For the past three Sundays, my church has been promoting Fall Ministry Kickoff. It's impossible to miss the message to get involved! Is this the same at your church? What are your thoughts?
To many of us in North America, to rest is to be lazy. We have the saying “Don’t just sit there, do something.” And we are not afraid to say that to those who are sitting. Is this Biblical?
Being part of a large family reminds me that all of us, in our own way and in our own place and time, are trying to figure out what it means to live out our faith. And for each of us, that looks different.
Is their a guideline regarding voting at congregational meetings if someone is a professing member and is under the age of 18?
The word ‘faithful’ has grown in meaning. It used to just refer to faith. Someone who had a lot of faith and lived faith consistently was ‘faithful.” Now being faithful means more...
Lesli is the newest member of the team, serving seven Classes in Ontario, Canada. Look for more interviews with Regional Catalyzers in the weeks ahead!
Rather than feeling guilty about the places where I am failing as a parent, I am resolving to take small steps to pass on my faith to them. I'm starting with "lunch box notes"...
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.
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!
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?
In the weeks ahead, we’d like to introduce you to the people who serve CRC congregations as part of Faith Formation Ministries. We’d like to start with our regional staff, also known as Regional Catalyzers.
Check out the latest ideas from the world of faith formation. We’ve gathered some practical tips, radical ideas, and a great new resource from one of our favorites, LifelongFaith Associates.
By the time August rolls around, I find that stress and anxiety are starting to appear more and more (right along with the mosquito bites). If I've been having so much fun, why am I stressed?
Watch and enjoy this great webinar for Story Hour, Little Lambs and preschool ministry leaders, led by Diane Dykgraaf. It is packed with inspiring tips and helpful tools for teaching 2 - 7 year old children.
In this new webinar, Marian Lensink shares the basics of leading the Coffee Break Bible discovery process. Engage with this resource from your home computer or use it as a training tool.
In this webinar, presenters share the top 14 ways Youth ministry people from across Canada have used to start their youth ministry seasons well.
In hopes to narrow searches for indecisive youth workers everywhere, we decided to look through many of them to find the best of the best. Here are some of the ones we found...
As the summer sun is still heating up our houses and runs, here are some COOL resources our team has found this week.
Many churches hold commissioning services in September as a way to acknowledge, bless, and celebrate those in leadership roles within various church programs. What about the rest?
Frodo commits to the task saying, “I will take the ring to Mordor. Though, I do not know the way.” Is this a good parallel to profession of faith?
I received one very memorable care package as a student at Dordt College. It was my first year living off campus and my mom thoughtfully sent a package. But first, customs got ahold of it...
The Children at the Table Toolkit is now available from Faith Formation Ministries. The online toolkits, designed to fit YOUR ministry context, offer a wide variety of resources, stories, ideas, and more.
Fall is almost upon us, but fear not! These new resources can help you prepare your church and home for the end-of-summer scramble.
The practice of profession of faith emerges from a history laced with confusion. As a result of such a complicated history, we often find conflicting approaches to profession of faith.