Faith is mysterious. No matter what we do in church or at home, we can’t make faith happen. But, like a farmer, there’s much we can do to till the “soil” that faith grows in.
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.
Available online resource toolkits from Faith Formation Ministries include resources for children's ministry, intergenerational ministry, profession of faith, children and communion, faith storytelling, and the Building Blocks of Faith.
Churches are doing many creative things to make a person’s profession of faith a day to remember. Faith Formation Ministries has gathered dozens of those ideas in the Professing Our Faith online toolkit.
Discover Your Gifts by Alvin J. VanderGriend has helped thousands of CRC members learn more about the way God made them and how they can use their gifts. And now taking the spiritual gifts inventory is free!
We associate souvenirs with traveling, but we also keep them to remind us of faith milestones. A family baptism gown, a signed Bible—these things help us remember moments that shape our identity as people of God.
Here are 25 important aspects of faith formation to look for in your church's faith formation ministries.
If it’s time for some new profession of faith practices in your congregation, here are four ideas to consider.
We’ve all heard someone say, “My faith story is boring. I grew up in a Christian family. I went to Christian schools...And that’s about all there is to tell.” Well, let’s get one thing straight right now: There is no such thing as a “boring” faith story.
Telling faith stories is a powerful way to bring your congregation together and help people of all ages grow in faith.
The Faith Storytelling toolkit from Faith Formation Ministries provides dozens of ideas for sharing faith stories in worship, in church education, in small groups and youth groups, at home, and more.
For most people the idea of being interviewed by the church council is somewhere on the spectrum between anxiety-producing and utterly terrifying. Here are a few ways to make the interview a more joyful, life-giving process.
Talk about faith with your kids using God’s Big Story Cards — a boxed set of cards that encourage families to wonder, pray, praise, share, and respond to God’s Word.
This story-sharing opportunity is guaranteed to be a memorable, meaningful experience, both for the elders whose stories need to be heard and the youth who hear them.
If someone asked you to share your testimony in a worship service, what would you say? The average CRC member might react like this...
Telling faith stories is a powerful way to share what God is doing in our community, our churches, and our homes. Has your church developed any unique storytelling traditions or practices that other churches could adapt?