|Congregational Wholeness | Leadership Education &
Right Relations | Children, Youth & Young Adults
The health and growth of all members of the church is essential to the witness of the church. Nurturing faith of all ages through leadership development, spiritual practices and faith formation enables members of our faith communities to live their lives abundantly and to participate faithfully in God's mission.
Here are some resources that might help to foster leadership development, spiritual practices and faith formation.
Adult Study, Confirmation, Youth Group
These programs are ideal for short programs:
Jesus for the Non-Religious (DVD) – featuring a lecture by John Shelby Spong (68 minutes)
Living the Questions 2.0 (DVD) – twenty-one 20 minute sessions.
Religions of the World (DVD) – Protestant Christianity, Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity, Judaism. Narrated by Ben Kingsley, running time 50 minutes each
Countering Pharaoh's Production – Consumption Society Today;
Victory and Peace or Justice and Peace?;
Paul: An Appealing or an Appalling Apostle?
Eternal Life: A New Vision by John Shelby Spong
The First Paul by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan
A People's History of Christianity by Diana Butler Bass
Bounce: Living the Resilient Life by Robert J. Wicks
2010 Lenten Book: There is No ATM in the Wilderness This Lenten devotional book deals with how our relationship with money affects our relationship with God and others, including the earth community. Reflections for this devotional resource were written by lay and clergy from across the United Church . Available from UCRD .
Jesus 24/7: A Short Course in Faith for the Questing Christian by David Bruce. Using a style accessible to all readers, and the United Church 's beloved “A New Creed” as a springboard for study, author David Bruce encourages every questing Christian to honour the Spirit by daring to ask. Twelve study sessions and 12 take-home exercises form the workbook. For group and individual use. (available from UCRD 978-1-55134-166-8, $16.95)
Leadership Develoment Fund grants are available for lay and clergy pursuing further training or education.
Spiritual practices are often three-fold in nature; they include sacred space, one or more centring activities and prayer.
Charlie Ketcheson Camping and Leadership Award Fund
Further information is available from the Conference Office and on the Charlie Ketcheson Camping and Leadership Fund page.