As we are all spending more time at home either by ourselves, with family or with friends, we wanted to offer resources for faith formation and enrichment at home. If you have resources you think we should add, please email us!
Keeping Faith at Home
Keeping Faith at Home is a collection of resources for those doing faith formation at home that is curated by Sharon Ely Pearson on her website Rows of Sharon. Her website is a place to share passion and insights for those who care about lifelong Christian formation – or at least to listen in to someone who is on a journey of self-reflection in the midst of being called to the ministry of Christian formation as a lay person.
Building Faith and Adapting our Church Practices
Building Faith has some wonderful resources about how we can do our faith formation and church gatherings in new ways as we continue to physically distance from each other, including how we look at our summer gatherings and programs.
Connected in Common
The Episcopal Diocese of Colorado has created a wonderful online resource hub, Connected in Common, that has worship, prayer, formation, and other resources for both individuals and community.
Faith at Home
Our faith is not just something we check in with on Sundays; our faith is how we live lives of meaning and purpose every day of the week, if we will learn to notice and respond to how God is moving. But this awareness, like anything worthwhile, takes practice. Which is why a weekly discipleship practice of Reading, Reflecting, and Responding to scripture in the context of community is so important.
The devotions on Do Faith at Home have been written with this practice in mind. Use them with friends or family to help you deepen your experience of faith experience from Monday-Saturday.
Tucked in Bedtime Stories and Prayers
Each Wednesday evening, and occasional Mondays, join us to hear Bible and other stories and short bedtime prayers.
Illustrated Ministry Free Resources
Illustrated Ministry is supporting local congregations and families, as we all work to flatten the curve amid a COVID-19 pandemic, by providing free, weekly, faith formation resources for all ages.
- free, downloadable, and easy to access
- a simple but meaningful way to engage faith
- quality materials from a trusted company used by thousands of churches from over 60+ denominations around the world
Lesson Plans that Work
These lesson plans are written by experienced church teachers using practical approaches to respond to the needs of volunteer teachers. They are designed to follow the Revised Common Lectionary and published by The Episcopal Church.
Bible Studies that Work and Sermons that Work
For more than 20 years, Sermons That Work, a ministry of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication, has provided free sermons, Bible studies, bulletin inserts, and other resources that speak to congregations across the Church. Our writers and readers come from numerous and varied backgrounds, and the resources we provide are used in small house churches, sprawling cathedrals, and everything between.
The devotional experience at D365.org is written especially for youth and young adults, seeks to provide reflections on themes that impact our faith journey. We are happy to say that d365 is read by over 2,000 people each day, throughout 74 different countries! We hope this experience will create a quiet space in your life for meditation and prayer. It is written in conjunction with The Episcopal Church’s Office of Youth Ministry, the Presbyterian Church USA, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Way of Love Resources
As we spend more time at home this Lent, this could be a wonderful time to explore the practices of The Way of Love. Scroll down the page and click on each practice to find resources for various age groups. You can explore these as an individual, as a family, or online with friends.
Scripture and Art
Looking for Art that might go with scripture?