The ideal is that our young people will feel that they are known, loved and deeply cared for. Allow me ask a few questions about the young people of your congregation...
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My experience in the past 30 years with youth-curriculum has been extremely disappointing. Many materials do not engage the students. But, good news, the “So What” Bible Study is different.
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!
In the midst of trauma and grief, how do we point children to the comfort of God’s love and care for them?
Imagine what might happen if you gave people the actual tools they could use to celebrate advent.
Busy. Overwhelmed. Chaotic. These are the words I hear when I ask people to describe today’s families. Because of shifts in our society, the church must also shift our thinking. Faith Formation wants to help!
Have you ever ended a family Christmas celebration and realized you’d skipped telling the story you’d gathered to celebrate? Start a new tradition this year by using one of these meaningful and fun intergenerational storytelling ideas.
Baptism provides God’s big family with a beautiful opportunity to say, “Welcome to the family!” to the one being baptized. Use these easily adaptable ideas to help your church do that with arms open wide.
The Building Blocks project, based on work done by Bob and Laura Keeley, is one of the recent and exciting initiatives being promoted by Faith Formation Ministries in the CRC.
If you're looking for ways to encourage a middle schooler as a spiritual mentor and friend, check out this article.
Even in our most desperate recruiting moments, we don't just want any warm body to lead Dwell. We want the right people to step into the role. Here's a quick script you could use for a church announcement as you look for quality Dwell leaders.
Use this pep rally idea and commissioning litany to send your Sunday School kids into a new year of learning about God with excitement and encouragement.
There are people in your church who are just waiting for someone to ask them to share their years of accumulated wisdom. How might you make space for that amazing gift?