Reassessing faith formation needs in personal faiths, families, and congregations during COVID-19.
When adult children leave the church, parents are often wracked with grief and guilt. But what part of this burden is really ours to carry, and what must we leave to God?
Here's how one church insured that new faith formation initiatives would live on past their committee work.
Here are six ways we can help ensure that ghosting doesn’t become a normalized expression in the Body of Christ.
It's important for those who leave and for those who are left behind to communicate and learn from the reason why.
Studies like Renegotiating Faith encourage congregations and mentors to be more intentional about connecting students to new networks at a time when they’re open to those connection points. Here are five ideas to consider.
As part of a covenant promise-keeping body of believers, how can a student’s church family help support their launch? Let's look at a CRC church in Barrie, Ontario, for some good ideas.
I wonder if rethinking the church library might be a way to tackle a manageable adaptive change for congregations being faced with even larger adaptive challenges. Let's discover new ways for church libraries to resource and bless congregations.
Rather than adding another program or creating a new ministry team, here’s one idea for enhancing one event most church members already enjoy: Add a storytelling activity to your next planned potluck.
I've spent plenty of time with other ministry leaders bemoaning the impact of the "fear of missing out" (FOMO). I'm done bemoaning this reality and instead want to ask: How can we find freedom from this idol?
For most churches, the thought of not having a "coffee" gathering time after worship would be unthinkable. And yet, how often do we ask how effective this time is in forming the faith of all who attend?
The Building Blocks project, based on work done by Bob and Laura Keeley, is one of the recent and exciting initiatives being promoted by Faith Formation Ministries in the CRC.
Youth ministry programs and intergenerational faith formation together build sturdy discipleship. This webinar examines the many ways that a congregation blesses its teens.