When adult children leave the church, parents are often wracked with grief and guilt. But what part of this burden is really ours to carry, and what must we leave to God?
Lesli van Milligen
I work for Faith Formation Ministries and the Connections Project. I am also the Classis Toronto Youth Ministry Champion.
Here's how one church insured that new faith formation initiatives would live on past their committee work.
Read how congregations are wrestling with how best to engage people of all ages and all learning styles in their worship services.
Here are six ways we can help ensure that ghosting doesn’t become a normalized expression in the Body of Christ.
It's important for those who leave and for those who are left behind to communicate and learn from the reason why.
Studies like Renegotiating Faith encourage congregations and mentors to be more intentional about connecting students to new networks at a time when they’re open to those connection points. Here are five ideas to consider.
As part of a covenant promise-keeping body of believers, how can a student’s church family help support their launch? Let's look at a CRC church in Barrie, Ontario, for some good ideas.
How does your ministry, youth group, or congregation as a whole measure the faith formative impact of the events you plan? Here are a few tips to consider incorporating before, during, and after an event.
I wonder if rethinking the church library might be a way to tackle a manageable adaptive change for congregations being faced with even larger adaptive challenges. Let's discover new ways for church libraries to resource and bless congregations.
Thanks for your comment, Sandra. I can understand the feeling of being somewhat forced to "ghost". We moved to a new church community right after our children left for university and quickly...
I see that you have already connected with Ron DeVries our wonderful Youth Ministry Catalyzer. I would also love to connect with you. I work as a Regional Catalyzer for Faith...posted on: Ten Ways to Cultivate Youth Leadership
Thanks for your feedback, Mark. I hear what you are saying and I will have to give this some thought. Words matter. I do resonate with the idea of opportunity for the whole congregation to...posted on: Enough Room for Everyone
Thanks for sharing about what you are doing in your ministry, Albert. It shows a sensitivity to your students.posted on: Transitions