Post-Pandemic Planning and Resources

Post-Pandemic Planning and Resources

Guidance for Ministry in Pandemic Times

21st Century Faith Formation Trends

     A blog post from Building Faith that captures the shifts and changes that the pandemic revealed.

Post-Pandemic - The Many Faces of Faith Formation
     A blog post by Debbie Gline Allen, SNEUCC Minister of Faith Formation
          Rather than asking what to do for Sunday School when we return to our church buildings, perhaps we
          should be asking, "What shall we do in light of what the pandemic has taught us about passing on the


Four Reasons People are Not Volunteering and What To Do
     from Ministry Architects

Planning for Post-Pandemic Faith Formation - 4 resources

     An overview of intergenerational ministries from a March 2022 Super Saturday workshop.

     What Next? a tool from the Presbyterian Church USA for re-imagining faith formation

     A 9-step process in out-of-the-box thinking for congregations to undertake, with the end result of a
     customized congregational faith formation program that is adaptable for post-pandemic ministries.

     Re-Imagining Faith Formation - scroll down to the bottom of the webpage linked here
          A presentation by Patty Berry, Minister of Faith Formation, and Kathi Jackson, Lay Leader & Story Catcher at the
          United Congregational Church in Middletown, RI


Resource Recommendations for 21st Century Faith Formation Programming

Intergenerational Ministries and Programming
                    Birth, baptism, first Bible, confirmation, drivers license, marriage, retirement, death -
                    all of these milestones, both secular and church-based, can be honored and celebrated within the

                    community of faith

Biblical Storytelling
Bible stories can be shared by all, with all, as your faith community learns The Story together
          Rituals, Sacraments, holidays, and Holy Days
                    Create rituals and celebrations that are regularly/annually engaged by all ages together
                    Building intentional relationships between the generations has positive faith-forming aspects for
                    all ages

Faith Formation in the Home
Faithful Families by Traci Smith
Resources for families that don't add "one more thing to do" by incorporating faith-based
                    conversations into daily routines
                    A 5-step bedtime routine for families from Faith Inkubators
          Using Playlists
                    A delivery system for providing faith formation resources and content for your congregation's
                    families (and everyone else!)

Christian Practices
          Formation in Christian Practices from Lifelong Faith Associates
                    Guides and resources for designing formation in Christian practices
          Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living (intergenerational and age group options)
                    Curriculum materials from the Presbyterian Publishing Company
                    A thirty-six-unit curriculum based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers.
          Traci Smith's short videos on 5 Christian practices for families


Organizations with Forward-Thinking Webinars & Blogs
         Building Faith
          Ministry Architects
          Practical Resources for Churches
          Vibrant Faith


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