2019
The Episcopal Church has two Charters regarding Formation in our churches: The Children’s Charter and the Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation. These were designed to help us realize that we are never finished with our formation, and we should all strive to continually...


The Fabric of Faith: Weaving it all Together

January 30, 2019
Christian faith formation is the “lifelong journey with Christ, to Christ, and in Christ.” The Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation expands upon this definition to say that God invites us, inspires us, and transforms us when we actively engage formation in ou...


Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People

January 28, 2019
Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People are trainings centered on helping us in the Church create a safe environment for all people. In this way, Safeguarding is central to the call in our Baptismal Covenant to seek and serve Christ in all person...



January 11, 2019
One of the newest materials from Forward Movement is called Revive. Revive is a small-group discipleship program for active lay leaders to help them grow in confidence as spiritual leaders who love God and want to live a Jesus-shaped life. As you know, ministry in the ch...


Looking for Adult Christian Formation Resources?

December 20, 2018
Looking for some small group resources? Check out Forma! Check out Spirituality & Faith’s listing of e-courses and other resources Classes based on the Sunday Lectionary are here and they are free. The Diocese offers a free subscription to all congregations through ...


New Resources

November 16, 2018
We have several new resources in the office that are available for sharing with our churches:  80 Creative Prayer Ideas – A resource for church and group use by Claire Daniel. It has ideas for setting up prayer stations, praying that involves the senses – ...


The Bible for Adults

November 05, 2018
When people tell me that they want to have a Bible study, I have to stop and ask, “Tell me specifically what you are looking for, and how much time you want this study to go.”   Options include:  Where did the Bible come from?  A Chronolog...


What Makes Us Episcopal?

September 04, 2018
The Rev. Dr. Winfred B. Vergara, the Missioner for Asiamerica Ministries in the Episcopal Church, has written a great set of FAQs - Questions and Answers about the Episcopal Church. Click here to read them!  Click here to subscribe to our Church Growth & Development n...


Starting Your Own Pub Theology

August 24, 2018
Looking for a different way to reach out to the unchurched, young adults, or those seekers? You might want to take a second look at Pub Theology! Check out this great article from BuildingFaith!  Click here to subscribe to our Church Growth & Development newsletter!...


Earliest Gospel of Mark Manuscript Fragment Discovered

July 19, 2018
I am always excited when new discoveries are found that provide more insight into the life and times of Jesus. A papyrus fragment from the late second or early third century A.D. has become public. Read the article for more information. Click here to subscribe to our Ch...


Faith Formation After 70

June 06, 2018
Dorothy Linthicum writes this great article for Building Faith about Faith Formation After 70: Ministry with Older Adults. Click here to read the article!  Click here to subscribe to our Church Growth & Development newsletter!


Daily Examen

May 10, 2018
  The Following Article First Appeared On Building Faith and Is Reprinted With Permission. by Di McCullough "As you review the morning, afternoon, and evening, notice moments of love and grace." What Is A Daily Examen? So many of us go to bed at night with the...


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