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Sandy Swartzentruber

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Resource Coordinator, Faith Formation Ministries

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Souvenirs of Faith

We associate souvenirs with traveling, but we also keep them to remind us of faith milestones. A family baptism gown, a signed Bible — these things help us remember moments that shape our identity as people of God.

Faith Nurture
  • 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...

  • 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?
  • Hi Jenifer,

    Eric is right--the CRC doesn't typically take official positions on books like this, but the Challies article is worth a read.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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,...

  • This is great, Ruth! Can't wait to hear how it goes in your Together group this fall!

  • Beautiful, Jennifer! Thank you!