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Sandy Swartzentruber

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Resource Coordinator, Faith Formation Ministries

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  • 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 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,...