Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Resources for Formation

Please visit these pages to find resource suggestions and formation tools for all age groups.

Disclaimer: Resources listed on these pages are sent to us by the publishers or groups producing them and do not necessarily represent the views of the diocese. They are not vetted by a committee of any sort but generally come from trusted vendors. If you have reviews or suggestions on any of the following resources, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UPDATE FALL 2015: 

The 16-page Church Publishing Christian Education Brochure 2015: This piece offers curriculum and other resources for use with Children, Youth, and Adults as well as new and important books for Christian Formation leaders and teachers.

Inside you will find:
• Books for Christian Educators: pages 2 & 15
• Resources for Children and Children's Leaders: pages 3-5
• Godly Play (print and digital): pages 6-7
• Resources for Youth and Youth Leaders: pages 8-9
• Resources for Adults and Small Groups: pages 10-13
• Living the Good News: page 14
To view the Church Publishing Christian Education brochure 2015, CLICK HERE

Please consider ordering any of the resources from your local Episcopal bookstore.

Children

Worshipping with Children: A blog about including children in the congregation's worship using the Revised Common Lectionary
Building Faith: Another great formation blog.
Healthy Church Resources: Pinterest site providing resources for congregational health and vitality, stewardship, education, emerging new church practices, church leadership, and spirituality.

God's Word, My Voice
A Lectionary for Children by Lyn Zill Briggs
This collection of the Revised Common Lectionary readings is paraphrased for children.  Read aloud in Sunday morning worship, it will help kids read the word of God and understand its meaning for their lives.

Youth

Healthy Church Resources: Pinterest site providing resources for congregational health and vitality, stewardship, education, emerging new church practices, church leadership, and spirituality. 

Hazardous Saints: Christians Risking All, Changing Everything
with C. K. Robertson
In six engaging sessions, your adult or young adult small group (also works for individual study) will explore the lives of six Christian "saints" who risked all for the sake of the gospel.

Adult

Healthy Church Resources: Pinterest site providing resources for congregational health and vitality, stewardship, education, emerging new church practices, church leadership, and spirituality.

What Wondrous Love: A Lenten study for adults, capturing the stories of Holy Week in a fresh, creative retelling of these important events. Study with world-renowned biblical scholars and teachers in this 6-session DVD study of Holy Week.

  • Bishop Waldo Calls to Order
  • Bishop Greg Rickel on Stewardship
  • Leadership Day
  • Dean Timothy Jones of Trinity Cathedral
  • The Rev. Dr. James Farwell
  • Ms. Terri Mathes
  • Closing Plenary Before Evensong
  • Bill Hunter of the Advent Shoppe
  • Christ Church Before Evensong
  • Gravatt Booth
  • Thompson Booth
  • Canterbury Booth
  • Sewanee Booth
  • Business Day
  • Cursillo 130 1
  • Cursillo 130 2
  • Cursillo 130 3
  • Cursillo 130 4
  • Cursillo 130 5
  • Cursillo 130 6
  • Cursillo 130 7
  • Cursillo 130 8
  • Cursillo 130 9
  • Cursillo 130 10
  • Cursillo 130 11