“If we are unclear about what it is we are looking for... the best we can hope for is to get where we are going part of the time by accident."
Empower the parents, grandparents, and caregivers in your congregation to take back their role as Christian educators and faith-formers in the home.
Some neighborhoods feel more secure once neighbors have become acquainted. Church leaders wanting to get to know their community could organize a block party. It can be a great way to meet the neighbors and develop friendships. A key goal of a block party, besides having fun, should be to build relationships among the strangers in our midst. The first steps when planning a block party are developing a simple theme (such as a color or a holiday) or highlighting a community issue that needs to be ...
With the news of last week’s shootings in New Zealand I again offer these resources for talking with children.
Make your congregants' "mountaintop experiences" a part of your worship and programs throughout the rest of the year.
Here are 7 key ways that can ensure your congregation will receive the best from its faith formation staff person.
Parents are the primary and most effective faith educators for their children. So let's help them to celebrate Lent at home!
At First Church, the newly arrived pastor faced a question over whether to continue holding its evening service, which utilizes a rock band, praise songs, and emphasizes casual dress. To foster discussion, the pastor held a class for church leaders titled, “Worship: Changing to Reach a New Generation.” In class, a woman who attends the more traditional morning service raised her hand. “Pastor, I keep hearing people talk about contemporary worship. What exactly does that mean?”
Youth @ Synod is for young leaders who wish to increase their leadership skills within the workings of the UCC. Registration is open!