There are people in your church who are just waiting for someone to ask them to share their years of accumulated wisdom. How might you make space for that amazing gift?
Resource Coordinator, Faith Formation Ministries
Given the power of story, it’s no accident that much of God’s Word comes to us in story form. Here are some resources for using picture books to help build faith, both at home and in children’s ministry.
You're invited to download (for FREE!) the Advent section of the popular intergenerational prayer book Teach Us to Pray.
PreachingandWorship.org offers a wealth of resources for pastors, including brief but brilliant topical studies that will jump-start your sermon preparation.
Is your church working on developing a comprehensive faith formation plan for children and youth? We'd love to hear from you!
Collaborative art projects can be great faith formation tools. Here’s how making an Epiphany banner reminded kids and adults that they’re part of God’s big family.
Faith is mysterious. No matter what we do in church or at home, we can’t make faith happen. But, like a farmer, there’s much we can do to till the “soil” that faith grows in.
Nothing reaches kids like a well-told story with eyeball-grabbing art. If it’s time for a refresh of your personal or church library, check out these beautiful faith-forming books.
Available online resource toolkits from Faith Formation Ministries include resources for children's ministry, intergenerational ministry, profession of faith, children and communion, faith storytelling, and the Building Blocks of Faith.
Jeff, unfortunately that course has been out of print since 2008. I'm very sorry that we no longer have it available for you!
Convicting, thought-provoking, and amazingly well-organized! (Ok, that's more than three words, but the adjective is important....those who worked to organize this gathering did an awesome job!)...posted on: Inspire 2019 in Three Words
I just finished Three Things about Elsie, which I loved. It's kind of a mystery story that takes place in a retirement home, and it has many wonderful insights about how we treat the elderly, what...posted on: What Books Are You Reading in 2019?
Ha, good catch, Hetty! "Lego" is indeed the plural. We'll fix this.
Hi there! Thanks for this question.
A great resource for your son at this age are the God Loves Me storybooks from Faith Alive. Each book retells a Bible story in simple language that young...posted on: Family Devotional?
Eric is right--the CRC doesn't typically take official positions on books like this, but the Challies article is worth a read.posted on: Opinions on "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young
Hi Eric! Check out "Ten Ways to Talk with Someone About Their Faith"--a one-page resource from Faith Formation Ministries. It includes ten great questions that prompt people to share faith...posted on: Devotion Ideas?
We're so glad it's helpful, Fran! You can share the link to this article with folks, and if they'd like paper copies of the Ten Ways tool you can order them from FaithAliveResources.org.posted on: Ten Ways to Be a Caring Elder
It's very different, Shaun. The Big Question incorporates faith formation practices into the study. You can view a sample of The Big Question here--look for the red "view sample" button.posted on: New Catechism Course! The Big Question
Sounds like you have a great system worked out, Keith! This Ten Ways tool was intended to help people think about how they can incorporate people of all abilities (including immigrants, refugees,...