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Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Taking the Lessons Home / Uncategorized

Online Faith Formation Resources: #CEF2018 Follow up

I spent last week in Des Moines, at CEF 2018,  where I presented an Online Faith Formation workshop to two, full rooms (slides and handouts are in the Workshops section of this website). One of my colleagues took notes on the many resources shared by participants in the second workshop. I’m sharing the list we … Continue reading

Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / The Bible / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized

Three things about LOVE and the Bible:

This past week, I heard Brian McLaren talk at CEF2018 about creating “studios of love” within our churches. He asked us to imagine yoga studios without mats – just lectures on yoga. Or basketball practices with no courts or balls – just videos about game strategy. These were his metaphors for the way church often … Continue reading

Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Thoughts on Faith

Last Day of CEF2018 and a new Website Section

Once again I found my people at CEF. Once again I was reminded of my call to ministries of faith formation that engender justice seeking. Once again we are reminded that the church is changing rapidly. As CEF wisely moves  from the conference model toward a model of nooks and neighborhoods, I have spoken with … Continue reading

Children's Sermons / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Taking the Lessons Home / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized

The Unspoken Lessons

I am always amazed at implicit learning that happens Godly Play stories. We finished the last lectionary reading about bread (so much bread in August!) in worship today- and the children have been paying attention. Last week when I took out the parable box and wondered what was inside, a child said “maybe it is … Continue reading

Youth Ministry 101: Free Webinar
New to Ministry / Uncategorized / Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry 101: Free Webinar

This Thursday evening, August 9, I will lead a FREE webinar through Practical Resources for Churches. Register to view live or receive the recording via email. Recordings of my Prayground Activities  and Youth Ministry: 15 Minutes at a time webinars are also available. Youth Ministry 101: No two days are alike in youth ministry! This … Continue reading