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?”
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Each congregation has a unique culture, and the process used to transition children into corporate worship will need to be an individualized one.
"While leaders form bonds within their congregations; healthy relationships of mutual support among peers are essential."— Karen Ziel
Most people know very well the tradition of lighting an Advent wreath at church. But First Church in Marlborough is doing something different - it encourages families to take it home as well. The idea came up during a discussion between the Sunday School co-superintendents Anita Stetson and Lynette Biggs and Pastor Kaz on how to make Advent more special for families and children. Pastor Kaz, who comes originally from Poland, suggested a practice he knows from parts of Poland, Germany and ...
It is my hope that our children will grow up knowing the true reason we celebrate Christmas. Let's get intentional!
Maybe you've heard of FOMO: the Fear of Missing Out? It's the fear that somewhere someone is watching, reading, tweeting, or experiencing something better than what you are experiencing right now. It's the low level of anxiety so many of us feel that keeps us tethered to our devices, constantly texting and scrolling to see what we might be missing.
How do we reach out to teens we know would benefit from what we have to offer when church is just one more in a smorgasbord of choices they have?