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Instead of functioning largely as "lone rangers", the approved changes invite deacons to equip and provide opportunities for members of the congregation to participate in diaconal work.
What should be included in a new member's class? Please share your ideas, best practices - and maybe things to avoid - in developing a new members class.
Check out these suggestions and ideas from the Ministry Tools Resource Center on how to use puppets as a teaching method for Sunday School!
When a missionary retires, churches face the difficult task of how to use the newly-freed funds. Oftentimes, this decision ends up being made subjectively. Try these questions to make objective decisions.
Sometimes the scheduled newscasts consist of nothing but sad and bad news. Would the listeners feel the pain of these tragedies? Violence is so widespread, the killings so many...
Speaking from the experience of the rise and fall of a Disabilities Support Group my wife and I initiated in 2011, I'll reflect on what went well and also the feedback on ways we could've improved...
Does your congregation welcome children to the Lord's Supper but also offer a children's ministry program during worship? If so, find ideas for how to make this transition go smoothly!
I’m a huge fan of the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Lately I've seen a trend where sermons focus on the older brother instead of on the grace and forgiveness shown to the younger brother.
September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. Help alert your congregation to the risks of birth defects if alcohol is consumed during pregnancy.
Ferrysburg Community Church, located in Spring Hill, MI, is looking for a full-time Student Ministries Director.
Now you’re a leader—kids will be coming through your door looking for inspiration, affirmation, knowledge. That’s a tall order. Where do you start?
I can still remember the hurt and anger in her words as she explained why the abuse she endured from her father as a child has made returning to the church impossible for her.
The best of the best on faith formation this week (from what we could find). We hope these resources are helpful, resourceful , and hopefully even humorous.
Does anyone have suggestions for resources that can be used for helping children/youth prepare for baptism?
All are cordially invited to attend the International School of Prayer on Friday, Sept 25 with Rev. Nam Soo Choi of Korea, the leader of an international prayer movement.
The Tapestry Church seeks a full-time Associate Pastor of Children’s Ministry to provide vision, leadership, pastoral support, organization and administration for the Children’s Ministry.
Acknowledging the contradiction between adultery and the values he espoused while part of the TV show 19 Kids and Counting, Mr. Duggar declared, “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever.” I’m not sure I entirely agree with his assessment...
I was blessed by the worship brought in word and song. However, it was the preparation around the children leaving for Children and Worship that will remain in my memory.
SafeChurch raises up the dry bones and calls churches to turn from lifeless policies that require “compliance” to a fully awake process where people of faith become leaders in their churches AND communities.