Collaborative art projects can be great faith formation tools. Here’s how making an Epiphany banner reminded kids and adults that they’re part of God’s big family.
In the midst of trauma and grief, how do we point children to the comfort of God’s love and care for them?
Seong Won asked me whether CPE has changed since I took my last unit 32 years ago. I told her that the structure of CPE hasn’t changed much, but I’ve changed a great deal. Naturally, she followed up with, “How have you changed?”
I'm looking for recommendations for a small group study. I'm looking for a variety of topics that range from a three-week to ten-week series. Nothing too intimidating for a lay leader.
Jill’s conversations centered on family faith formation, a specific focus that Faith Formation Ministries (FFM) has chosen for the coming school year. “These pastors noted how busy families are,” she said.
Like all Christians, ministry leaders face daily challenges and difficulties. Spiritual direction can help us meet those challenges in the spirit of Psalm 139.
Shortly after our grandchild was born, I began to build her a crib. It was a process. And even though the plans were in place, we had to make adjustments. I wonder if ministry in our churches might be like this?
It’s almost summertime, and Vacation Bible School is just around the corner! But before you get lost in all the details, here are three ways to strengthen your ministry with children this summer.
If you are looking for guidance in choosing curriculum, the Children’s Ministry Toolkit has a section completely devoted to choosing a curriculum. Included in that section are curriculum reviews to help you in the discernment process.
As a coach, I am invited into a church before they’ve had a chance to clean up. It is a real privilege to be there in these awkward times where we as people of God are able to wrestle with an issue and see what God has in store for us.
A big part of a healthy youth ministry takes place within intergenerational moments. Within this month's newsletter, you will find a story and resources to help us see those moments come alive.
Looking for something new for youth group or catechism class? The Big Question is getting rave reviews! This informal four-session exploration of Q&A 1 is easy to lead and offers lots of activity options to choose from.
Just because you’ve never dove to the depths of the ocean floor doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. In the same way, just because you've never done the most horrific thing you could think of doesn't mean that grace can not, and does not, cover it.