The well intended ways in which your church acknowledges Mothers Day may be a source of pain for some worshippers. Here's how to change that.
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The new Wild Wonder VBS curriculum from A Rocha focuses on creation care and spiritual formation for elementary-age children.
In a world where 20 second sound bytes are the norm, I find it refreshing when I receive a document which tells a short, relevant youth ministry story. Check out the March 2018 edition of the CRCNA Youth Ministry newsletter below!
Check out the CRC’s growing list of children’s ministry resources on the topics of faith formation, Sunday school, worship, communion, family ministry, and more.
While each child’s developmental path is unique, there are common patterns in how children’s understanding of the Lord’s Supper typically unfolds. This two-page resource summarizes those patterns from preschool through the teenage years.
Mimi Larson is the new Children’s Ministry Catalyzer with Faith Formation Ministries! Contact her if you have children's ministry questions or challenges, e.g., faith formation and child-specific spiritual development, children’s ministry program development and curriculum selection, and more.
Ministry with children is a big job. It’s an important job. The Children’s Ministry toolkit was designed to provide you with the support you need to do the work you do.
In Uncomfortable, Brett McCracken analyzes, laments, and offers perspective on the struggle, for as the old saw goes, even if you are fortunate enough to find the perfect church, you will surely ruin it when you join.
The themes entwined in the Lenten season — self-examination, lament, mortality — aren’t easy concepts for kids to wrap their brains around. For Lent this year, consider adding visual and tactile elements to your observation of Lent.
Seeking justice is a spiritual discipline — a tangible way for us to express our faith by obeying the commands to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves. This resource shares 10 tips for North Americans who want to follow Christ in seeking justice today.
Reformation Themes: Commemorating the 500th Anniversary (Free Study Resource — The Banner Study Series)
This collection includes a series of articles focusing on each of the five solas — Scripture alone, faith alone, Christ alone, grace alone, and glory to God alone — along with a retrospective by Dr. Karin Maag, “The Reformation: What Did We Gain? What Did We Lose?”
In part two of this webinar series, we look deeply into what makes teens "tick" spiritually and how that impacts them, their families, and the church's ministries.
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.