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.
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.
Classis Grand Rapids South has created a 30 day devotional to promote a time of prayer and celebration commemorating the 500th year anniversary of the Reformation. We'd love for you to use and share!
Faith Formation Ministries is seeking a part-time (8-15 hour/week) Children's Ministry Catalyzer.
The creators of TOGETHER, an inclusive adult Bible study, have partnered with Faith Formation Ministries to put together a list of Ten Ways to Be a More Inclusive and Welcoming Adult Small Group.
Faith Formation Ministries invites you to consider joining a cohort of twenty congregations that will work with us to intentionally strengthen their faith formation practices from October 2017 to January 2019.
I love David’s invitation in Psalm 34:8 to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” The verse is so tangible, a reminder that we can experience God's goodness. In what ways have you tasted and seen God's goodness this summer?
Faith Formation Ministries presents, Choosing a Curriculum, the companion video to the guide a "10 Question Tool for Choosing Children's Ministry Curriculum."
For years I attended small groups that appealed to my interests and helped me grow spiritually. And I never thought about the people in my congregation who didn’t have the same choices.
Twelve weeks into an 18-week marathon training program, most of my days look the same. Wake up before the sun. Run. Go to work. Rest, rinse, repeat. But the monotony is building endurance for what lies ahead, much like my walk with God.
After a week which included a public display of racial hatred, the murder of a young woman, and the shameful failure of a president to name evil for what it is, how do we respond?
This resource warmly and clearly articulates ten answers to the question “What difference does being Reformed make in my daily life?”
The CRC Office of Race Relations is now offering discussion guides for small groups on books and films that address the topics of race and faith. First up is Trevor Noah's memoir, Born a Crime.
Faith Formation Ministries has created a short video that provides a clear and concise overview of our ministry. Please feel free to use on FFM Offering Sunday (Aug 27 this year) or any other time in the year!
Use this free bulletin insert (or shareable pdf) from Faith Formation Ministries as a way to let people know about the toolkits and where to find them online.
I know that healing is such a huge and fraught topic. One could begin, naturally, by asking why doesn’t Jesus just heal everyone, then and now?
Feel like you’re scrambling to put together each week’s youth group meeting? Are you overwhelmed by carrying the leadership responsibilities alone? This resource can help.
Gratitude somehow builds up in us during the ordinary and good times of life so as to make us less likely to be defeated when the bottom falls out on us in this or that area of life.
“There’s no single way to do intergenerational engagement. There’s no hard and fast rule or one silver bullet. It’s all about experimentation and failure, even,” says Amanda Bakale, a pastor at Community CRC in Kitchener, ON.
I keep a growing list about why seminary education is more than just helpful—it is vital for church leaders and the church. Here are three of my top reasons for attending seminary.