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.
What Should the Church Do When a Child, Grade 2, Is Too Old for Infant Baptism and Too Young/Not Ready for Believer's Baptism?
We have a woman who will be baptized as a new believer soon, and she has a son in grade 2. While it is clear that the mother shall be baptized we need wisdom with respect to the son.
This webinar was recorded on: Thu, 05/30/2013 This webinar introduces some of the sobering statistics about youth staying, leaving and returning to church in Canada.
So your congregation is moving forward on welcoming children and all baptized members to the Lord's Supper. Here’s your chance to get them answered by our panelists and to hear the questions that other churches are asking.
Many churches are now dealing with the reality of losing the Millennial Generation for good. If that seems unacceptable to you and your church, then there may be some options to help your church become more relevant to this tough-to-define audience. But be warned, this webinar is not for the faint of heart.
This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 04/25/2012 Is your congregation reflecting on Synod's decision to welcome children to the Lord's Supper? Join us to explore the roles of the pastor, elders, and parents in this significant process - and equip your congregation to move forward with joy.
I'm wondering if anyone else has concerns about the phrase "faith formation." Some of us discussed this at a recent classis meeting. Many thought it was vague and would have preferred a confessional or biblical phrase.