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Other Formation Resources

General Education:

The Christian Resource Institute: An ecumenical web site with daily readings, and resources/information/discussions about theology, the Bible, church history, worship and liturgy, contemporary Christian issues.

Vibrant Faith Ministries: A source for information, training, free and fee-based webinars about faith formation for congregations, families and individuals.

Bible Study:

Bible Gateway: Old and New Testament in 20 translations.

Synthesis CE:  A weekly, Episcopal, lectionary- based, user-friendly bible study guide that is appropriate for parish groups of any kind. Available by subscription.

The Text This Week A web site with numerous links. Access references by lectionary or subject. Links to commentaries, movie references, ministry resources etc.

News/Current Information about the Episcopal Church/Anglicanism:

Anglicans Online:  Current information about the world wide Anglican Communion and its provinces.

Episcopal News Service: The news service of the Episcopal Church

Prayer/Meditation/Spiritual Development:

Contemplative Outreach: Information about the practice of Centering Prayer; instruction in method; weekly article; links to related resources; calendar of Centering Prayer retreats, courses and events listed by geographic region

Center for Spiritual Resources:
A clearinghouse of resources and programs for the spiritual journey.

Forward Movement :  Daily meditations from Forward Day by Day; Anglican Cycle of Prayer; on line bookstore for Anglican/Episcopal publications: pamphlets, booklets, books – some resources available in Spanish

Practicing Our Faith:  A web site with essays, links and resources about Christian issues and practices

The Geranium Farm: An online community begun by The Rev. Barbara Crafton that includes her famous e-Mos, virutal candle vigils and message board, live chat, essays and many more features designed to support the spiritual journey.

Publications/Audio/Visual Media Resources:

The Episcopal Media Center: ( part of the Alliance for Christian Media) Tapes, DVDs, CDs on topics related to the Episcopal Church, the Bible, theology, Anglicanism etc.

Forward Movement: Anglican/Episcopal books, booklets, pamphlets – some resources available in Spanish

On Being with Krista Tippett is public radio’s weekly program about religion, ethics,meaning and ideas. Produced and distributed by American Public Media and heard on public radio stations across the U.S. and globally via the Web and podcast.

Worship/Liturgy:

Books of Common Prayer: Features the Books of Common Prayer used in the USA, Churches of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Canada

Daily Office: Mission St. Clare provides Morning and Evening Prayer including lessons, psalms, prayers and music for each day

Hymnals On Line: Features the texts of hymns as well as suggestions for hymns.

The Lectionary Page: Features the Revised Common Lectionary displayed in calendar form for the liturgical year.

When Will It Be Read: Look up when( or if) a particular bible verse will occur in the Sunday lectionary.

FORMA

A comprehensive set of Christian formation resources may be found at the website of Forma - "an association and dynamic community of Christian educators, formation professionals, and their institutional partners that celebrates and upholds the diverse ministries of Christian formation across the Episcopal Church. With members from over 40 states and 60 diocese, we are an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization linked to but not legally affiliated with TEC."