Faith Formation, Christian Education & Youth Ministry

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  Upcoming Events


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There are 4 ways to access education resources for your congregation:

  1. Browse through this webpage to locate the resources you need for your programs. You will find webinars, networking opportunities, retreats, resource recommendations, and more!
  2. Contact the Massachusetts Conference’s Christian Education and Youth Ministry Consultant, Debbie Gline Allen, if you have a specific question or need some guidance in navigating the world of Christian education resources. You may reach her at or call 508-603-6601.
  3. Join our Faith Formation Facebook Group by searching for "Massachusetts UCC Faith Formation" click on "Join."
  4. Massachusetts Conference churches and their members now have free access to a series of webinars and a library of books, articles, videos and CDs through a new partnership with Practical Resources for Churches, a New York based online church resource center. The PRC’s live webinars and previously recorded webinars are offered at no cost. Visit their website for more information:


Equipping & Networking Opportunities

Certification Program for Christian Educators
     *Dates for 2018-2019 classes are now posted 
       and registration is open!

Education for Effective Youth Ministry Certification Program (EEYM)  TBA-2019

Communities of Practice for Christian Educators & Youth Ministry Leaders

Faith Formation Classes




Confirmation retreats hosted by the Massachusetts Conference
Registration is ongoing.



Is this the End of Sunday School & Youth Ministry?
     Presented at Super Saturday March 2018

21st Century Faith Formation

Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

Baptism and Communion Resources

Bibles and Baptism Books for Children

Children's Messages

Compensation Guidelines for Christian Educations/Youth Ministry Leaders (see Christian Educator's Guide and Handbook for Youth Ministry Leaders under "Helpful Handbooks" below)

Confirmation Programs

Continuing Education

Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Comparison Chart for Children's Ministries

Curriculum Comparison Chart for Youth Ministries

DVD Lending Library

New!  Helpful Handbooks:
           Christian Educator's Guide
           Seeking a Christian Educator or Youth Ministry Leader
           Youth Ministry Leader's Handbook

Intergenerational Worship & Ministry

Learning Disabilities & Special Needs in Christian Education

Lectionary Scripture Readings

Lent & Easter Resources

Racial Justice Resources for Families

Rethinking Sunday School

Safe Church Conduct Ministry and iCORI information

Stewardship with Children 

Talking with Children About Tough Issues (death, violence, natural disasters, pornography)

Vacation Bible School

Updated!  Youth Ministry (Professional Self-Care section just added to the Handbook for Youth Ministry Leaders)

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