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Faith Formation: Websites & Curricula

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

Websites & Curricula

Operation Restoration | Augsburg FortressOperation Restoration VBS invites kids to be menders in God’s world. As they make connections between Bible stories and mending actions, they’ll discover simple ways to live out faith in daily life. Everyone at Operation Restoration explores language and practices to mend God’s world.

  • restoration theme that inspires everyone to be menders of God’s world
  • Daily themes kids understand: feed, heal, forgive, pray, and rest
  • Multisensory activity centers: art, music, science and nature, service learning, and storytelling
  • Captivating visuals created and inspired by Pastor Daniel Erlander
  • Flexible content for many contexts—including yours!

GenOn Ministries provides numerous ideas and resources for cultivating intergenerational relationships, including:

LOGOS - a weekly intergenerational experience to learn about God and experience activities that grow relationships with God and others; includes Bible study, recreation, a family-style meal, and a variety of worship arts to lead in worship... 

Learn more here.

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LIFT (Living In Faith Together) - Gatherings to nurture intergenerational community. Use on Sunday mornings or any other time of the week, in addition to or in place of current Christian formation ministries.

Learn more here.

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Resources

Table Games

Summer Youth Summit

Training

 

The Lifelong Faith website fleshes out the seven principles of intergenerational faith formation outlined in John Roberto's book by the same name and offers online curricula for intergenerational ministry including:

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  • Five Christian Practices programs are available here.
    • Caring for the Body
    • Celebrating Life
    • Discernment
    • Eating Well
    • Forgiveness
  • The 6-7 Church Year programs are available here.
  • The 6-session Creed and Beliefs programs are available here.
  • The Jesus and Discipleship are available here.
    • Preparing for the Messiah
    • Becoming a Disciple
    • Death of the Messiah
    • New Life in Christ
    • Identity of Christ
    • Living as Disciples
  • Moral Living programs are available here.
  • Six Prayer programs are here.
    • All Are Called to Pray
    • The Lord's Prayer
    • Praying through Advent and Christmas
    • Praying through Lent and Easter
    • Catholic Prayers and Devotions
    • Praying the Rosary
  • The Sacraments programs will be available here.
  • The Justice, Peace, and Care for Creation programs will be available here.
  • All six of the books LifeLong Faith published from 2010 through 2018 are available online at Lifelong Faith in PDF versions, through their Library, here.

Mini Revolutions Curriculum Monthly SubscriptionMini Revolutions is an intergenerational, monthly, digital curriculum based on the Revised Common Lectionary. Churches and families will practice the rhythms and experience the seasons of the church year through the revolutions of the liturgical calendar.

All Living the Questions curricula are available to stream or download; includes a variety of progressive topics.

Bake With the Bible: a Children's Curriculum (Church license)

edible theology offer bread-based and dinner church curricula for individuals, households, or congregations in a variety of age-groups. Find their full line-up here.

 

          Baptize     ForgiveHope     Live in Community     Make Peace     Practice Generosity     

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

Watch the Webinar

Download Sample

Download Media Kit

Download the Preaching Guide

Short introductory teaching videos - appropriate for 7th grade - adult - enrich the Salt & Light curriculum series and can be used for teacher prep and to introduce each weekly session. The videos are free and available online.

     

WE Intergenerational Curriculum is a "faith nurture experience for your entire church family", can be used alongside DWELL or any other Faith Alive children's curricula. WE is easy to do and is designed to begin the process of intergenerational learning within your church. And it's budget-friendly!

Where Your Heart Is: An Illustrated Devotional

FAITH5 Course DVD Cover2.jpgThe FAITH5 Course provides the tools needed to incorporate FAITH5 into the core of children, youth and family ministry in your church.

This fun and engaging 6-session resource creates the home as a church, and the church as a home.

Click here to order the FAITH5 Course, for more information or to download a free sample.

Feasting on the Word is a lectionary based curriculum that allows all ages to study the same text each week. Preparatory materials equip leaders with the biblical background they need to feel confident with any age group.

Sample Sessions are available for:

The Free Guide offers tips for online use.