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Faith Formation: Spiritual Growth/Practices

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Adult Books

     Picture of Catching Fire, Becoming Flame -- 10th Anniversary Edition          Do I Stay Christian?     Faith Practices          Picture of The Half Known Life     Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace     In Good Time: 8 Habits for Reimagining Productivity, Resisting Hurry, and  Practicing Peace: Michel, Jen Pollock: 9781540900548: Books               Red Lip Theology by Candice Marie Benbow               Saints of Feather and Fang: How the Animals We Love and Fear Connect Us to God          Shechinah, Bring Me Home!     Signposts of the Spiritual Journey by John Siddique          The Tyranny of Merit     What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman

Teens & Tweens - Books

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults     Let's Do Everything and Nothing     Upside Down Living     Upside Down Living     We Rise Higher: Poems and Prayers for Graduates     What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman

Spiritual Practices


    Baptize     Follow Jesus     Forgive     Go Tell     Honor God's Diversity     Honor Sabbath     Hope     Live in Community     Make Peace     Practice Generosity     Practice Joy     Sing a New Song

Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living

This thirty-six-unit curriculum is based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers. Written for people of all ages who wish to live out their faith, this new curriculum examines where these practices are found in the Bible and how they have been used in Christian faith then and now.

Watch the Overview Video

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Decorative ImageHow To Get People of All Ages Talking About Faith Practices

These 4 questions can help you start conversations about faith practices with your people - at home, church, work, school, and more.

Get people talking.

Open to WonderHosted by Faith Formation, Open to Wonder is a podcast that helps us imagine together what faith looks like in our day-to-day lives by exploring all kinds of faith questions: big ones, small ones, weird ones, and hard-to-talk-about-in-church ones.

Here's a wonderful list of Inclusive Versions of the Prayer of Jesus. I don't know who compiled it, but most of the prayers are cited for use!

P.S. I would not use the title, 'The Prayer of Jesus': so far as we know, this was never a prayer Jesus prayed. This is the Prayer Jesus Taught Us, the prayer Jesus instructed his followers to pray.

Decorative ImageThis New Podcast Season Is a Fun (and Faith-Forming) Summer Listen

Season 2 of Open to Wonder! explores faith practices—the repeated ways of connecting with God that help us become more like Jesus.

Check out some of the big, small, weird, and hard-to-talk-about-in-church questions we asked our guests about faith practices.


Love. Period. — Podcast Series with Rev. Jacqui Lewis PhD

Do you yearn for a new vision of Christianity—one with love and justice at the core of its practice? Rev. Jacqui Lewis PhD animates a renewed faith for our times in her podcast Love. Period.


     Create Your Own Calm     Picture of Get Outside     Journal of Radical Permission     Made Out of Stars     Wonder Seeker

Spiritual Growth - In Our Library

Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church  -     By: Kenda Creasy Dean     Arm in Arm with Adolescent Girls  -     By: Emily A. Peck-McClain          Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for  Meaning, Purpose, and Faith - Kindle edition by Parks, Sharon Daloz.  Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @     The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams          Connecting to God: Nurturing Spirituality Through Small Groups  -     By: Corinne Ware          Paperback Every Day Is a Good Day Book     The Faith and Friendships of Teenage Boys  -     By: Robert C. Dykstra, Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Donald Capps     Faith Forming Faith     A Faith of Their Own – Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's Adolescents - Oxford Scholarship Online     Faith Shaping Ministry     Generations Together: Caring, Praying, Learning, Celebrating, & Serving Faithfully by [Kathie Amidei, Jim Merhaut, John Roberto]     Get Off Your Donkey! | Baker Publishing Group     The Gift of Hard Things          Go Deep: Spiritual Practices For Youth Ministry  -     By: Doris Kizinna     Growing in Grace: The Practice of Intentional Faith Development - eBook  -     By: Robert Schnase     Growing Together Volume I: Fall & Winter: Six Intergenerational Celebrations (Growing Together: 6 Intergenerational Celebrations) by Kathleen Finley 1889108456 9781889108452     Growing Together Volume II: Spring/Summer: Six Intergenerational Celebrations (Growing Together: 6 Intergenerational Celebrations) by Sara Fontana, Kathleen Finley, Sylvia Devillers 1889108464 9781889108469     Imaginative Prayer for Youth Ministry     Book - Paperback               Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey: Guidance for Those Who Teach and Nurture  -     By: Catherine Stonehouse, Scottie May     Losers, Loners, and Rebels: The Spiritual Struggles of Boys  -     By: Robert C. Dykstra, Allan Hugh                    Practicing Discernment with Youth | A Transformative Youth Ministry Approach (White)                    Shaped by God          9780687030798: Soul Tending: Life Forming Practices for Older Youth and Young Adults     Cover Image     The Spiritual Child               This Child of Faith     

Spiritual Practices - In Our Library

40 Days with Wesley: A Daily Devotional Journey  -     By: Rueben P. Job               Creating a Life with God     Cultivating Fruitfulness: Five Weeks of Prayer and Practice for Congregations  -     By: Robert Schnase          Desperately Seeking Spirituality : A Field Guide to Practice: Meredith  Gould: 9780814648506: : Paperback     Every Earthly Blessing - Waal, Esther de          Fasting: Spiritual Freedom Beyond Our Appetites  -     By: Lynne M. Baab          Finding Our Way Again          Fully Awake and Truly Alive - SkyLight Paths Publishing     The Grace of Giving: The Practice of Extravagant Generosity  -     By: Robert Schnase     Growing in Grace: The Practice of Intentional Faith Development - eBook  -     By: Robert Schnase     Growing in the Life of Faith, Second Edition               9780787948566: Honoring the Body: Meditations on a Christian Practice          2033373     Leading a Life with God          Picture     9780787982690: Lord, Have Mercy: Praying for Justice With Conviction and Humility     Loving and Serving Others: The Practice of Risk-Taking Mission and Service - eBook  -     By: Robert Schnase     Loving God in Return: The Practice of Passionate Worship - eBook  -     By: Robert Schnase     The Making of an Ordinary Saint | Baker Publishing Group          A Play-full Life | Slowing Down and Seeking Peace (Hamman)     The Practicing Life: Simple Acts. Sacred Living By Sally Howell     Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People, Second Edition  -     Edited By: Dorothy C. Bass    By: Edited by Dorothy C. Bass                    A Quiet Pentecost     Receiving God's Love: The Practice of Radical Hospitality  -     By: Robert Schnase     Receiving Jesus: The Way of Love  -     By: Mariann Edgar Budde     852643     Sabbath by Wayne Muller     Sabbath Keeping          The Sacred WayFront Cover Preview Image - 1 of 12 - Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace     A Song to Sing, A Life to Live: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice (The Practices of Faith ...     Soul Feast, Newly Revised Edition     9781578950218: Spirit Windows: A Handbook of Spiritual Growth Resources for Leaders     Spiritual Disciplines Companion     Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us (Transforming  Resources) - Kindle edition by Calhoun, Adele Ahlberg. Religion &  Spirituality Kindle eBooks @     A Spirituality of Homecoming     Story & Stretch: A Guide to Teaching Kids Yoga Using Gospel Stories          267213     Testimony: Talking Ourselves Into Being Christian  -     By: Thomas G. Long     What Is Your Practice?: Lifelong Growth in the Spirit  -     By: Norvene Vest, Liz Forney     Product Image          20 Ways to Keep Sabbath - Schaper, Donna