A great article about an unlikely friendship between an older gentleman and a teenager. How can we multiply stories like these in our congregations?
In Seamless Faith: Simple Practices for Daily Family Life, Traci Smith gives many practical ways to make the practices of daily life practices of faith.
I want to remind you of a trusted faith formation resource provider: Faith Alive Christian Resources. The Faith Alive 2014-2015 catalog is full of Sunday school curriculum, Bible studies, and other resources to help people of all ages to grow in faith.
"Making it look easy takes a lot of practice" say Matt Smay and Hugh Halter about incarnational life and missional community. "A workbook alone won't get the job done...It also includes learning to take personal responsibility for your own calling."
I have a full set replica of Aaron's Garments as designed by God and communicated to Moses. It has been my privilege to use them to point to our Great High Priest 45 times, sometimes in worship services, more often to senior groups, occasionally to children in Sunday School or Christian School.
As a committee, we are looking for a book or devotional to read together and help center our focus on our purpose: Faith Formation of our church community.
There has been much discussion about what age to begin this process (grade 3) and the resources that should be offered to children and parents as preparation, but what about the older baptized member?
I was approached about conducting a profession of faith class for a young adult who is a baptized member of a neighboring church. We wondered what happens to his "professing membership" once he makes public profession of faith in our congregation?
When I first read these words “Where young Christians should go to church and why” I thought to myself, “They can go wherever they want to!” As I read on, I realized that the person making the recommendation was one of the leading Christian churchmen of our time. Let me share what I learned with you.