There are millions of creative ideas for faith formation in books, newsletters, magazines, blogs, websites, on Pinterest... not to mention maybe buried behind 10 years of old popsicle sticks in your Sunday School room’s closet!

The huge number of resources at our disposal today does not mean that we don't all feel overwhelmed, stuck, or just tired of thinking about new ideas; sometimes the vastness of what is out there can itself be discouraging. We hope that these resources will provide a set of useful, trusted starting points that can spark your imagination for new ideas or for ways to adapt what's out there to your congregation. 

There are resources for all ages and all types of groups and individuals in these pages. For help sifting through these resources, adapting them for your particular needs or if you would like to talk over an idea, please contact Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, via email at She is here to help! Also, this is obviously not an exhaustive list, and we hope our diocesan community will be able to share resources with each other here and in other ways!

Have Resources?

Do you have resources that have worked well in your life or in your congregation? Would you be willing to talk about them to other people in our diocese who might be interested? We would love to hear from you! Please email or call or 916-442-6918 ext. 215 to share your stories and resources today!


Curated Resource Collections: There are millions of resources out there. A curator helps collect, sift, and organize content around a theme or a common mission. Here are a few sites that have done that work for you already!

Bible Resources: Whether you are leading a Bible Study (it’s not hard to start one!), preparing a formation class or experience for any age, preaching, or learning on your own, it’s useful to have a collection of places to go to help with a tricky passage or for creative ideas.

Prayer and Spirituality: Guides and resources for learning more about prayer and finding support for your prayer life.

Wellness: Find community support and new ideas relating to physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

Leadership development: Resources for growth for individuals and congregations.

Blogs and Podcasts: Listen in on an interesting conversation on faith, or read a unique take on an issue that interests you.

Resources by Age: You may also want to browse the resources organized by age group

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