ATTN: Clergy, Faith Formation and Youth Leaders!


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In order to receive your blessing box in time for this online conference, please register by February 15th.

Share It!
Storytelling that Intersects Our Stories with the Faith Story
The 2022 Online Faith Formation Conference
Gather for a fun, conversational (but structured!) workshop with the Rev. Rebecca Anderson, generating ideas and getting some tools in the mix to craft your own stories. Dream about what storytelling could do in your own setting. Consider what stories have been missing and how to invite them. Leave with ideas you can put to work in your community right away, and some inspiration for even bigger plans down the road.
What’s in it for you? Well: we’re empowered by telling our own stories, rather than consuming the stories others create about us. We find out we’re not alone when we hear about the lives of others. We learn about the on-going work of God in the world when we hear and tell stories from the Body of Christ. Rev. Rebecca Anderson is co-pastor of Gilead UCC in Chicago, a storytelling church. She has been featured on NPR’s Moth Radio Hour, a weekly storytelling show.
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The Heartland Conference Faith Formation network connects, equips, educates, and inspires faith formation leaders in their work of nurturing disciples of Jesus Christ utilizing a framework called “Learn It, Live It, Share It!” Interested in learning more about the Faith Formation Network and how you can get involved? Contact the Conference Office at

What is Learn It, Live It, Share It?

Learn it, Live It, Share It… is a dynamic and interactive approach to Christian faith formation developed in the Ohio Conference that engages the sacred texts of the Bible in their beauty and depth, calls forth a living out of God’s love, and invites others into the shared journey of discovery and discipleship. This transformational model is adaptable to many settings. It can change your life! Training for implementing this model is available throughout the year and is announced through the monthly Heartland Conference eNews and the weekly Fast Five (click here to sign up).

An Annual two-day February Faith Formation Conference features nationally known speakers who inspire the work of Faith Formation in the Learn It, Live It, Share It! model.

Curriculum Resources

The best peer-reviewed faith formation curriculum resource listing available is that of the Association of United Church Educators (AUCE). Whether it is Faith Formation in the season of COVID 19 or anti-racism or in the family or youth ministry or just about anything else you might be looking for, this well-organized listing with links is a great place to start. Click here to find out more.

Association of United Church Educators (AUCE)

AUCE is a national voice that advocates for excellence in faith formation and education ministries in the United Church of Christ for people of all ages. As a network of collegiality and partnership it helps to broaden the scope and depth of faith formation and education ministries in the local, regional, and national settings of the United Church of Christ. AUCE is also organized regionally and you can find the Great Lakes Association of United Church Educators (GLAUCE) on their site as well, a group many faith formation folks in our Conference are connected with. Click here to find out more and explore membership with AUCE.