Faith Formation, Christian Education & Youth Ministry


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of this month's upcoming events


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 glineallend@macucc.org 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: http://www.prcli.org

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Resources

21st Century Faith Formation      

Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

Baptism and Communion Resources

Bibles and Baptism Books for Children

Certification Program for Christian Educators

Children's Messages

Communities of Practice for Christian Educators & Youth Ministry Leaders

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

Confirmation Retreats hosted by the Massachusetts Conference

Continuing Education

Curriculum Resources (including a 2019 Curriculum Overview Chart)

DVD Lending Library

EEYM:  Education for Effective Youth Ministry Certification Program

Faith Formation Classes for Local Church Leaders

Helpful Handbooks:
           Christian Educator's Guide
           Seeking a Christian Educator or Youth Ministry Leader
           Youth Ministry Leader's Handbook
           See also "7 Ways to Support Your Church Educator & Youth Ministry Leader"

Intergenerational Worship & Ministry - includes a rationale for intergenerational
                                                             ministries and worship

Learning Disabilities & Special Needs in Christian Education

Lectionary Scripture Readings

Lent & Easter Resources

Outdoor Ministries & Summer Camps

Racial Justice Resources for Families

Rethinking Sunday School

Retreat Leaders & Spiritual Directors

Safe Church Conduct Ministry and iCORI information

Stewardship with Children 

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

Vacation Bible School

Webinars

Youth Ministry

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