Faith Formation

Faith formation is at the heart of what the Christian life is about. Faith as to be nurtured, nourished, sustained and formed. Growing in faith is a lifelong journey. Traditionally congregations have offered “Sunday School” to educate the young in the faith and nurture the seed within.

The Association along with the Heartland Conference offers opportunities for learning and growth in this area, as well as support to our Faith Formation leaders, and of course, resources for ministry.

Please check our weekly e-newsletter, Streams of Connection, to remain informed of such opportunities. Subscribe here.

The following links provide Faith Formation resources our congregations use:

https://www.ucc.org/education

https://www.godlyplayfoundation.org/

https://shinecurriculum.com/

https://progressivechristianity.org/childrens-curriculum/

https://www.cokesbury.com/Curriculum-Children

https://www.pcusastore.com/Curriculum.aspx

https://www.united-church.ca/worship-theme/children

https://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/category/286016/Children

https://www.auce-ucc.org

https://www.saltproject.org

http://storypath.upsem.edu

http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com

https://buildfaith.org

http://www.heartlanducc.org/all-project-list/faith-formation-resources/

Youth

Our Youth Ministry is committed to leadership and spiritual formation and youth advocacy. The Association along with the Heartland Conference offers opportunities for learning and growth in this area, as well as support to our Youth Leaders, and of course, resources for ministry.

Many of our congregations participate in youth events, overnighters, mission events. Every four years the United Church of Christ holds a National Youth Event. Regional Youth events are planned occasionally. Please check our weekly e-newsletter, Streams of Connection, to remain informed of such opportunities. Subscribe here.

Many of our congregations plan mission field trips for youth. Find opportunities for mission field trips here:

https://www.ucc.org/volunteer_mission-trip-opportunities

The following Links provide resources for leading Youth Ministries our congregations use:

https://www.ucc.org/youth

https://shinecurriculum.com/generationwhy/

https://www.cokesbury.com/Curriculum-Youth

https://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/category/286030/Youth

https://www.pcusastore.com/TabCenter/23/Youth–Young-Adult.aspx