I believe that ministry leaders would greatly benefit from taking the occasional field trip to neighbouring churches both within and outside their denominational tribe.
For our next installation in the series introducing the staff of Faith Formation Ministries, we would like to introduce you to Sandy Swartzentruber, Creative Resource Developer.
The Building Blocks project, based on work done by Bob and Laura Keeley, is one of the recent and exciting initiatives being promoted by Faith Formation Ministries in the CRC.
Today, we continue our series introducing the staff of Faith Formation Ministries. Now it's time to get to know Communications Strategist, Paola.
How do you disciple a new believer? Jesus recognized that the people He encountered were at different stages of growth and development, and He worked to challenge each of them to the next level.
Telling faith stories is a powerful way to share what God is doing in our community, our churches, and our homes. Has your church developed any unique storytelling traditions or practices that other churches could adapt?
In our series introducing you to the staff of Faith Formation Ministries, I would like you to meet Karen De Boer, Creative Resource Developer, from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.
This webinar provides guidelines to help congregations minister to high school students preparing for graduation and offer helpful tips on how to care for students once they are in college or at a university.
Growing up in a Christian Reformed Church, I can’t say that I was very aware of the season of Lent.
Despite ongoing rejection from the people—and Jeremiah’s own personal feelings of desperation—he continued to obey God. How can we learn to practice this kind of trust in our lives?
Derek Atkins has been a part of Faith Formation since it began as a pilot project in 2013. Read about how his own faith journey shapes the work he does today.
Today I'd like to introduce you to Mike Johnson, Regional Catalyzer for Classis Central Plains and the western United States. Mike likes to help people and churches move past challenges!
Recently I’ve noticed a trend in which people are choosing a theme word, or couple of words, to focus on throughout the year. Is this something you have done or would consider doing?
I tried to go about my business but phrases from their conversation made me think, “Ah, these are ministry people.” I wondered, are these guys listening to the students they hope to impact?
Meaningful contact between older adults and young people in North America has become increasingly uncommon. Church seems to be the final frontier that cultivates such natural interaction.
There are times where I'm just not red hot like these other great people of faith. I've learned it's okay to be beige in my spirituality. We're all wired different, with unique spiritual gifts.
It's Ministry Question Monday and we're excited to share with you the FIRST featured ministry question! Now that we have the question, let's start the discussion.
We aren't invited to enforce our 'rightness' on others. We are invited to submit. To humble ourselves. When we become experts at that, the Kingdom advances.
As leaders or parents, we have an incredible opportunity when it comes to discipleship in the times when pop culture mends (or blends) its way into our lives and the lives of our children and teens.
Last week I encountered three different people. Three people with their own stories and their own complicated relationships with the Church. How can the CRC be a community to these people?
Here are two great resources that will help you interact with the Christmas story — one in a way that is festive and fun — the other in a way that is more quiet.
ReFrame Media has designed a special (free!) Advent devotional series, Waiting In Expectation, to help you see God's story in your life.
Youth ministry programs and intergenerational faith formation together build sturdy discipleship. This webinar examines the many ways that a congregation blesses its teens.
Whether you are with new friends or familiar faces this Thanksgiving, we pray these cards will help you and your guests deepen your thankfulness to God and love for one another.
Faith isn't always taught. Often times, faith is absorbed. It is formed at the kitchen table when the family talks to one another. It is formed in how a father treats the child.