AUCE Recommended Resources
These resources provide a solid foundation for those new to faith formation ministries.
AUCE How-To Guides
Written for AUCE members by AUCE members.
Become a member of AUCE to access these helpful guides for your faith formation ministry:
Adult Education Guide
Faith Formation Content Guide
Faith Formation Checklist
Mission Trip Guide
Youth Ministry Guide
A bibliography compiled by members of AUCE to guide local church educators and youth leaders in ministry
A listing of the 16 UCC Conferences that include church educators and/or authorized ministers in their compensation guidelines. Kudos to the Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Penn Northeast, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin Conferences for including guidelines specifically for church educators!
A Guide for Educators, Local Churches, and Youth Workers
Compensation guidelines, types of church educators, developing a job descriptions & resumes, interviewing tips, search recommendations, evaluation suggestions, and much more.
A list of blogs filled with wise and creative advice for faith formation practitioners of all types.
Excellent resources from our sister denomination for faith formation with families and children.
Children In Worship
Children's Ministry in the Way of Jesus byIvy Beckwith and David Csinos
"The Children's Sermon: Five Do's and Don'ts" Building Faith blog post by Debbie Gline Allen
Faith Inkubators strives to make the home the primary inkubator of faith for disciples of all ages by replacing classroom models of education with parent-involved small group models.
Websites, articles, and other resources for parents of younger and older children
As you evaluate the curriculum materials your congregation is using, try viewing this process as one of the ways that you bless your children, youth, and adults along their journeys in faith.
Faith formation insights from key leaders in the Church such as Carol Wehrheim, Elizabeth Caldwell, Don Richter, Anthony B. Robinson, Karen-Marie Yust, Ivy Beckwith, Rodger Nishioka, Jerome Berryman, John Roberto, and more.
Storypath and Theology & Film
Students and faculty at Union Presbyterian Seminary share learning resources with film that may be used in church settings at Theology & Film.
Students and faculty at Union Presbyterian Seminary share connections between children's literature and our faith story at Storypath.
Located on the shores, in the mountains, in the forest, or on the plains, UCC camps and retreat centers serve local congregations, families, and individuals year 'round and are an extension of the Christian education mission of the local and wider church.