This free, printable resource from ReFrame Media includes daily and weekly faith focused activities that your family can do together not only to count down the days until Christmas, but also to prepare your hearts for the greatest of gifts, Jesus Christ.
It takes a village—the whole congregation—to nurture the faith of its young people. Here are ten ways to connect with young people and children.
I was organizing my basement recently and came across the following prayer that has meant so much to me in my spiritual journey. Perhaps it will encourage those who are wondering about the road ahead.
I’m always searching for faith-nurturing ideas that busy families can actually do. This week I found two of them. Got rocks or blocks? Then you’re ready to roll!
I recently attended a conference hosted by the Association of Youth Ministry Educators in Dallas, TX, and I'm excited to share with you about a model for ministry called, "Youth Ministry in Thirds."
We have nine Bible storybooks in our house, one for every year we’ve been parents. But recently we added something new to the mix, a big book on family worship. And we're pretty excited about it!
About a year ago, as Venezuela was beginning to deteriorate into violent chaos, I prayed for God to expand my borders. A short time later, he brought refugees Alejandro and Sandra into my life.
All of the struggles of these past six months seemed so small; the pain of leaving a church, the incessant theological pushback. None of these things really mattered in comparison with knowing him.
Rather than adding another program or creating a new ministry team, here’s one idea for enhancing one event most church members already enjoy: add a storytelling activity to your next planned potluck.
The APCE conference offers more than 70 workshops focused on youth, leadership, worship, hospitality, social justice, and more. Ignore the name. Attend the conference. You’ll be glad you did.
“Ten Ways to Be a Caring Deacon” offers ten tips to help deacons care for others, as well as themselves, as they live out their calling and serve their congregation and community.
If we fail to intentionally include and accommodate people, the church suffers just as much as the person excluded. Here are a few tips to help you think about working together in God’s growing kingdom.
If you are feeling a pull to explore ordained pastoral ministry, these ten steps will help you discern whether that is the path God is calling you to take.
Spiritual growth can’t be programmed, but great resources are important. As someone who is part of an intergenerational small group, I wanted to share some of my favorite resources!
My Reformed roots have blessed me, and continue to bless me, in too many ways to count. I’ll name just three.
Arnie talked for a minute more, his curious energy bringing the Old Testament to life. As he sat down, I wanted to hug him. I wanted to say thank you for making a middle schooler interested in the book of Malachi.
This fall we’re celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I can’t think of a better Sunday take home gift for everyone in your congregation than a copy of Ten Ways My Reformed Identity Shapes My Faith.
Online cultural magazine, Think Christian, recently put out a new ebook, the “Pop Culture Primer,” that aims to help Christians consider what they watch, listen to, read, and play through the lens of their faith in Christ.
We often end our youth group year by inviting the teens to write down questions they’re struggling with. This past spring I was shocked by the composite question that topped the list.
Nothing reaches kids like a well-told story with eyeball-grabbing art. If it’s time for a refresh of your personal or church library, check out these beautiful faith-forming books.
Join us for a unique evening of learning and worship as we explore the harmony between modern science and biblical faith.
I see a church community as a place to experience the contagiousness of courage. Surrounded by fellow hikers on the path, we hear and see people cheering us on while we in turn do the same for others.