Our Promise to Baptized Children - a brief helpful article from Living Lutheran, written by PhD. Dawn Rundman, Director of Faith Formation and Assistant Director of ELCA Relations for Augsburg Fortress.
ELCA Children, Youth and Family Ministry Network - The ELCA Youth Ministry Network exists to strengthen and empower adult youth ministry leaders in service to Christ as a part of God's mission.
Building Faith - An Episcopalian website that curates tons of resources and offered by the Center for Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary, connected with Forma.
PRC-Practical Resources for Churches -
They look for practical, cost effective solutions for each request in walking alongside a congregation. No question is too large or too small. You are gonna wanna especially check out their free regular webinars!
Home Grown Faith - Like a farmers market, HomeGrown Faith invites the exchange of fresh ideas and support for one another in the nurturing of an organic faith in Jesus Christ, deeply rooted, generative, and sustainable for a lifetime.
Yale Youth Ministry Instititute - Our Mission is to promote adolescent faith and flourishing in a diverse and changing world by conducting scholarship, equipping leaders, and resourcing youth ministries in and beyond Christian churches.
Faith Inkubators - Rich Melheim provides various resources for faith formation.
Vibrant Faith at Home
seeks to equip and empower families and individuals of all ages and stages.
LEAD's Growing leaders with deep, bold, consequential faith in Jesus Christ.
Congregational Resource Guide - The CRG’s mission is to strengthen congregations by helping them find and use the best resources to address their challenges and opportunities
Intergenerational Faith Formation - The Intergenerational Faith Website is designed to provide Research Reports, articles on Principles & Practices, Case Studies & Audio Interviews of Leaders, Planning Tools and Foundational Books from a Catholic perspective.
& The Faith Formation Learning Exchange - jointly produced by Lifelong Faith Associates and Vibrant Faith Ministries
Good Teaching Includes Staying Informed:
Fuller Youth Institute has a book out called "Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church"
Pew Research Center - Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions.
Wondering about Wondering?? - Read this short article by DWELL to better understand the IMPORTANCE of wondering.
Peer Leadership Ministry - led by Lyle Griner
What will transform your ministry?
Relationships and leadership!
With early teen, HS, Young Adult and College resources, you are going to want to check this out!
Life of Faith - The Life of Faith Initiative is a grassroots effort within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The purpose of the Life of Faith initiative is to stir up a culture change that frees us to make the service by the baptized in the arenas of daily life the central focus of the church’s mission.
Milestones Ministry - Provides congregations and households with products, seminars/instruction, and coaching to nurture the Christian faith and reach out to others with the love of God in Christ.
Christian Education Network of the ELCA - Lutheran Christian Educators supporting lifelong faith formation in the home and congregation; specializing in mentoring.
Association of Lutheran Resource Centers - Functions as a library for Faith Formation resources.
Interserve - Exists to use their gifts by serving side by side with congregations who are navigating their future with staff changes, restructuring or just trying to figure out the best way to nurture faith.
ELCA Youth Gathering Handbook - Not just for those going to the gathering, but PLENTY of helpful tips for youth ministry in general. Like page 16 with best practices for serving as a youth leader.
Resources from the ELCA Faith Practices Ministry
The website: www.elca.org/faithpractices has a variety of resources for individuals and congregations to use not only during our current global crisis, but as tools for faith formation at any time.
Reinventing graduation: 3 ways to honor milestones in the midst of pandemic - From Fuller Youth Institute, As we navigate graduation season digitally, what can caring adults do to help young people establish personal connections?
Graduation Milestone Moment from Milestone Ministry, Provides a discussion guide for faith-filled conversations to have online with the graduate to recognize God
in this moment.
• Celebrate this special time in one’s life when graduation ceremonies are being canceled or rescheduled
due to mandatory stay at home restrictions.
• Experience prayers and blessings from family and friends that provide a memorable moment for the
• Send messages of love and support by creatively using online resources that surround the graduate with
the love and grace of God.