An engagingly simple way to invite people (small groups, friends, family, or your whole church!) to think more deeply about how faith is both formed and lived out in daily life.
Karen De Boer
I work as the Creative Resource Developer for Faith Formation Ministries of the CRCNA from my home in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Working from home may sound like I work alone, but most days are anything but quiet as I’m participating in video conversations with individuals or groups who are engaged in ministry. Those kinds of interactions are what make the job so energizing!
I’ve been involved in children’s ministry since I was a child myself and I’m so thankful for the ways children have nurtured and continue to nurture my faith. I think it’s that kind of cross-generational faith nurture that led to my interest in intergenerational ministry. I love it when different generations gather in worship, in service, and to learn from and with each other. And studies show how important it is for God’s family to do together!
Over the years I’ve worked as part of a team to shape both the children’s ministry curricula published by Faith Alive Resources and the Dwell at Home series of resources for families. I’m also the author of the Home Grown Handbook for Christian Parenting and a contributing author/editor for the family devotionals You're Invited and God's Big Story cards.
My family and I attend The Journey church where you’re most likely to find me sitting on the floor asking wondering questions with a group of 4 year olds.
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Thanks for this suggestion, Pam. I'm looking forward to checking it out!posted on: How to Choose a Children’s Storybook Bible
Thanks, Brandon! I'm glad you found the information to be helpful. And thank you for adding the Children's Illustrated Bible to the list. I've just flipped through it online and love the way it...posted on: How to Choose a Children’s Storybook Bible
I love this post so much, Jill. Thank you for providing such an authentic and encouraging perspective on faith practices.
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Thanks, Melissa. So glad you found it helpful!
This is a great list, Staci. Thank you for sharing these ideas.posted on: 8 Gift Ideas for Grads in Your Church
This is wonderful. Thank you, Jill!