How can we encourage each other to focus on what we hope for, and the One in whom our hope is rooted, rather than what we’re hoping against in these strange and uncertain times?
If family worship at home seems weird, here are some things you can do before, during, and after to help people feel more at ease.
Intergenerational small groups are rare. But the benefits for adults, kids, and teens are incalculable. Here's one group's story.
There are people in your church who are just waiting for someone to ask them to share their years of accumulated wisdom. How might you make space for that amazing gift?
You're invited to download (for FREE!) the Advent section of the popular intergenerational prayer book Teach Us to Pray.
Is your church working on developing a comprehensive faith formation plan for children and youth? We'd love to hear from you!
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.
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’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.
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.