Adult

A variety of resources that address Christian formation for Adults.

Small Group Studies

Reading-based

Companions in Christ – a 28-week study that introduces participants, through reading and exercises, to a variety of spiritual practices (Cokesbury)

A Spiritual Formation Workbook by James Bryan Smith with Lynda Graybeal – an 8-week study that highlights six traditions of Christian life and faith: contemplative, holiness, charismatic, social justice, evangelical, and incarnational (HarperOne)

 Video-based

Embracing Series – each study features a DVD with video presentations and a participant’s workbook (sold separately; Morehouse Education Resources)

Living the Questions 2.0 – a video and internet-based small group exploration of progressive Christianity;

Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity by David M. Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy tells the story of and gives background for the LTQ program (Living the Questions and HarperOne)

 Audio-based

Small-Group Discussions with Krista Tippett on Being – using material from the popular radio program, Krista Tippet on Being, each downloadable session includes a PDF and MP3 file; material can be adapted for one or two sessions (Morehouse Education Resources)

Additional Small Group Resources

Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction by Susan S. Phillips – offers an intimate view of the practice of spiritual direction (Morehouse Publishing)

An Open Place: The Ministry of Group Spiritual Direction by Marlene Kropf and Daniel Schrock, ed. – helps those familiar with individual spiritual direction move to a small group model (Morehouse Publishing)

Where Two or Three Are Gathered by Daniel Prechtel – offers ten small-group models and guidance in group leadership dynamics (Morehouse Publishing)

Bible Study

Disciple Bible Study – a 34-week small group overview of scripture; additional units are available (Cokesbury)

Education for Ministry – a four-year small group intensive study on the Hebrew Scriptures, the Christians Scriptures, church history, and theology (each unit requires one year to complete; The University of the South)

Living the Good News – an on-line, downloadable lectionary-based Sunday class curriculum available for all age groups (Morehouse Education Resources)

Making the Most of the Lectionary by Thomas O’Loughlin – a resource for enhancing liturgical and biblical understanding (Morehouse Publishing)

The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan; download a Study Guide and Weekly Discussion Group Guide by Rebekah Bokros Hatch

Unabashedly Episcopalian by Andrew Doyle – for Episcopalians newly discovering their church home or long-time members who may have forgotten why they love the church (Morehouse Publishing)

Synthesis CE is a study guide following the Revised Common Lectionary that includes an interpretation of the Sunday Scriptures along with quotes and discussion questions. View samples at:  http://synthesispub.com/index-2.html

Confirmation and Episcopal Practice

I will, with God’s help – offers youth and adults a solid reflection on Episcopal heritage and belief together with the richness of Episcopal liturgy and prayers; adaptable for use from 6-12 weeks (Morehouse Education Resources)

Transformation Series – this collection of books analyzes the present plight of The Episcopal Church and sketches a positive way forward, identifying the seeds of change already planted and growing (Church Publishing)

Welcome to the Church Year: An Introduction to the Seasons of the Episcopal Church by Vicki K. Black – a tour through the dates, colors, and other traditions of the Christian year (Morehouse Publishing)

Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church by Jenifer Gamber with Bill Lewis – an introduction to the history, structure, and beliefs of The Episcopal Church (Morehouse Publishing)

Training

Contemplative Compassion: Creating a Culture of Care in Faith Communities by Sarah Butler Berlin – through a small group context trains lay and ordained ministers to provide pastoral care from a contemplative, discerning perspective (Renovare USA)

The Cup of Salvation: A Manual for Eucharistic Ministers by Beth Wickenberg Ely – offers practical tips and theological underpinnings for Eucharistic ministry (Morehouse Publishing)