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to find great resources for ministry with children, intergenerational/all-age groups, children, youth, and adults.  Contact us to access, consult, or share your ideas: info@rcc-mn.org.

Ministry with Children and Families

Building Faith blog, home practices
Using Picture Books in Ministry:  Storypath, Picture Book Theology
Traci Smith: Faithful Families and blog
Illustrated Children’s Ministry and blog
Flame:  Creative Children’s Ministry     Messy Church     USA
Worshiping with Children
Homegrown Faith and Justice
Practicing Families
Rebecca Kirkpatrick’s 100 Things Every Child Should Know Before Confirmation
Passing on the Faith, a Patheos series with Phyllis Tickle and others
The Village, an alternative to Sunday School
Faith Formation Learning Exchange
Find curriculum here; contact us to consult

Bibles
Elizabeth Caldwell’s advice on Bibles for children, from I Wonder:  Engaging a Child’s Curiosity about the Bible
Notable Story Bibles:
The Story of God’s Love for Us from Picture the Bible
Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible
Growing in God’s Love by Elizabeth F. Caldwell and Carol A. Wehrheim
Shine On from Brethren Press/Mennomedia
Laura Alary’s Read, Wonder, Listen
full Bible:  CEB Deep Blue Kid’s Bible

Intergenerational/All-Age Faith Formation

Building Faith, blog, curriculum charts (step 2)
Faithful Celebrations, ed. Sharon Ely Pearson
Prayer Stations/Worship:  Theresa Cho, Lilly Lewin
Praying in Color
Vibrant Faith, VF@Home, Visual Faith Project
Biblical Storytelling:  Faith & Wonder, Story Divine podcast
Karen Ware Jackson
Gen On Ministries     Faith Formation Toolkits from CRC
Faith Formation Learning Exchange
Lifelong Faith Journals     Reimagine Faith Formation

Denominational Groups
UMC Ministry with Children   fb    UMC CEF   fb     MN CEF   fb
Discipleship Ministries UMC Leadership Resources
Hope4CE   fb
Association of Presbyterian Church Educators   fb   Advocate
Association of United Church Educators   fb
UCC FF   fb        MN UCC FF    Ohio UCC FF Forum
Forma   fb    Center for the Ministry of Teaching at VTS     blog
eFormation Learning Community
The ELCA Children, Youth and Family Ministry Network
Disciples Home Ministries     fb    DiscipleShare

Sexuality
Kate Ott’s Sex+Faith, videos
Our Whole Lives
These Are Our Bodies
resources recommended by Peggy Orenstein

Youth Ministry

Mark Yaconelli, Contemplative Youth Ministry, more
Kenda Creasy Dean, The God-Bearing Life, more     Soul Tending
Mark DeVries, Sustainable Youth Ministry
Brian Kirk and Jacob Thorne, Missional Youth Ministry, Rethinking Youth Ministry
Andrew Zirschky, Teaching Outside the Box, Beyond the Screen
Building Faith
Teen Text
Way to Live:  Christian Practices for Teens
Progressive Youth Ministry   fb
Princeton IYM
Yale YMI, Youtube channel
Center for Youth Ministry Training
Fuller YI
d365
The Confirmation Project    fb
Confirmation curriculum:  Confirm not Conform, Confirm (UMC), Big God Big Questions (PCUSA), Making Disciples, Colaborate, re:form; Confirmation Basics; contact us for more
notable Bibles:  CEB Student, The Guidebook (NRSV)

Faith Formation with Adults

Video
The Work of the People

Darkwood Brew
Animate
Living the Questions
Faith & Reason
Embracing Series
Living Like They Believe
ChurchNext
ON Scripture
Practicing Our Faith and On Our Way:  videos
more; contact us to consult

Small Group Resources
Reading Between the Lines
Faith Works
We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren
Small Group Guides from HarperOne

Spirituality Websites
Center for Action and Contemplation  Richard Rohr
The Painted Prayerbook  Jan Richardson
Abbey of the Arts  Christine Valters Paintner
On Being
Spirituality and Practice

Books on Spiritual Practice
Lectio Divina by Christine Valters Paintner; handout
50 Ways to Pray by Theresa Blythe; blog
Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson
A Praying Congregation, Fully Awake and Truly Alive by Jane Vennard
The Sacred Way by Tony Jones
Creating a Life with God, Leading a Life with God by Daniel Wolpert

Multimedia
A Sanctified Art
The SALT Project

Resources on Justice
Prophetic Faith by Trish Greeves
Faith in Action

Resources on Race and Privilege
see our collection

Bible
Enter the Bible
Yale Divinity Bible Study
Bible Gateway
The Text This Week
The Bible Project

Lectionary/Preaching
The Text This Week  fb
Working Preacher   fb
Calvin Center for Excellence in Preaching
Backstory Preaching
Sermon-Stories
A Sermon for Every Sunday

Worship
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship    fb
Preaching and Worship
UWorship from UKirk
LiturgyLink
re:Worship
God of the Sparrow from Ashley Goff
Disrupt Worship Project
enfleshed
The Plural Guild

Leadership
Faith & Leadership

Center for Courage & Renewal
Congregational Consulting Group
Young Clergy Women Project   fb
Center for Progressive Renewal   fb
Lewis Center for Church Leadership   fb
Center for Stewardship Leaders
Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices   fb

Friends
Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church    fb
Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ    fb
Synod of Lakes and Prairies   fb
Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area   fb
United Theological Seminary   fb
Minnesota Council of Churches  fb
Joint Religious Legislative Coalition  fb

Sources
Cokesbury     Abingdon Press     Upper Room
The Thoughtful Christian     PC(USA) Store     WJKPress   Flyaway
Feasting on the Word      Faith Alive      Baker       Eerdmans
UCC Resources     Pilgrim Press      Chalice Press     Woodlake Books
Sparkhouse      Beaming     Augsburg Fortress       Fortress       
Church Publishing     LeaderResources     Forward Movement     Candle
HarperOne     Skylight Paths     Convergent     Free Spirit     CitizenKid
Rowman & Littlefield (Alban)     Jossey-Bass/Wiley     Wipf and Stock
Paraclete Press       Orbis Books     MennoMedia     Judson Press
InterVarsity Press     Renovare     Faith Inkubators

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources
Patheos   
The Christian Century blogs and podcasts
Journey with Jesus
Homebrewed Christianity
Rob Bell
RePlacing Church
Fuller Studio
Pew Research Center: Religion & Public Life
Westminster Town Hall Forum
Religion News Service
Brain Pickings
Ministry Matters    Circuit Rider
United Methodist Communications
The Presbyterian Outlook
Bearings Online from the Collegeville Institute
Bearings from The BTS Center
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Storying Faith
Global Oneness Project
The Conversation Project
Christian Food Movement
Living Compass
Milestones Ministry
Rows of Sharon
Bless Each One
Ombrella
Common Sense Media      
Search Institute     Parent Further
Making Caring Common
Children’s Sabbaths
Kids in the House
Share Save Spend     Moonjar
Tech Tools4CE
Our Bible App
StoryCorps

Sharing Faith Dinners
The Inclusive Church
Teaching Tolerance
Godly Play Foundation
Spiritual Child Network   fb
Faith in Homes
Roots
Kids Friendly
Grow Christians

Faith Formation Journeys
Godventure
Godspace
Aim Lower
Children & Nature Network   fb
Nature Rocks   fb
Uniting Church SA
Fridge Art
Sounds True

Chuck Knows Church   fb     YouTube      General Board of Discipleship    GBOD fb group
Yale Center for Faith and Culture     fb          Priest Pulse

Youth Specialties   fb     Quicksheets       Youth Ministry Media   fb     Soul Pancake   fb
Teenwise Minnesota   fb          Religious Institute   fb

God Complex Radio   fb        Trinity Institute
TED  fb          TED-Ed   fb          Q   fb
Faith & Life Lectures   fb          Ask Big Questions   fb
Faith and Wisdom          Educational Consultants          Feautor

Alban at Duke Divinity School    fb       Studying Congregations
The Missional Network   fb
NEXT Church   fb          GraceNet          The Beatitudes Society   fb          Unseminary   fb
New Small Church   fb       Center for Congregations      Congregational Resource Guide
Insights into Religion      The Parish Paper     Partners for Sacred Places  fb

Church Marketing Sucks   fb          Social Media Church   fb          New Media Project  fb
United Methodist Communications   fb          Church Juice   fb          Seth Godin   fb
The Holy Geek

Gratefulness.org   fb          KindSpring   fb
Thin Places          Wisdom Ways   fb          Sacred Ground   fb          Weavings   fb
Seeing the Word   fb      Soul Biographies   fb          Visual Theology
Gravity   fb          Contemplative Outreach
Storycorps   fb         
The Salt Collective
The Labyrinth Society   fb
ExploreFaith
Center for Spirituality and Healing
Process & Faith
Progressive Christianity
Network of Spiritual Progressives
Journey of the Universe
The Iona Community

Common Prayer
World Prayers
The Art of Neighboring
The Forgiveness Project
The Centered Life

Art & Faith Matters          Artworks Projects
The Text This Week Art Index
Vanderbilt Divinity School Library
Opening the Bible Through Art
Arts & Faith
Artway

Preachers on Preaching
Ekklesia Project          Sermon Seeds          Weekly Seeds
The Hardest Question
Religion Dispatches
Religion & Politics
New York Times:  Religion and Belief
Washington Post:  On Faith
HuffPost Religion
Day 1
Children’s Defense Fund–Minnesota
Bread for the World
JustFaith Ministries
Faith in Public Life     fb
Public Conversations Project
Eco-Justice Ministries
GreenFaith
Earth Ministry
Interfaith Power & Light
Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
Minnesotans United for All Families
Minnesota Without Poverty
Why Poverty?
Poverty Action Lab
Groundswell
State of Formation
The Interfaith Observer
Exodus Conversations
The Pluralism Project
Interfaith Voices
KidSpirit
Institute for Welcoming Resources
Mental Health Ministries
Teaching Tolerance
Sojourners
Fellowship of Reconciliation
JustPeace
FaithTrust Institute
The Bully Project
Stop Bullying
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Public Religion Research Institute
Barna Group

How to Lead a Small Group
Circles of Trust from Parker Palmer’s Center for Courage and Renewal
Hybrid Faith Formation
Activate by Nelson Searcy
Corinne Ware