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Faith Formation: Spiritual 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

At-Home Faith Formation

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At-Home Practices

An Illustrated Invitation for Families - Devotional MaterialsAn Illustrated Invitation for Families draws all ages into conversation with biblical stories that show us what God is doing in the world and invite us to consider how to join in that work. It can be used as a companion to other Illustrated Invitation products or as a stand-alone resource for families.

Includes Family Activities, Illustrated Story Cards, and Coloring Pages

UPDATED Family Conversations for Living and Loving Prompts and image 1UPDATED Family Conversations for Living and Loving Prompts and Placemat

This four-page download contains one page of family conversation prompts, one reflection/journal page, and 13 question cards to take on the go.

Mealtime Prayer Cards  Up to 100 Copies image 1Traci Smith offers a packet of digital/downloadable Mealtime Prayer Cards and Family Faith Activities Jar.

 Traci Smith at Yale Divinity School talking about Empowering Parents to Practice Faith at Home.

Family Time Kit

A kit designed to inspire compassion and courage, and family connection!

Let's Do Everything and Nothing

This activity kit inspired by Let's Do Everything and Nothing inspires kids to think of others—interviewing a family member about their day or coloring a heartfelt sign to give to a friend—and all the joy that love brings to their world.

Faith Practices At Home

from Traci Smith, includes videos for Hospitality, Prayer, Retreat, Service, Storytelling, and Holy Week


Uplift Kids Lesson Library

Each lesson contains a section for teens, kids, and littles and is backed by the latest academic research and the world’s wisdom traditions.


Liturgical Change in the Christian Reformed Church (1964-1985) — Part 2 |  YINKAHDINAY

The Christian Reformed Church offers Family Faith Formation Toolkits - an enormous list of resources for encouraging faith formation at home.

Wendy Claire Barrie, author of Faith at Home, has a website that includes a study guide for the book, her blog, and links to additional resources.

Blogs, Podcasts, & Articles

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Contemplative Bible Storytelling for Children & Grownups Alike

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 ImageThe Ultimate Collection of Family Faith Formation Resources for Churches

“Every resource on the list belongs in your church library, whether that library is a dedicated room or simply a basket in a well-traveled hallway . . . although when I say ‘basket,’ I mean ‘laundry basket.’”

Here’s the list.


Bible & Learning - In Our Library

100 Things Every Child Should Know before Confirmation     Everyday Family Faith     Finding Your Way Through the Bible - Common English Bible Version: A Self-Instruction Book for Elementary Boys and Girls by Abingdon Press 1426744226 9781426744228     God and Goodnight Moon | Finding Spirituality in Storybooks for Children         What Matters for Children and Families | Engaging Six Vital Themes of Our Faith (Proctor)     When Kids Ask Hard Questions: Faith-filled Responses for Tough Topics

Godly Play - In Our Library

Prayer & Spiritual Practices - In Our Library

     Belonging and Becoming     The Blessing Cup: Prayer Rituals for Families and Groups  -     By: Rock Travnikar               Front Cover for The Busy Family's Guide to Spirituality          Front cover of The Christian Family Toolbox               Everyday Family Faith - Sandy Swartzentruber | Faith Alive Christian  Resources                    Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home     Families at the Center of Faith Formation by [Eugene C. Roehlkepartain]     Family Graces          Good Enough by Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie     From the Great Omission to Vibrant Faith Book     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     Guide My Feet: Prayers and Meditations for Our Children (Paperback) by Marian Wright Edelman               Imaginative Prayer               Kitchen Table Youth Ministry | Inviting God to Dinner (Strukova)          Picture     Making A Home For Faith | Nurturing The Spiritual Life Of Your Children, Revised (Caldwell)               9781889108162: Parent Child Retreats: Spiritual Experiences for Children Ages 3-6 And Their Parents     Parent-Child Retreats: Spiritual Experiences for Children Ages 7-10 and  Their Parents: Figlino, Mary Ann: 9781889108377: Books          Passing It On     9780819222756: Peanut Butter and Jelly Prayers          A Prayerbook for Husbands and Wives: Partners in Prayer                              Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time     9780787962579: Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families: Living the Faith in Daily Life     Scrambled Starts     Picture of Seamless Faith                    Slow Family Living by Bernadette Noll     Spiritual Disciplines for Children: A Guide to a Deeper Spiritual Life for You and Your Children - Love, Vernie Schorr     Table Graces          9781606740507: To Bless a Child     When You Pray As a Family     Writing to God: Kids' Edition     

Sacraments - In Our Library

The Baptism of Your Child (Single)     Breaking Bread Together: Families Growing in the Practice of Eucharist -  Kindle edition by Morley, Rick. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @     Washed and Welcome Living the Promises of Baptism: 101 Ideas for Parents     You're Invited

Spiritual Growth - In Our Library

     The Faith and Friendships of Teenage Boys  -     By: Robert C. Dykstra, Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Donald Capps          Exploring Spirituality of Children     From the Great Omission to Vibrant Faith Book          A Homemade Year Jerusalem Jackson Greer ( Paperback )     Let the Children Come: Reimagining Childhood from a Christian Perspective by Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore - Paperback - 1 - 2003-08-20 - from Ergodebooks (SKU: DADAX0787956651)     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          THE SPIRITUAL ART RAISING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES     Sticky Faith     The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids