These Are Our Bodies: Young Adult Participant Book

Talking Faith & Sexuality at Church & Home

Heidi J. A. Carter & Marcus G. Halley

Oct/2017, 72 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.25

ISBN-13: 9780898690101

• This partipant book is also available as a pack of five
• Faith formation resource for young adults on human sexuality
• For use in congregational and campus ministry settings

Our inherent value and worth comes from God's love for us, but our modern world is filled with sexual expression that too often leads us away from the life of Christ. As Christians seeking to live a life worthy of our calling and desiring to pass along these values to our children and youth, these books (Leader Guide and Participant Book) offer session plans with activities for Young Adults (ages 18–30) to explore issues of sexuality in the context of our faith, building on the foundational book of the same name and as part of the These Are Our Bodies program resource.

Session topics include:
• Holiness
• Intimacy
• Covenant
• Love
• Biology
• Communication
• What is Sacred?
• Power and Parity
• Mind, Body, and Soul
• Brokenness and Shame
• Our Bodies: Currency and Creators

Audience: Young adults (ages 18–30), clergy, Christian educators, young adult leaders, college chaplains

Learn more about the program at

Heidi J. A. Carter currently serves as the Lay Associate for Ministry at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Ms. Clark has served numerous task forces in the Episcopal Church regarding human sexuality. With more than 25 years of experience in Christian formation focused on youth and adults, she is a past president of Forma and once diocesan formation leader. She also serves as the Director of Consultant Services for Leader Resources.

Marcus G. Halley serves as the Rector of Saint Paul's Church on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, a worshiping community in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. His blog “Word Made Fresh” follows his many paths to the present while exploring the places where he sees the reign of God is breaking open in new ways. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johnson C. Smith University, a Master of Divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center, a Master of Sacred Theology from the School of Theology at the University of the South, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from the University of the South.

SESSION 1: The World Yearns for ASSURANCE
SESSION 2: The World Yearns for CONNECTION
SESSION 4: The World Yearns for EMPOWERMENT
SESSION 5: The World Yearns for MUTUALITY
SESSION 6: The World Yearns for RESPECT
SESSION 7: The World Yearns for LOVE
SESSION 8: The World Yearns for PLEASURE
SESSION 9: The World Yearns for WHOLENESS
SESSION 10: The World Yearns for MYSTERY


  • Sexuality
  • Young Adults

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