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.
Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding is a series of biblically based short-term courses that provide adults with a foundational understanding of the Reformed faith. Each six-session study—written by well-known and respected scholars—features Scripture, prayer, in-depth commentary, and questions for reflection. Lessons include a Participant and Leader's Guide. The main structure is the rubric Head, Heart, and Hands.
All Living the Questions curricula are available to stream or download; includes a variety of progressive topics.
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.
The Present Word adult Bible study curriculum is based on the reading and study plan of the Uniform Series, which is a way to study the Bible over a six-year period. Each quarter works its way through different books of the Bible and focuses on a different theme. You can view the theme for this quarter on the scope and sequence.
Harper Collins offers an enormous searchable library of Small Group Guides for their published works.
Church Anew's blog is a rich resource with frequent updates from diverse thinkers. Greg Carey's, The Bible and Ethics, could be a starting point to reading a post and discussing as a regular prompt for small group discussions.
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:
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.
Browse Lewis Center for Church Leadership's numerous Adult Small Group Study Guides on a range of topics.
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.
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.
Old & New is a video-based Bible study with a simple premise: ignite curiosity in the Bible through generous invitation, fresh witness, and breathtaking video.
See our Great Idea for one way to incorporate documentaries/speakers into congregational life and outreach.
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.
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.
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.
OnBeing's new 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
Living Like They Believe is an online video study series on vocation and discipleship.