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Sandy Swartzentruber

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Resource Coordinator, Faith Formation Ministries

  • Hi Gary! The Building Blocks of Faith toolkit that Karen mentioned above includes an assessment tool that could be helpful to you. You'll find a link to that in the "Ways to Use the Building...

  • Check out the Advent study Christmas: Light Splits the Night from Faith Alive. You might also check out When God Comes Down, an Advent study from Abingdon Press.

  • 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!)...

  • 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