Without sounding too negative, it has occurred to me more than once that parenting keeps circling back around to the topic of sin management — the parents’ first of all, and then the child’s.
Download and enjoy this easy-to-use, yet meaningful family Lent devotional from Kids Corner!
I’m convinced that the most authentic faith formation happens in organic, everyday, non-formal interactions with the people God puts in our circles.
Like many parents I’m interested in increasing my understanding of how I and my family might live into and live out of Lent. Here are four resources we’ll be using this year.
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!
These two resources offer studies to help young people grow in their journey of faith formation. Both resources provide strong Biblical teaching, in-depth questions, and activities for practical application.
This two-page resource from Faith Formation Ministries shares ten tips to help parents engage young children in their church worship service.
The Joy Smith Foundation (JSF) is an organization working to end human trafficking. Read about the work JSF is doing and how you can make yourself aware of the danger of human trafficking and keep your loved ones safe.
Here are seven ideas of activities with the potential to form faith that you can do with your kids for little or no dough.
Below you’ll find six tools to help the families in your congregation build faith at home during Easter.
I’ve heard all of these statements in the past six months. Some might make you cringe, and some you may have said before. The point is not to shame you for things you’ve said in the past, but help you better navigate interacting with a grieving parent in the future.
Children learn through observation, but they learn best through participation! Check out this new tool that offers 10 meaningful ways to involve kids in worship.
One Sunday I noticed something strange. Even though we were usually the first car at church, my dad always chose to park in the worst spot. His explanation has stuck with me to this day.
As I hear my friends reflect on the election’s outcome, I am hearing a loss for words about how to talk about this with children. It is in response to what I am hearing that I offer this devotion for parents.
The Welcoming Children to the Lord’s Supper toolkit contains excellent resources to support parents/caregivers and children’s leaders as they engage kids in conversations about the Lord’s Supper.
In my Facebook feed, I've seen many mothers express the sadness of having a child start college and leave home. But these transition times remind me of all the people in church who have influenced our kids.
A single parent has suffered loss—whether through death, desertion, separation or divorce. She/he will exhibit all the stages of grief but also needs to go on with daily life. Here are several ways a church can help.
Since the release of the God Loves Me storybooks last October, grandparents have been sharing stories about the impact of the books. If you’d like your heart warmed today, read on.
It's one thing to paint a picture or try your hand at the pottery wheel (and if you mess up, so what?); it’s another thing entirely to work with living souls. The stakes feel so much higher.
A couple’s religious beliefs, or one partner’s lack thereof, should be looked at before tying the knot. A plan for dealing with differences should be agreed upon. But, the plan needs to be kept flexible.
A recent article in Forbes magazine reported that Americans now spend more money on Easter candy than they do on Halloween candy. Have you noticed an increase in Easter consumerism?
We’ve been through times both of us hope never, ever to experience again. When God doesn’t pick up the phone, believers feel unspeakably alone. Then there are no words, only groaning.
Before the presents were neatly wrapped in bows, did you and your spouse have a discussion about Christmas? Specifically, did you set a limit on the number of gifts to give each child?
Whether you are with new friends or familiar faces this Thanksgiving, we pray these cards will help you and your guests deepen your thankfulness to God and love for one another.