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Faith Formation resources

Faith Formation resources
Published by Melanie Huinink on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 10:19 AM
COVID-19 Response Team

There are so many resources for faith formation and it can be overwhelming.  I have sifted through many emails, webpages and suggestions and come across some wonderful resources.

Please continue to put God first!

Faith formations ministry has put out a great article with plenty of resources: https://network.crcna.org/faith-nurture/faith-nurture-during-covid-19

If you would rather not read through the article, here are some of the ones they suggested that I found were great:

*A 40 day reading plan:  https://www.biblica.com/cbe./about/40-day-reading-  plan/

*Faith 5 - which includes a framework for connecting each other and our faith: https://faithink.com/about-faith5

*A family devotional for Holy Week, starting on Palm Sunday:  https://network.crcna.org/faith-nurture/gods-big-easter-story-holy-week-journey-families

*"Faith in an anxious world" podcast. In each episode, they talk with a different expert to ask some of parents’ biggest questions about young people and anxiety. https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/parent/library

*Podcasts, activities, devotions all right here for your kids:  https://kidscorner.reframemedia.com/

Some other great resources:

35 Tech free faith forming family activities:  https://network.crcna.org/childrens-ministry/35-tech-free-faith-forming-fun-activities-families-do-home

GenOn Ministries has provided 2 free LIFT sessions - multigenerational worship sessions you can download and try at home: https://www.genonministries.org/collections/sunday-lift-at-home

Check out what Crossway has provided for free or at a discount: (ebooks, podcasts, reading plans, etc.) https://www.crossway.org/articles/free-resources-for-your-stay-at-home-during-covid-19/

The Presbyterian church in Canada has some resources for families (scroll and click on the "resources and activities for families during school closures" link): https://presbyterian.ca/covid-19/resources/#covid-ce

Here's an article from crosswalk titled "10 ways Christians can exemplify faith and peace during covid-19: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/10-ways-christians-can-exemplify-faith-and-peace-during-covid-19.html

Lent At-home Faith Formation Tip: meal with your family or friends to draw connections between the traditional Jewish Passover meal and the Last Supper. This also provides a wonderful opportunity to teach children about communion and how Jesus asked us to remember him when we celebrate it. Author Ann Voskamp offers Christian seder meal instructions at tinyurl.com/VoskampSeder. (Tip from Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

Here's the link for instructions: https://annvoskamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/A_Christian_Passover_Easter_Meal.pdf