FFM: Who We Are and Where We Are Going (Part 1)

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It's always interesting to watch people track with the conversation when I explain just how this whole Faith Formation Ministries thing came to be. I usually start off with a comment about how the CRCNA has actually been "encouraging and equipping" (as our mission/mandate states) congregational faith formation leaders for decades by providing curricula and other resources, along with teacher and leader training through the CRC publishing house, Faith Alive Christian Resources.

For years Faith Alive editors and writers served as a sort of denominational think-tank for faith formation, especially in terms of faith development in children and teenagers. In addition to the work of Faith Alive, for six years the denomination was blessed by the work of the Faith Formation Committee, who shepherded many a conversation about children and the Lord's Supper. Of course, both Faith Alive and the Faith Formation Committee concluded their service to churches in 2013, leaving many children's ministry leaders, youth ministry leaders, adult bible study leaders, education committees, and elders without a denominational conversation partner on how to best nurture of the faith of kids, teenagers, and young adults. 

So out of the post-Faith Alive, post-Faith Formation Committee emerged our group, Faith Formation Ministries. And just what have we been up to? In the past year or so we've 

Not bad for a few months huh? 

We'd love to hear from you about what your impressions have been of our work. Have you had to chance to interact with us on one of these projects? We'd love to hear about your experience. Haven't had a chance yet or have questions about our work? We'd love to hear from you as well! Suggestions on things to work on, churches to work with, or other plans for the future? Let us know! We'll be talking about what some of our plans for 2016 next week but we'd still love to hear from you. 

You can comment below or drop us a line at [email protected]. Thank you all for your prayers and interactions during our first few months! 

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