I love watching my boys play football, and I love it even more now that I better understand “the game within the game.” But I really love the local church. And like in football, sometimes our playbooks need to change.
What does “Reformed” mean anyway? This is a compilation of previous Banner articles by award-winning writer and former Banner editor Rev. Len Vander Zee on topics including election, the Trinity, original sin, and more.
It takes a village — the whole congregation — to nurture the faith of its young people. Here are ten ways to connect with young people and children.
About a year ago, as Venezuela was beginning to deteriorate into violent chaos, I prayed for God to expand my borders. A short time later, he brought refugees Alejandro and Sandra into my life.
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.