Christian Formation

Christian formation encompasses our lifelong journey as followers of Christ. From our entrance into the community of faith, we seek to learn, comprehend, and live out our faith as Jesus did, as a whole way of life.  Christian Formation embraces the complex ecosystem in which we experience and embrace the essentials of Christianity. It includes the foundational stories, in Scripture and tradition, and grounds us in worship, caring relationships, prayer, and the service of others.

Formation Network NH

No matter what area of Christian formation you may be interested or involved in, the Formation Network wishes to support you and welcomes your participation and input. The Formation Network seeks to support and promote Christian formation through the following:

  • Sharing what works
  • Sharing resources and ideas
  • Crowdsourcing solutions when help is needed
  • Serving as a resource for parishes throughout the Diocese

Formation Network NH offers a Facebook page for sharing resources, ideas, and requests, and to help make connections with others. Click here for the Facebook page or go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/839924332793120/

In addition, Formation Network NH meets twice a year at various times and places to accommodate a wide variety of participants

In Congregations

Throughout Episcopal churches in New Hampshire, you will find opportunities to explore and deepen your relationship with Christ. You may see children creating Bible stories out of Legos, teens from New Hampshire and Massachusetts gathering to experience prayer in new ways, parents looking for ways to share their faith with their children, or seniors studying the Gospel stories to gain an understanding of the ways that following Jesus changes as their lives change. Whatever church you enter, you will find a community of people seeking to love and serve God.

Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a small-group based four-year certification program in theological education. Participants encounter the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experience. For further information, contact Jerry Tepe at jrtepe@aol.com or visit http://efm.sewanee.edu/.

College Ministry

  • University of New Hampshire Durham. The Rev. Michael Bradley of St. George’s Durham hosts a weekly fellowship for UNH students.  
  • Dartmouth College Hanover. The Rev. Guy Collins ministers to students through Edgerton House (The Edge) at St. Thomas Hanover. For more information, see http://www.saintthomashanover.org/college-students.html
  • Keene State College Keene.
  • Plymouth State College Plymouth.

Roots and Branches (blog)

Looking for ideas and inspiration? Roots and Branches highlights Christian Formation ideas and resources for adults, teens, and children, and explores ways to create intergenerational and digital opportunities to grow in faith.

Find current and past posts http://www.linnaepeterson.com/roots--branches-blog