In a world that is getting increasingly polarized and where people are pitted against each other, we are never alone or unnoticed by Jesus.
Is your church working on developing a comprehensive faith formation plan for children and youth? We'd love to hear from you!
No matter when you begin your ministry season, it is always most excellent to use a few tried and true methods to help your church start off on the start note. What have you found vital to kicking off your season, whether in September or October?
Looking for a conference to encourage and equip congregational leaders who are engaged in faith formation ministry? Check this out.
What is your focus when you prepare and preach your sermon?
When the youth pastor at Gateway CRC in Abbotsford left after 15 years of service, the congregation wasn’t sure what the best succession plan was. They invited Ron deVries, Faith Formation Ministries’ youth ministry catalyzer, to lead a discernment session for the congregation.
If you’re engaged in ministry with children, here are five great ways to start the coming year off well.
Friendship Ministries provides Bible study curriculum that can help your church minister with adults who have intellectual disability.
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To Plant a Walnut Tree by Trevor Waldock, as the subtitle states, is a conversation about “how to create a fruitful legacy by using your experience.” Waldock engages with people in all walks of life who are concerned about how they are living life and wondering if all their busyness and activity really makes a difference.
While it’s important for kids to understand the arc of Scripture, it’s not always easy to communicate it to them! Faith Formation Ministries developed this short gospel summary for kids as a resource for use in Sunday or Wednesday night children’s ministry, in VBS, in preparation for communion classes, and in other settings.
In Canada today, there are 1,200-1,300 people turning 65 years of age every day. In the U.S., 10,000 Boomers reach that milestone birthday each day. Is your church aware of and ready to offer Christ’s love to a growing elderly population?
Read about one church's experience incorporating Lego™ into children's Bible storytime!
As Pastor Jun Kim from the New Westminster (BC) CRC was planning the annual VBS program, he approached Faith Formation Ministries’s regional catalyzer Liz Tolkamp and invited her to help him put together parenting workshops that would take place while the children were in VBS.
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.
My heart skipped a beat when I learned how this church encourages children to use their gifts.