How can we encourage each other to focus on what we hope for, and the One in whom our hope is rooted, rather than what we’re hoping against in these strange and uncertain times?
Resource Coordinator, Faith Formation Ministries
If family worship at home seems weird, here are some things you can do before, during, and after to help people feel more at ease.
Graduating from college or seminary? Looking for a church or nonprofit job? Here are seven easy things you can do to give your application materials the best chance of nabbing you an interview.
Intergenerational small groups are rare. But the benefits for adults, kids, and teens are incalculable. Here's one group's story.
Celebrate the coming of Christ with this easy, colorful Advent craft for families or children’s ministry groups.
The number of people who find themselves in the “third third of life” (age 55 and up) is increasing—dramatically. Is your church ready for the challenges and opportunities of this new reality?
Parenting is hard, especially the first time around. Support young families in your church by sharing these twelve resources for faithful parenting.
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?
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.
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Hahaha...hardly a star! I wrote EFF as part of my work for Faith Formation Ministries, and I'm so glad folks are finding it helpful! Thanks for your kind words.
This is wonderful, Melissa! I have chills! I'll bet your kids will always remember doing this.
A few days ago the sky was filled with the biggest, brightest rainbow I'd ever seen, and it reminded me of God's love and care for us even as we go through these harrowing times.posted on: God's Mercies in a Pandemic
Steve, thank you so much for this writing. What a beautiful way to start my day--by aspiring to live without guile.....posted on: Without Guile
Now there's an idea, Hetty. It is so important that we treat children as equal worshipers. There are lots of great ideas for intergenerational worship in Faith Formation Ministries'...posted on: 5 Ways to Help Kids Worship
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...posted on: Spiritual Growth Survey?
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!)...posted on: Inspire 2019 in Three Words