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.
Resource Coordinator, Faith Formation Ministries
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.
Churches are doing many creative things to make a person’s profession of faith a day to remember. Faith Formation Ministries has gathered dozens of those ideas in the Professing Our Faith online toolkit.
Discover Your Gifts by Alvin J. VanderGriend has helped thousands of CRC members learn more about the way God made them and how they can use their gifts. And now taking the spiritual gifts inventory is free!
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 Formation Ministries has been working with churches to help strengthen faith storytelling practices. Our Faith Storytelling Toolkit lists dozens of practical ideas for shaping and sharing our faith stories.
Here are 25 important aspects of faith formation to look for in your church's faith formation ministries.
If it’s time for some new profession of faith practices in your congregation, here are four ideas to consider.
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,...
This is great, Ruth! Can't wait to hear how it goes in your Together group this fall!
Beautiful, Jennifer! Thank you!posted on: Here’s Mud in Your Eye
Great article! Also want to invite readers to check out the Faith Storytelling toolkit from Faith Formation Ministries . . . it offers dozens of practical, doable ways to shape and share ...posted on: Simple Steps to Faith Sharing
Beautiful, Angela! I would really love to see that video and include it in Faith Formation Ministries' Faith Storytelling toolkit so other churches can see it too. If you're willing, send it to me...posted on: Being Real: The Power of Faith Stories