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Folks in the “third third of life” need their church fellowship to both support and even boost their resilience.
Do you know your family’s immigration story? With all this time at home in the COVID-19 crisis, find out what yours is, record it in an interview, and your story could be added to the "Immigration Is Our Story" series!
Intergenerational small groups are rare. But the benefits for adults, kids, and teens are incalculable. Here's one group's story.
The question I get the most is: “How can we help families form faith if they’re too busy to come to our programs?” I believe the solution lies in our sense of belonging.
Faith Formation Ministries is excited to present a workshop at Inspire 2019 about faith formation for people age 60 and above.
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?
My parents always saw my sister and I as integral parts of their ministry, knowing that we had valuable contributions to make. And yet they did not force us to get involved; they extended an invitation.
That nursery programs hold this much intergenerational ministry potential is often overlooked in churches where nursery is viewed as the hard to staff, catch all for kids who can’t be, or don’t want to be, in worship.
While on vacation in South Carolina, my wife and I worshiped at First Zion Baptist Church. And though it was immediately clear that we were visitors in a strange land, this little church with a big heart welcomed us. . .
He could no longer even stand, so he simply laid himself down on the ground. “Did anyone do anything?” his mom asked. “Yes,” he said quietly. “My friends ran over and laid on the ground right next to me.”
Congregations always have a culture. You won’t find it written down in mission statements or council minutes but walk into any congregation on a Sunday morning, and you will gradually gain a sense of who is welcome.