At the recent Canberra Region Presbytery meeting mention was made of a Do It Your Self (DIY) Resource from the Vic/Tas Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia.
This is a wonderful resource that enables lay leaders to build capacity and learning about a whole range of things relating to being the church, growing as disciple of Christ and offering leadership. Each unit is a stand alone one that has a clear and easy to use guide with all the resources you need. As well as instructions on how to do it.
The DIY Resource as a whole package can be purchased for $40 from the website, however you can also download for free each of the 39 units as you wish. The DIY Resource can be found here: www.ctmresourcing.org.au/lay-ministries/
To encourage you further to have a look at this resource here is just a couple to get you started: The ministry of Church Council, The Call To Faithfulness In These Changing Times and Major Themes of the Bible.
This DIY Resource would be a great way to start a Faith Formation plan for your congregation and church council - check it out and give it a go.
Would love to hear what you think about it and how it goes in your congregation.