What is Christian Formation?

Christian Formation (CF) is a term used to describe the life long journey we all undertake to be Christians in the Episcopal Church. Unlike the term "Education" - there is no certificate marking an end-point to this process.   We are not born Episcopalian, nor Christian, and it is up to all of us to take responsibility for what we believe, whether we want to be an active part of this faith-community, and if so, in what way can we serve - always growing in our faith.  

Amy Mellies is St. John's Director of Christian Formation. She coordinates Christian Formation Programs for all ages which include:   Nursery, Godly Play, #JesusSquad and The Den for our Jr. High and High school groups as well as Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) .  Links to the curriculum and schedules for these programs can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions or concerns about this essential part of our parish, or if you would like to help with the Christian Formation program, please contact Amy Mellies at amymellies@stjohns-ames.com, about ways you may contribute to this ministry.
If parents or youth would like Amy to text them with Christian Formation updates, please sign up using this GroupMe link:  https://groupme.com/join_group/23501655/TCHc8i

To help Amy by providing contact information for youth who will participate in Christian Formation, you can fill out the following Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1fLmyh9t7YDrDtS5XEIvscz5X91zrwUgKGb_7gC-A8i044A/viewform?c=0&w=1&includes_info_params=true