All of the struggles of these past six months seemed so small — the pain of leaving a church, the incessant theological pushback. None of these things really mattered in comparison with knowing him.
Rather than adding another program or creating a new ministry team, here’s one idea for enhancing one event most church members already enjoy: Add a storytelling activity to your next planned potluck.
The APCE conference offers more than 70 workshops focused on youth, leadership, worship, hospitality, social justice, and more. Ignore the name. Attend the conference. You’ll be glad you did.
This two-page resource from Faith Formation Ministries offers ten tips to help deacons care for others, as well as themselves, as they live out their calling and serve their congregation and community through their diaconal ministry.
If we fail to intentionally include and accommodate people, the church suffers just as much as the person excluded. Here are a few tips to help you think about working together in God’s growing kingdom.
If you are feeling a pull to explore ordained pastoral ministry, these ten steps will help you discern whether that is the path God is calling you to take.
Spiritual growth can’t be programmed, but great resources are important. As someone who is part of an intergenerational small group, I wanted to share some of my favorite resources!
Arnie talked for a minute more, his curious energy bringing the Old Testament to life. As he sat down, I wanted to hug him. I wanted to say thank you for making a middle schooler interested in the book of Malachi.
This fall we’re celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I can’t think of a better Sunday take home gift for everyone in your congregation than a copy of Ten Ways My Reformed Identity Shapes My Faith.
Online cultural magazine, Think Christian, recently put out a new ebook, the “Pop Culture Primer,” that aims to help Christians consider what they watch, listen to, read, and play through the lens of their faith in Christ.
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.
Join us for a unique evening of learning and worship as we explore the harmony between modern science and biblical faith.
Classis Grand Rapids South has created a 30 day devotional to promote a time of prayer and celebration commemorating the 500th year anniversary of the Reformation. We'd love for you to use and share!
The creators of TOGETHER, an inclusive adult Bible study, have partnered with Faith Formation Ministries to put together a list of Ten Ways to Be a More Inclusive and Welcoming Adult Small Group.
I love David’s invitation in Psalm 34:8 to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” The verse is so tangible, a reminder that we can experience God's goodness. In what ways have you tasted and seen God's goodness this summer?
After a week which included a public display of racial hatred, the murder of a young woman, and the shameful failure of a president to name evil for what it is, how do we respond?