We are over the moon about these incredible advent ornament ideas. We hope you'll be inspired too!
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 the children’s ministry curricula Kid Connection and Dwell, published by Faith Alive Resources. 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.
Looking for an easy, fun, and meaningful Advent devotional for families? Check out Jesse Tree: God's Big Advent Story.
Looking for a way to encourage and equip congregational leaders who are engaged in faith formation ministry? Check out this event.
When it comes to faith formation, today's families need more than another thing to do or to attend. They need help breathing.
Looking for ways that your church can support family faith formation as the new school year begins? Read this.
Looking for a simple way to bless the students in your congregation this fall? Read this.
Interested in helping families with children form faith while having fun? Get inspired with this summer bucket list of ideas.
Every resource on the list belongs in your church library, whether that library is a dedicated room or simply a basket in a well-traveled hallway. Additionally, many of these resources belong in the homes of everyone with children in their life.
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.
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.
Hi Craig, we've created the black and white version of the God's Big Advent Story ornaments and you're right, they are perfect for coloring. You'll find a link to them above, along with some other...
Craig that's a brilliant idea! Our graphic designer is working on it as I type and we should have that available for you by tomorrow.
Thank you for showing us how to do some out of the box (and into the light) thinking about this, Amy!
Thanks for this powerful reminder of the value of telling faith stories, Mimi. (And wow, that pig really is impressive!)posted on: Can I Share a Story?
We're so glad you like it, LaVonne! Thanks for letting us know. (And we'd love to hear stories about how it's being used so feel free to circle back here after Christmas and tell us how things...
Yay! Thanks for letting us know that this will be helpful for you, Judy. We're so excited about this resource (and that we're able to provide it for free!)
Blessings to you in your ministry...
Thanks for sharing the ways you are including and engaging children at your church, Mavis. That's great!
These are wonderful ideas, Lesli. Thanks for sharing!
I'm so glad you found it helpful, Roger!posted on: Back to School With a Blessing
Kate Kooyman, this is awesome. Thank you.posted on: Grace Like Rain