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

Children's Sermons / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Intergenerational activites / The Bible / Uncategorized

Bible Bread Stories – Breaking my own rule

I have a hard rule in children’s ministry – no worksheets.  But this week, I’ve decided to bend the rules a little with this graphic organizer. Following up last week’s lectionary reading from John 6 on the feeding of the 5000, in this Sunday’s reading, Jesus says, “I am the bread of life.” We’ll be on … Continue reading

Resources for Pastor & Staff Changes
Children's Sermons / The Church Year / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized

Resources for Pastor & Staff Changes

Part III of the Collected Works series is an important one in this season of ministry transitions. You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging as frequently as usual. In addition to finishing up seminary and preparing for ordination interviews, I’m co-leading the planning of a conference youth ministry workshop and college searching with my … Continue reading