CATEGORY: Christian Education

Reconnecting with Self, Nature, and the Planet

The police brutality and systemic racism that Floyd suffered, the wildfires in Northern California, and the low air quality in this country are just some of the harsh impacts of the climate crisis that have affected the planet even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This climate crisis illustrates our disconnection from our Self, from Nature, and from the planet Earth.

Multiple Memberships on a Journey of Faith and Perseverance

One of these days, I’m going to write a book revealing all my struggles and my triumphs. My story is a story of faith and perseverance. A high school dropout that took the GED and now holds a doctorate degree. A guy who has so many interests and came through many dangers, toils and snares. I suppose if I were a good Presbyterian, I’d say it was all Providence!

Re-post: The Well at Burke Presbyterian Church

Giving ourselves permission and invitation to ponder, we realized that as captivating as our originally conceived and fashioned VBS had been, it too had become a reliable, nearly institutionalized model. We began to ask ourselves the big wondering questions of how we could best use our time and energies both to strengthen the bonds within our church and to serve God and the community.

I Believe the Children are Our Future

As a Christian educator, I think about those wise words and wonder: When does a child learn he or she is a child of God? God has something to say on this.

Eight Things Your Christian Educator Wants You to Know

Whether paid or volunteer, the work of faith formation leader is never easy. Our voices are not magnified by the pulpit, or empowered with a vote. The following are eight things that those of us involved in the ministry of faith formation want church leaders to know.

Faith Formation Resources

To close out our series on faith formation, we asked folks to tell us about their favorite faith formation resources.

Three Models for Intergenerational Faith Formation

The three models described below are not the only ways to do intergenerational ministry, and this is by no means an exhaustive or authoritative list.