I've been a CRC Pastor for forty years, serving congregations in Iowa, Illinois and Michigan. I've always carried a passionate concern for the faith development of all ages in the congregation. Since 2002 I've been on the staff of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, and also Adjunct Professor of Worship at Calvin Theological Seminary. Currently I'm serving a five-year assignment on the Faith Formation Committee of the CRC. In our work we began with the initial concern over children at the Lord's Supper, and quickly found our work and concerns broadening into all areas of faith formation - from baptism, remembering our baptism, instruction, professions of faith, etc. As the father of three sons and ten grandchildren, faith formation matters take on a deeply personal nature. I've been privileged to have a front row seat to observe it and participate in it, not only for my own family, but also for those in my congregations.