It’s an honor and a joy to edit Grow Christians. This group blog started as a dream years ago and became a reality as a pilot project last Lent. This month, two big things happened: we hit “Publish” on our 100th post and we passed the milestone of 75,000 page views.
Those numbers are significant for two reasons. First, this site is not quite seven months old. And second, it’s written primarily for (and, often, by) parents in the Episcopal Church: parents seeking to grow as Christians while helping their children do the same.
It’s not an incredibly gigantic potential audience. In fact, plenty of headlines will tell you we’re a dying breed. But we know we belong to a bigger story: resurrection.
Our religion has shaped and changed our lives. God in Christ has claimed us for the work of love, and we are better for it. We know that a relationship with God has infinite value. In this tradition we have discovered a way to know, love and serve God that is worth passing on.
Grow Christians began so the practice of faith at home with kids could be visible, encouraged, and shared in the Episcopal Church. And Grow Christians just got easier.
With more than a hundred posts, it became a challenge to figure out what had been written and where to find it. The menu had broad categories. The sidebar had a search function and a tag cloud. And that was all there was. But not any more!
We are delighted to share our new Archives page. This page has every Grow Christians post ever written, neatly sorted so that you can find what you may seek. Future posts will be added to this page as they are published on the site. Check it out today and let us know what you think. Do the categories make sense? Can you find what you seek?
Hopefully this helps make Grow Christians easier for you to read, reflect on, and be renewed by. A virtual community has begun to grow here – and you are welcome and invited to it.
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Have you checked out the Archives page? What do you think?