Busy schedules mean worn out families don’t always make it to church. Here are some ideas that your church could do to get families more engaged.
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Here is a simple questionnaire you can use to give voice to your leader's joys and concerns! This feedback will help you shape the program for next year and it may also help your teachers consider their role in the future.
Imagine a room full of wide-eyed kids, amazed by the stories of Scripture; activity, variety, and discovery choreographed seamlessly into a lesson that captures the imagination and inspires! Consider these ideas for keeping your kids engaged and focused right from the start.
In Sunday school, we want to create an environment where everybody belongs and everybody learns and grows together. What does that mean for kids with visual impairments? Check out these helpful ideas from Sister Barbara Cline, the Director of the Office of Faith Formation for the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids.
Come to Me, a unique family “prayer book” now in development by Faith Alive, is an exciting new venture designed to bring families closer together and closer to God. We’re looking for families to field-test a sample of this book, which makes spending time with God a natural, doable, and meaningful part of family life.
Second Reformed Church of Zeeland, MI had some wonderful craftsmen in their church build the pieces of the tabernacle to use with the WE: Enter The Tabernacle series of intergenerational events (from Faith Alive). They would like to share these resources with other churches.
This website provides free resources developed by volunteers from around the globe, that can be used for fun, active summer programming.
This article by Jim Merhaut describes why emotional intelligence (EIQ) can be a better predictor of leadership success than IQ. It includes a link to an EIQ test that includes practical ideas for boosting your EIQ to make you a more effective leader.
If your church is exploring models for learning and growing in faith together, the Lifelong Faith website is a great place to begin. You'll find ideas, research, and theories experts who are studying faith formation and educators who are leading ministries in a wide variety of denominations.