Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of faith formation resources for Young Adults, Adults & Small Groups. Here you'll find:
If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Rev. Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.
Use the movies and conversations to spark your own deep talks.
Find a plethora of resources for Bible study, book discussion, and diversity training in Rev. Jia Starr Brown's 2020 Journey to Freedom series. Find the entire video line-up in our Journey to Freedom Vimeo Showcase. Learn more here.
Living Like They Believe is an online video study series on vocation and discipleship.
Filter : Media allows you to enter the URL of a news article and the site will analyze the article’s political bias; useful in teaching.
offers affordable online courses for:
subscription-based streaming service offering visually powerful films exploring topics of faith for discussion groups or worship
PC(USA) shares small group discussion guides, The Present Word curriculum, a new adaptations guide for Feasting on the Word Curriculum, and a downloadable free chapter of Walter Brueggemann’s, Materiality as Resistance. Available ebooks include:
UMPH/Abingdon is offering free access to Adam Hamilton’s study, Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times, and other Adult Studies on their Amplify Media site.
OnBeing's new Poetry Films forum could be great as contemplative prayer prompts, worship elements or small group discussion starters.
Explore intentional community and radical social justice with Seven Radical Elders.
Browse Lewis Center for Church Leadership's numerous Adult Small Group Study Guides on a range of topics.
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.
offers numerous video and podcast series as well as their small group study series, Church at Home. Disclaimer: while accessible for many age-groups, God is imaged as exclusively male and their motto is, "Helping people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus" (a form of Christo-centrism that subsumes the Hebrew narrative for its own purposes). Significant editing may be required, but might also make for powerful conversations about biblical interpretation and usage.
professors offer breadth and depth for Bible discussions in Enter the Bible.
MennoMedia shares Laura Brenneman’s free downloadable Bible Study for Spring: Justice and the Prophets. While rooted in Holy Week and Easter, the themes of justice, reconciliation and resurrection are applicable all year.
The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament explore how Jews and Christians can learn from and understand one another better by exploring how they read many of the same Bible stories through different lenses.
shares online courses of varying length on every book of the Bible.
Frank Schaeffer, son of Francis Schaeffer, who created and shaped the evangelical political movement of the '80s, which brought us to today, shared this compelling video: part confession, part admonition. Important insight for creating helpful study and/or sermons.
MennoMedia's ~ing Podcast is a place to share insights and stories from individuals creatively engaging the present and moving into the future.