Christian Formation Calendar for Children and Adults

Christian Formation Calendar for Children and Adults


The next six months on the Children and Adult Christian Formation calendar are full of opportunities for learning, spiritual growth, and community building!

 Registration is up for ABC and Rookie Camp here

June is ABC Camp - ABC Camp is the first session of the Summer and a fantastic way to introduce the youngest campers to the magic of St. Crispin's. Open to campers entering kindergarten-2nd grade, it is a great way to test independence with the security of a trusted adult (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle...) close by!

Rookie Camp is a shortened camping experience without parents. It is the next step from ABC Camp and prepares campers for a full week experience.

Liturgy Leadership Training is being separated from Acolyte Festival. This event will be at Church of the Resurrection. Training will be offered for Eucharistic Ministers, Eucharistic Visitors, Lay Readers, Ushers, Vergers, and Greeters. 

Godly Play training is being offered again this year. Wonder what Godly Play is? From their website, “Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.”

This year, our training will be divided into three 1-day settings this year: August 3, September 21, and October 19. In order to be certified, you will need to attend all three days. All Souls’ in Oklahoma City is the newest church to begin Godly Play, and we will be meeting there for the trainings.

One experience of Godly Play that adults come away with is a deeper understanding of scripture and theological understanding. It is a great learning experience, even if your church does not currently use Godly Play.

Our first Multi-Generational Family Weekend at St. Crispin’s will give families and extended families to be a part of the experience and beauty of St. Crispin’s. There will be time for exploring, learning, and sharing, in addition to some official “camp” activities!

The Education for Ministry (EfM) event is required for re-certification or for those who are considering if they are called to be mentors. “Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 80,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together.” 

The Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN, will be the guest speaker for The Bishop’s Lecture Series. This takes place on September 13 and 14, 2019, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Oklahoma City.

Acolyte Festival - Trainings and Activities based on what skills you want to learn - Torch, Cross, Thurifer and Boat, Gospel Book, Work at the Table

Acolyte Masters - History of the Liturgical pieces; Acolyte Handbook; Ideas on how to shift the Nave for different Seasons (Advent)

And finally, we are offering our first camp experience for those of the Silent and Boomer Generations (born 1925 - 1965) E3 Explore. Experience. Engage. As different workshops will be open for you. As of this day, we have icon painting, which will be all three days, knitting – beginning and advanced, and Writing your Story. There will be more activities added along with opportunities to hike, walk the labyrinth, make new friends, read, or sleep.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, get the dates on your calendar. Additional information and registration forms will be coming soon.




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