In late spring and early summer, we experience a lot of endings—and new beginnings.
A Resource Re-Entering Faith Formation
A couple of weeks ago Building Faith shared a resource about resuming formation classes from the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) and the Office of Christian Formation in the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA)\, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it.
Using Minecraft to Teach Kids About Christianity
Educators are already aware of Minecraft’s potential in the classroom, to the extent that Minecraft has created Minecraft: Education Edition to accommodate teachers. But Minecraft can also be useful for both parents and Christian educators in teaching children about both liturgy and the Bible.
When the Pencils are Dull
“Hey Mom, it’s a new world record…I lost my lunchbox on the first day of school!”This declaration from my newly minted 7th grader should have made me angry, or at least frustrated. Instead, I found myself laughing with relief and genuine glee; the pressure was off already.
Advent in a Box
Advent in a Box is a resource created by the Christian educators at Family Ministry Tools to help churches equip families to have faith conversations at home. The goal is to send home interactive, fun, and biblically sound activities that engage families and help them grow in their faith. Advent in a Box is a pizza box filled with all-age devotions and activities to help families celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas.
Friendship Bracelets and Forming Faith with Youth
My left wrist currently sports a grand assortment of colorful friendship bracelets; a sure sign that I spent the summer with the people and doing […]
My children are hearing the Bible in worship, camp and Sunday School. It all counts!
All of the snippets of scripture that we hear in worship and sing in hymns “count” in my children’s Christian education.
Jesus wasn’t boring–and neither is discipleship.
We don’t have to make the Gospel exciting. It already is.