The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Christian Formation All Ages

Google Group/Listserv on Formation

In order to facilitate communications and information sharing, a "Google Group" (list-serve) is forming for anyone who is involved in formation ministries (children, youth, and/or adult) for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. Anyone who is interested in participating is more than welcome to. Interested individuals should email Sharon Ely Pearson at spearson@cpg.org to be included. 
 

 Online Resources

Apps and mobile resources

Blogs

Documents

Online Resource Centers

Networks

Apps and other mobile resources

Electronic Common Prayer (Book of Common Prayer app for Apple and Android)
https://www.churchpublishing.org/products/index.cfm?fuseaction=productDetail&productID=9768
 
BCP: Daily Office Readings
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/book-common-prayer-daily-office/id574757244?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logoscreative.commonprayer
Richard Rohr - Center for Action and Contemplation
SSJE - Brother, Give Us a Word and other seasonal offerings
Forward Day by Day (Daily reading and meditation by Forward Movement
Mission St. Clare - daily office, including recorded music
Pray as You Go - Daily recorded prayer podcast by Jesuit Media, about 3 minutes
Book of Common Prayer Online
The Lectionary Page
 
 

Blogs

The blog of Sharon Pearson (Christian Formation expert) which contains lots of resources for all ages.
www.rowsofsharon.com
The blog of the Dean of Formation, Molly James, that has a collection of formation and ministry resources.

http://episcopalct-formation.blogspot.com/

Worshipping with Children -blog with seasonal resources for incorporating children into worship
 

Documents

A document with a collection of resources to facilitate a Church School conversation on Racism.

 A facilitator guide and handout on Living into Baptismal Ministry & Finding your Passions.

Networks

Two ways to connect with Forma, a network of those involved in Christian Education across the Church.
 

 

Resource Centers

Life Long Faith Associates - tremendous resources for faith formation on all ages. Click on the Presentations Page to see his Spring 2015 presentation to ConnECA.

http://www.lifelongfaith.com/

Key Hall Online -site for Center for the Ministry of Teaching at VTS, resources divided by type (book, curriculum, app, etc.), age of learner (child, youth, family, etc.), context (home, church, school)
http://www.keyhallonline.org/
Build Faith - includes Curriculum Center and other resources for churches, as well as Home Practices
http://www.buildfaith.org/
Center for Spiritual Resources - resources divided by content (contemplative wisdom, leadership development, lifelong faith formation, spiritual & personal growth, eTools and Tips)
http://www.thecsr.org/
Spirit Link - St. Columba’s, DC - resource page from a parish
http://www.columba.org/index.php/2011/education/spirit_link
Faith Formation Learning Exchange - for educators with research and formation resources
http://www.faithformationlearningexchange.net/
FORMA Resource page - from network of those involved in formation across Episcopal Church
http://episcoforma.org/resource-area/
Diocese of Texas Resource Page
http://www.epicenter.org/resources/
Diocese of Southwest Florida Resource Page
http://www.episcopalswfl.org/Mission%20and%20Ministry/faith-formation-resources-for-adults.html
Text This Week - Ecumenical Lectionary Based Resources
http://textweek.com/