Resources for Christian Formation
Are you looking for a new curriculum for your Sunday School program? Building Faith has done the research for you with reviews for children, youth, and adults, as well as a resource on how to choose for your church. Find more at buildfaith.org.
Other online resources that we recommend:
The Center for the Ministry of Teaching at VTS offers lots of resources for teachers, including reviews of Vacation Bible School curricula, a blog, an online magazine and more. Find it online at the link above, or connect with CMT on Facebook.
Forma is an association and dynamic community of Christian educators, formation professionals, and their institutional partners that celebrates and upholds the diverse ministries of Christian formation across the the Episcopal Church.
Worshiping with Children offers a blog with amazing resources for each Sunday's lectionary. You can search by lesson or date.
Storypath provides names of children's books that tie in with the lectionary.
Center for Spiritual Resources is a resource portal put together by the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
Home resource offered online
GrowChristians.org is a website on practicing faith at home. The site is based on a central question: How do we grow as Christians ourselves and help younger people – especially in our own families and churches – to grow as Christians too? Writers will cover topics like family prayer, reading the Bible, how to talk about the cross, using music, art, cooking, and more. It's a partnership of Forward Movement and Plainsong Farm.
Thinking about summer camp?
Since 1931, Camp Kanuga campers have been forming lifelong friendships, experiencing new adventures and growing in their faith through our welcoming Christian community. Camp Kanuga has rich traditions and exciting new programs that encourage transformation, growth, and renewal for all. The camp serves boys and girls ages 7-15 in age appropriate activities including; hiking, climbing, swimming, arts & crafts, archery, horseback riding, chapel, ropes course, team sports, camping, fishing and much more. For more information please visit www.campkanuga.org or call 828-692-9136, ext. 279.
Camp Gravatt is an Episcopal camp and conference center, located outside of Aiken, South Carolina, offers a summer camp for rising first through 11th graders.
Typical summer camp actiivies include: archery, arts & crafts, campfire, canoeing, challenge course, environmental education, faith formation, hiking, music, recreational sports, swimming, themed evening events, and worship. For more information, please visit www.campgravatt.org.
2018 Vacation Bible School dates
Planning ahead for summer? Send us your dates for Vacation Bible Schools: email@example.com.
St. Thomas, North Charleston, June 11-15. Visit the church website for more.
Grace, Charleston: June 18-22 "Hero Central: Discover your strength in God!" for ages 4 through rising 4th gracers. Older children and adults are invited to participate as volunteers. Register here.
Holy Cross Faith Memorial, Pawleys Island: June 18-22, "Splash Canyon" (with St. Peter's Lutheran Church). Registration forms are here.
Looking for a VBS Curriculum?
Looking for a curriculum for your 2018 Vacation Bible School? Each year the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary compiles reviews of VBS programs for the current year. The CMT believes Vacation Bible School helps churches spread the Good News of God in Christ, and that VBS is a powerful intergenerational program.
Follow this link to find their "Top Picks" for 2018. They've also got information on the underlying pedagogy and theological stances of the publishers, with details about their offerings this year.
Or create your own VBS using The Best VBS Workbook Ever!.
Christian Formation Conference
June 11-15, 2018
90th Anniversary: 'Coming Home'
Experience the “peace that passes understanding” this summer at Kanuga!
Find more information from Kanuga and register online.
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