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In Case You Missed It: Faith Formation

Check out the latest ideas from the world of faith formation. We’ve gathered some practical tips, radical ideas, and a great new resource from one of our favorites, LifelongFaith Associates.

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Did Frodo Give a Profession of Faith?

Frodo commits to the task saying, “I will take the ring to Mordor. Though, I do not know the way.” Is this a good parallel to profession of faith? 

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In Case You Missed It - Faith Formation

Fall is almost upon us, but fear not! These new resources can help you prepare your church and home for the end-of-summer scramble.

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Why Do We Profess Our Faith?

The practice of profession of faith emerges from a history laced with confusion. As a result of such a complicated history, we often find conflicting approaches to profession of faith. 

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In Case You Missed It: Faith Formation

Each week, we will be searching the web for the most thought-provoking blogs, online articles, book reviews, and resources on faith formation and discipleship. Check them out and add your own! 

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Instagramming the Gospel

It’s easy to be critical of social media. It’s particularly easy to be critical of the person using their phone in church. Are they checking Facebook instead of listening to the sermon?

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Phoning It In: Faith Formation Summer Interns

Hi! This is Libby Huizenga and Lindsay Elenbaas, interns with the newly launched Faith Formation ministries. This summer, we will be contacting churches to learn about YOUR Faith Formation stories. 

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  • What if we viewed more events in the Christian life as commissioning services? What if, rather than scrapping the idea of commissioning people altogether, we emphasized in other events how we are...

  • This only addresses part of your post, but, in the case of people who refuse background checks, I recommend emphasizing how Safe Church policies protect volunteers as well as children. Background...

  • I was a kid with pretty high levels of anxiety, and a song that I first learned from a Psalty video (remember those?!) that was helpful to me was "I will cast all my cares upon you." 

  • Elizabeth Drescher says that "social media is the landscape of communication."

    We can grow in faith through social media in the same way that we grow through school, work, and family.