Look inside the fourth issue of Living the Call for updates from Faith Formation Ministries and Calvin College, as well as tools for nurturing the faith of people of all ages.
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.
In the midst of trauma and grief, how do we point children to the comfort of God’s love and care for them?
I'm looking for recommendations for a small group study. I'm looking for a variety of topics that range from a three-week to ten-week series. Nothing too intimidating for a lay leader.
Like all Christians, ministry leaders face daily challenges and difficulties. Spiritual direction can help us meet those challenges in the spirit of Psalm 139.
It’s almost summertime, and Vacation Bible School is just around the corner! But before you get lost in all the details, here are three ways to strengthen your ministry with children this summer.