I have spoken with a few congregations that would like to try this and would benefit greatly from others' experiences.
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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.
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?
There has been much discussion about what age to begin this process (grade 3) and the resources that should be offered to children and parents as preparation, but what about the older baptized member?
As a committee, we are looking for a book or devotional to read together and help center our focus on our purpose: Faith Formation of our church community.
My church is considering expanding our youth service learning trip to include adults and families. How should/would we fundraise differently for an intergen trip than a youth trip?
I am taking a doctrine and theology class and some of the teachings are raising questions in my reformed faith. I'm wondering, at what do point do we receive the Holy Spirit and what is the primary purpose of the Spirit?
I'm looking to purchase a new compact Bible and wonder what version most CRC pastors are using. I see the TNIV, ESV, and NLT have all been approved in the last 11 years.
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.
Is your church working on developing a comprehensive faith formation plan for children and youth? We'd love to hear from you!