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Faith Formation: Trainings & Webinars

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

Video & Webinars

Peer Ministry is very excited to work with you!!!!

Find resources for: early teens | high school | young adult | adult | family | plan-it spiritual 10s 

Let them encourage and support you in your: Youth – Adults – Campus Ministry – Camps

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Strategic Planning with Tiger McKuen

We all hope to be more effective in our ministries to as many students as possible, but hope is not a strategy. Gain insight into how to practically and strategically lead your students well.

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Crafting Engaging Messages with Joelle Hassler

Creating content that keeps students engaged and helps them move forward in their faith can be a challenge every week. In this seminar, Joelle will share fresh ideas on how to craft messages that are fun, relevant and engaging.

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Urbanization and Its Impact on Youth Culture with Efrem Smith

Urban culture in its various forms is impacting youth culture as a whole. Through urbanization, suburbs are becoming more like cities and rural areas like suburbs. Through social media, hip hop culture and multi-ethnicity is having a tremendous influence as well. 

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Wits, Zits, and Lion Pits: Getting Students Engaged with Scripture with Ken Castor

None of us may ever fully understand just how interesting the Bible really is! Look, your students are the most radical world-changers on this planet. So, this workshop explores ways that you can get the most radical world-changing book—the Bible—into their hands, hearts, and heads.

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The Lifelong Faith Training Website provides free video-based training to equip leaders with the knowledge, practices, and skills for designing, leading, and organizing lifelong faith formation in their churches. The 14 video programs are one hour in length, presented in multiple parts for easy viewing, and include articles and design tools. 

  1. Children's faith formation
  2. Adolescent faith formation
  3. Young Adult faith formation
  4. Adult faith formation
  5. Family faith formation
  6. Intergenerational faith formation
  7. Milestones faith formation
  8. Building Community
  9. Faith Formation Pathway
  10. Faith Formation Playlists
  11. Hybrid Faith Formation
  12. Lifelong Faith Formation Models
  13. Organizing for Faith Formation
  14. From Design to Implementation

See all Lifelong Faith Training opportunities.

Find John Roberto's Guide, Planning Faith Formation for 2022 and Beyond: A Time for Creativity, Experimentation, Innovation here.


Cherish All Children Church Partnerships

Join Cherish All Children in their vision of raising healthy generations free from sexual exploitation. Predators have adjusted to the pandemic, making safety education and prevention measures more needed now than ever

Your congregation can engage via:

  • Adult/mentor Zoom learning and training

  • Virtual Tween & Teen training about healthy relationships & online safety

  • Pre-recorded conversations or trainings to play in online gatherings, such as this session with St. John’s Lutheran, Shakopee

Visit the Cherish All Children website to find out more, and contact Joy McElroy at to get started!


Lifelong Faith Training is Lifelong Faith's Free Video-Based Training to Guide for Leaders in 
Designing & Leading Faith Formation with All Ages & Generations


Trauma Informed Youth Work with Tim Cryer

Don’t miss this essential conversation with Tim Cryer, who has been creating safe spaces for students to find God’s healing for 20 years.  This webinar will equip you with the knowledge and skills to provide effective and compassionate support to students.

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Three Big Questions that Change Every Young Person with Dr. Kara Powell

Join Youth Ministry Consultants for a great conversation with Kara Powell–the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute, and a leading voice in the world of youth and family ministry. We will discuss the 3 questions and the challenges facing teens today so you have practical next steps to connect with your students and lead them to Jesus.

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 What Every Middle School Youth Worker Needs to Know with Mark Oestreicher

 Join Mark Oestreicher of the Youth Cartel to walk through the various transitions middle school students find themselves in and practical ideas to best serve them in the church.

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Strategic Student Ministry with Rebecca Jacobson

Start thinking strategically in the frantic pace of ministry. Together we’ll look at key pieces of your ministry and how, with some intentionality, you can set specific goals, save time and headaches, and most importantly- increase your impact.

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Drowning in Details: Ministry Management Strategies with Ginny Olson

Policies. Expense Reports. Emails. Receipts. Often times we find ourselves drowning in the management details of ministry. Learn how to manage your ministry effectively in this insightful conversation. 

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Caring for Challenging Kids with Kayla Maxey

Every leader will encounter challenging kids. This webinar will equip leaders with practical tools and strategies to care well in these difficult moments. 

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Leading with Your Whole Self with April Diaz

A leader is only as effective as how healthy they are, but there are competing demands and endless challenges. What does it practically look like to live and lead wholeness in every area of your life? 

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In the Works Series

In the Works Series

This five-session series explores how Christians can be part of God’s mission in the world. Each title includes five inspiring daily readings for each week; five easy-to-use discussion guides (with activities, Bible study, and discussion activities); and follow-up action options to apply the study to real-world life.

Sessions include:

  • How Do I Begin? Sharing Your Faith
  • How Do I Make It Right? Doing Justice in a Broken World
  • What Do I Do with My Life? Serving God through Work
  • What Do I Owe? Managing the Gifts God Gives You
  • Where Do I Come in? Joining God's Mission

Church Pension Group offers Safeguarding Online - boundaries training for folks who work with children and youth.

PLAN-IT: better planning, better ministry

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