Faith Formation, Christian Education & Youth Ministry

Welcome! There are 3 ways to access education resources for your congregation:

  1. Browse through this webpage to locate the resources you need for your programs. You will find webinars, networking opportunities, retreats, resource recommendations, and more!
  2. Contact the Massachusetts Conference’s new Christian Education and Youth Ministry Consultant, Debbie Gline Allen, if you have a specific question or need some guidance in navigating the world of Christian education resources. You may reach her at or call 508-603-6601.
  3. Massachusetts Conference churches and their members now have free access to a series of webinars and a library of books, articles, videos and CDs through a new partnership with Practical Resources for Churches, a New York based online church resource center. The PRC’s live webinars and previously recorded webinars are offered at no cost. See the list below and visit their website for more information:


Educational & Networking Opportunities:

Christian Educators' Certification Program and Faith Formation Classes  

Education for Effective Youth Ministry Certification Program

Christian Education/Youth Ministry Communities of Practice

Webinars and Online Courses

Christian Education class

Resources and Events:


Christian Education with Children

Baptism and Communion Resources

Choosing a church school curriculum

Safe Church Conduct Ministry and iCORI information

Vacation Bible School Resources

Youth Ministry

Youth Retreat at Craigville -  November 9-11, 2017

Youth Group Seeds: A Practical Guide to Growing a Youth Group


Confirmation retreats hosted by the Massachusetts Conference

Resources for Confirmation Programs

General Resources

New !!!  Practical Resources for Churches

Daily Lectionary Scripture Readings

Educational Ministries Guidelines and Compensation Resources

Resource Center Media Lending Library

Seasonal Resources: Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

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