Equipping Through Adult Faith Formation

For 2021, the topic is for "Christian Education Network of the ELCA Presents..." series is "Learning Strategies for the Life of Faith Initiative."  We look forward to curating usable resources to support you in your ministry and the Life of Faith!  If you have additional leadership resources to contribute, please contact the CENetwork office! 

  • NEW!  Link to “An Invitation into Deeper Living” by Reverend Emmy Kegler in Living Lutheran describes the process that authors Ellie Roscher and Heidi Barr went through in writing their book 12 Tiny Things: Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life. Besides the book, Roscher and Barr have developed a website and Facebook group, where ideas are curated including mediations, congregational tools and small group activities.

An invitation into deeper living - Living Lutheran

  • NEW! Link to The Wired Word, an online curriculum that provides weekly Adult Bible lessons based on current news stories.  It can be used for standalone lessons with both adults and youth for a low subscription rate.

Adult Sunday School Lessons as current as this week's news. | The Wired Word

  • NEW! Link to Connections: Faith and Life by Norma Cook Everist and Nelvin Vos.  This free resource is an adult study to help people make the connection between what they believe and their lives all week long. There are four Units, each with six sessions. Unit One: Living Faithfully; Unit Two: Living Confidently; Unit Three: Living Spiritually; and Unit Four: Living Freely. The Units can be used separately or in a year-long series. Included in each unit is an Introduction, the Participant Resource, and a 2-3 page Leader Guide.

Connections Resource - Wartburg Seminary

  • NEW! Dialogues On by Sparkhouse is a series of small group resources that help participants explore and discuss difficult topics.  Series titles include: Racism, Sexuality, and The Refugee Crisis. 

Dialogues On | Sparkhouse (wearesparkhouse.org)

  • NEW! FaithLink: Connecting Faith and Life is a downloadable curriculum for adults from Cokesbury that connects faith with everyday issues.  Topics range widely from the Covid-19 vaccine to sustainable living to caregiving.  

Faithlink | Adult Faith Curriculum | Cokesbury

  • NEW! Earthbound: Created and Called to Care for Creation, a DVD series from Select Learning, connects scripture and our Lutheran traditions and helps us rethink our relationship to God’s creation.

EarthBound: Created and Called to Care for Creation (DVD) | Select Learning

  • NEW! Live in Grace, Walk in Love: A 365-Day Journey by Bob Goff is a year long collection of mediations that helps readers step out in love and confidence on a daily basis. For individuals or small group devotions.

Live in Grace, Walk in Love: A 365-Day Journey: Goff, Bob: 9781400203772: Amazon.com: Books