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Faith Formation: Adults

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

Welcome

Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of faith formation resources for Young Adults, Adults & Small Groups.

Scroll down for general conversation-starters involving current books, blogs, and podcasts.

Follow these links to find resources to support:

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.

Books

The End of Religion     The End of Religion Study Companion     The End of Religion Study Companion

After Doubt: Swoboda: 9781587434518: Amazon.com: Books     American Liturgy     American Prophets     Be Holy: Find Identity / Find Belonging / Find Purpose   Download the Be Holy discussion guide    Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth               Borders and Belonging     Brave Church     Do I Stay Christian?     The Gap Decade          God Was With Me All Along     Picture of And He Saw That It Was Good     The debut poetry collection on hope and healing by inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, including the poem of the same title that she recited at the Biden Inauguration.     In My Grandmother's House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit     Jesus Takes a Side     Journey to the Common Good, Updated Edition          Let the Light In          cover of Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus          Reading the Times     Reclaiming Rest: The Promise of Sabbath, Solitude, and Stillness in a  Restless World | Broadleaf Books               Shaped by God     Empower teens to take control of their digital life.     The Storied Church: A Strategy for Congregational Renewal     We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation by [Brian D. McLaren]     Wild Belief: Poets and Prophets in the Wilderness     The Words of Her Mouth | Psalms for the Struggle (Spong)     You Can Talk To God Like That: The Surprising Power of Lament to Save Your Faith

Other Lists

Discipleship Ministries | Equipping World-Changing DisciplesThe UMC's Discipleship Ministries has resources for Adults and Older Adults.

Podcasts & Videos

GOOD DOCS

GoodDocs offers high quality streaming video documentaries and speakers covering a range of topics through diverse lenses.

1- to 3-year subscriptions are available for congregations.

See our Great Idea for one way to incorporate documentaries/speakers into congregational life and outreach.

Find a plethora of resources for Bible studybook 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.

Serious Answers to Hard Questions video-based adult Christian study

Video-based Adult Christian Study Curriculum: Serious Answer to Hard Questions is leading theologians addressing 10 obstacles to faith, including: the existence of evil, the relationships between science and religion, the sins of the church, and more.

Learn more and watch a sample video clip here.

MennoMedia's ~ing Podcast is a place to share insights and stories from individuals creatively engaging the present and moving into the future.

OnBeing's Poetry Films forum could be great as contemplative prayer prompts, worship elements or small group discussion starters.

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.

Use the movies and conversations to spark your own deep talks.

subscription-based streaming service offering visually powerful films exploring topics of faith for discussion groups or worship